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TITLE
Remembering Shops in Wick
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CAITHNESS_CROFTING_102
PLACENAME
Wick
DISTRICT
Eastern Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Baba Mackay
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
41383
KEYWORDS
shops
shopping

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In this audio extract, Mrs Baba Mackay talks about former shops in Pulteneytown, Wick.

'Well, we stayed in Huddart Street an there were - Ah think there's at e corner there were Whistley Bremner's [?], across e road. There were a pie shop doon at wan corner. There were another grocer's shop doon at e other corner o Huddart Street - doon at e bottom. An in [?] Huddart Street there were wan, Wilson's, up at e top. There were wan in e middle, an there were wan doon at e bottom. An e same in Nicolson Street. There wis George MacCain's pie shop an there were anither shop doon at e bottom.

An then in Wellington Street there were two or three shops - Ah jist canna mind e whole o em. But then in Kinnaird Street there were John Leith's an Mackenzie's up at e top, Mackenzie's baker shop up at e top, at e corner at Andrew taylor's is now. There were, och, there were three or four shops in every corner. Doon in Smith Terrace there were Johann Mackay's an in Grant Street there wis Mary Anne Ross hid a draper's shop ere. Peter Bain had a copper shop in e corner. An then in MacArthur Street there wis Mary Farquhar's on wan corner an Willie Farquhar's on e other. An e chemist's shop an e, the, the Post Office, Sutherland had e Post Office shop. An then on e other corner there wis, a shop on at corner where A & D Mackays is now an then along a wee bit further there's Ella Bayne's [Bain's?]. She hid a sweetie shop ere. Then there's Charlie Ball's chip shop an Sandy Gunn hid a shop where at hairdresser's is now, ye know? An up further then, there's another pie shop, up at the corner Maggie Weir's is, up at at corner Ah think there's a hairdressing shop on e corner o Dunbar Street an Breadalbane. An then there wis a newsagents on e other side o Bayne's, at e top of Black Stairs ere, an a fish shop. Oh, there were a lot o shops then. Ah mean, there's no now. There's only two, Ah think, in e whole place - Angie's & Hughie's. They all seemed to make a livin out o it, ye know?'

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Remembering Shops in Wick

CAITHNESS: Wick

1980s

shops; shopping

Highland Libraries

Caithness Recordings: Life in Wick

In this audio extract, Mrs Baba Mackay talks about former shops in Pulteneytown, Wick.<br /> <br /> 'Well, we stayed in Huddart Street an there were - Ah think there's at e corner there were Whistley Bremner's [?], across e road. There were a pie shop doon at wan corner. There were another grocer's shop doon at e other corner o Huddart Street - doon at e bottom. An in [?] Huddart Street there were wan, Wilson's, up at e top. There were wan in e middle, an there were wan doon at e bottom. An e same in Nicolson Street. There wis George MacCain's pie shop an there were anither shop doon at e bottom.<br /> <br /> An then in Wellington Street there were two or three shops - Ah jist canna mind e whole o em. But then in Kinnaird Street there were John Leith's an Mackenzie's up at e top, Mackenzie's baker shop up at e top, at e corner at Andrew taylor's is now. There were, och, there were three or four shops in every corner. Doon in Smith Terrace there were Johann Mackay's an in Grant Street there wis Mary Anne Ross hid a draper's shop ere. Peter Bain had a copper shop in e corner. An then in MacArthur Street there wis Mary Farquhar's on wan corner an Willie Farquhar's on e other. An e chemist's shop an e, the, the Post Office, Sutherland had e Post Office shop. An then on e other corner there wis, a shop on at corner where A & D Mackays is now an then along a wee bit further there's Ella Bayne's [Bain's?]. She hid a sweetie shop ere. Then there's Charlie Ball's chip shop an Sandy Gunn hid a shop where at hairdresser's is now, ye know? An up further then, there's another pie shop, up at the corner Maggie Weir's is, up at at corner Ah think there's a hairdressing shop on e corner o Dunbar Street an Breadalbane. An then there wis a newsagents on e other side o Bayne's, at e top of Black Stairs ere, an a fish shop. Oh, there were a lot o shops then. Ah mean, there's no now. There's only two, Ah think, in e whole place - Angie's & Hughie's. They all seemed to make a livin out o it, ye know?'