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Seòras Grannd a' cuimhneachadh air 'Trèan an uisge-bheatha'.
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GB232_MFR_GEORGEGRANT_15
ÀITE
Baile na Dalach
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1980an
CRUTHADAIR
George S. Grant
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1653
KEYWORDS
grùdairean
taighean-staile
Granndaich Gleann Farghlais
claistinneach

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Bha Seòras Grannd (1923-2002) na cheann-suidhe air Taigh-Staile Gleann Farghlais ri taobh Abhainn Spè fad lethcheud bliadhna 's a dhà. Cheannaich a shinnsear, Iain Grannd, an taigh-staile ann an 1865, agus tha e air a bhith aig an teaghlach Grannd on uair sin. 'S e Iain L S Grannd, mac Sheòrais, an ceann-suidhe aige an-dràsta. Anns an earrainn chlaistinnich seo, a chaidh a chlàradh o thùs ann an 1983 do 'Mhoray Firth People', tha Seòras a' bruidhinn ri Sam Marshall mu dhòighean innleachdach air uisge-beatha a ghoid.

Interviewer: You sometimes hear of people who stole whisky. What sort of methods did they use? Some of them, I believe, were quite -

You still hear of people who are stealing whisky. It's one of the hazards of the employment in this industry. It's gone on since the Excise decided to put a duty on the spirit and it'll continue as long as the duty's there.

Some elaborate ways were discovered though, weren't there, because I remember seeing in the Black Museum in the Central Police Station in Glasgow a belt that a man used for many, many years just to put the whisky in and take it home with him. Have you ever come across anything as elaborate as that?

Oh, yes. There used to be what we called a 'Whisky Train' from Speyside in the good old days before the Speyside line was closed when they loaded it with whisky from Craigellachie up through by Blacksboat and up to Aviemore where it joined the main line south, in open wagons. And it was a well known fact that a whole lot of casks had been bored on the way up. One of the things they used to do was to lift the hoop from a cask, bore a hole in the cask under where the hoop was, catch the whisky in a hot water bottle, spike the - put a little bit of wood in the hole again, put the hoop down over the hole, and then you threw the hot water bottle off at a certain place on the line so that you arrived in the station with no whisky on you and you merely went back along the line to pick up the hot water bottle. Hot water bottle of course being rubber they - it didn't burst when you threw it off the train

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Seòras Grannd a' cuimhneachadh air 'Trèan an uisge-bheatha'.

1980an

grùdairean; taighean-staile; Granndaich Gleann Farghlais; claistinneach

Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh

MFR: George Grant, Glenfarclas Distillery

Bha Seòras Grannd (1923-2002) na cheann-suidhe air Taigh-Staile Gleann Farghlais ri taobh Abhainn Spè fad lethcheud bliadhna 's a dhà. Cheannaich a shinnsear, Iain Grannd, an taigh-staile ann an 1865, agus tha e air a bhith aig an teaghlach Grannd on uair sin. 'S e Iain L S Grannd, mac Sheòrais, an ceann-suidhe aige an-dràsta. Anns an earrainn chlaistinnich seo, a chaidh a chlàradh o thùs ann an 1983 do 'Mhoray Firth People', tha Seòras a' bruidhinn ri Sam Marshall mu dhòighean innleachdach air uisge-beatha a ghoid.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: You sometimes hear of people who stole whisky. What sort of methods did they use? Some of them, I believe, were quite - <br /> <br /> You still hear of people who are stealing whisky. It's one of the hazards of the employment in this industry. It's gone on since the Excise decided to put a duty on the spirit and it'll continue as long as the duty's there.<br /> <br /> Some elaborate ways were discovered though, weren't there, because I remember seeing in the Black Museum in the Central Police Station in Glasgow a belt that a man used for many, many years just to put the whisky in and take it home with him. Have you ever come across anything as elaborate as that?<br /> <br /> Oh, yes. There used to be what we called a 'Whisky Train' from Speyside in the good old days before the Speyside line was closed when they loaded it with whisky from Craigellachie up through by Blacksboat and up to Aviemore where it joined the main line south, in open wagons. And it was a well known fact that a whole lot of casks had been bored on the way up. One of the things they used to do was to lift the hoop from a cask, bore a hole in the cask under where the hoop was, catch the whisky in a hot water bottle, spike the - put a little bit of wood in the hole again, put the hoop down over the hole, and then you threw the hot water bottle off at a certain place on the line so that you arrived in the station with no whisky on you and you merely went back along the line to pick up the hot water bottle. Hot water bottle of course being rubber they - it didn't burst when you threw it off the train