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TITLE
Crofter-fishermen at Rispond, Durness, 1890s
EXTERNAL ID
PC_MORRISON_6
PLACENAME
Durness
DISTRICT
Eddrachillis and Durness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Durness
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Willie Morrison
ASSET ID
29290
KEYWORDS
people
crofters
crofting
crofts
fishing
boats
creels
Crofter-fishermen at Rispond, Durness, 1890s

This photograph is of Durness crofter-fishermen taken at Rispond around the 1890s. The paternal grandfather of Willie Morrison, the Highland journalist and editor, can be seen in the centre of the photograph with a creel on his back. His name was David Morrison and he died in January 1941, aged 82.

The front row, from left to right, are Alex Mackay, his son George Mackay (later neighbour of Willie Morrison), Roderick Munro, Charles Morrison (a kinsman of Willie), David Morrison, Hugh Mackay, Murdo Morrison and William Macdonald (Uilleam Og). Murdo Morrison, David Morrison's uncle, was a tailor in Sangobeg and a noted orator, wit, and crofters' rights campaigner who died around 1908.

Of the five men at the rear, the two on the right are unidentified but the remaining three, from left to right, are Robert J Dingwall, Angus Macdonald, and Roderick Munro.

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Crofter-fishermen at Rispond, Durness, 1890s

SUTHERLAND: Durness

1890s

people; crofters; crofting; crofts; fishing; boats; creels

Willie Morrison

Willie Morrison Archive

This photograph is of Durness crofter-fishermen taken at Rispond around the 1890s. The paternal grandfather of Willie Morrison, the Highland journalist and editor, can be seen in the centre of the photograph with a creel on his back. His name was David Morrison and he died in January 1941, aged 82. <br /> <br /> The front row, from left to right, are Alex Mackay, his son George Mackay (later neighbour of Willie Morrison), Roderick Munro, Charles Morrison (a kinsman of Willie), David Morrison, Hugh Mackay, Murdo Morrison and William Macdonald (Uilleam Og). Murdo Morrison, David Morrison's uncle, was a tailor in Sangobeg and a noted orator, wit, and crofters' rights campaigner who died around 1908.<br /> <br /> Of the five men at the rear, the two on the right are unidentified but the remaining three, from left to right, are Robert J Dingwall, Angus Macdonald, and Roderick Munro.