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TITLE
Caithness Flagstone Industry
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CAITHNESS_CROFTING_115
PLACENAME
Murkle
DISTRICT
Central Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Olrig
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Margaret Swanson
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
41393
KEYWORDS
audios

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In this audio extract Margaret Swanson talks about the flagstone industry at Weydale Quarries, just south of Thurso, in Caithness. Margaret was born in Glasgow in 1899 and moved to Caithness when her mother died and her father went off to America. She was adopted by the Allan family who had a small farm at Murkle, near Thurso.

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Caithness Flagstone Industry

CAITHNESS: Olrig

1980s

audios;

Highland Libraries

Caithness Recordings: Miscellaneous

In this audio extract Margaret Swanson talks about the flagstone industry at Weydale Quarries, just south of Thurso, in Caithness. Margaret was born in Glasgow in 1899 and moved to Caithness when her mother died and her father went off to America. She was adopted by the Allan family who had a small farm at Murkle, near Thurso.<br /> <br /> (full transcription to follow soon)