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TITLE
The 'Fisher Biggins' in Thurso (1)
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CAITHNESS_CROFTING_51
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Morton Smith
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
41349
KEYWORDS
audios
fishing industry
fishing
fishing boats
fishing nets
fishermen
fish

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In this audio extract, Mr Morton Smith of Thurso talks about the locale known as the 'Fisher Biggins'. He describes how he helped shell mussels for baiting hooks to catch haddock and other white fish.

(full transcription to follow soon)

In towns and villages there were often particular areas with very poor housing. One such place in Thurso was known as the Fisher Biggins. As the name suggests many of the residents were fisherfolk.

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The 'Fisher Biggins' in Thurso (1)

CAITHNESS: Thurso

1980s

audios; fishing industry; fishing; fishing boats; fishing nets; fishermen; fish

Highland Libraries

Caithness Recordings: Fishing

In this audio extract, Mr Morton Smith of Thurso talks about the locale known as the 'Fisher Biggins'. He describes how he helped shell mussels for baiting hooks to catch haddock and other white fish.<br /> <br /> (full transcription to follow soon)<br /> <br /> In towns and villages there were often particular areas with very poor housing. One such place in Thurso was known as the Fisher Biggins. As the name suggests many of the residents were fisherfolk.