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TITLE
Dougie Kelly, a foreman at Nigg Yard
EXTERNAL ID
PC_BUSH_022
PLACENAME
Nigg
DISTRICT
Fearn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Nigg
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
Alun Bush
SOURCE
Alan Bush
ASSET ID
22023
KEYWORDS
industry
oil industry
Dougie Kelly, a foreman at Nigg Yard

The man looking at the camera is Dougie Kelly of Inverness. This photograph was taken when he was a foreman, overseeing the work of welders, at the oil platform construction and fabrication yard at Nigg, Easter Ross.

The other man has yet to be identified but was a welder at the yard. We know this because welders wore their hard hats back to front. If they didn't, their masks couldn't be lifted up as the peak of the hat was in the way. Wearing them "the wrong way round" also meant that the peak of the hat would hopefully act as a shield and prevent the red hot slag going down the back of the welders' collars.

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Dougie Kelly, a foreman at Nigg Yard

ROSS: Nigg

1970s

industry; oil industry

Alan Bush

Alun Bush - Scoraig & Nigg

The man looking at the camera is Dougie Kelly of Inverness. This photograph was taken when he was a foreman, overseeing the work of welders, at the oil platform construction and fabrication yard at Nigg, Easter Ross.<br /> <br /> The other man has yet to be identified but was a welder at the yard. We know this because welders wore their hard hats back to front. If they didn't, their masks couldn't be lifted up as the peak of the hat was in the way. Wearing them "the wrong way round" also meant that the peak of the hat would hopefully act as a shield and prevent the red hot slag going down the back of the welders' collars.