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Memories of a Highland Drover (1)
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HIGHLANDLIVESTOCK_AUDIO_01
ÀITE
Inbhir Pheofharain
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
ROS: Inbhir Pheofharain
DEIT
2006
LINN
2000an
CRUTHADAIR
Ian Munro
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Comann Dualchais Sprèidh na Gàidhealtachd
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
2657
KEYWORDS
dròbhairean
dròbhadh
margaidhean
claistinneach

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San earrainn claistneachd seo, clàraichte ann an 2006, tha Iain Rothach a bha roimhe na dhròbhair a' cuimhneachadh air na dh'fhiosraich e a' dròbhadh na òige. Tha an ìomhaigh de dh'Iain, aois 22, le chù, Tan.

Interviewer: You were a drover with Reith and Anderson?

'No. I was only - I wasn't, I was never an employee of Reith and Anderson, but I worked for them the same as a lot of boys do now. On a busy sale day, you would get called in to work. I was working for Reith and Andersons when I was still in school in Dingwall. And Geordie McCallum, whom you've got there, we used to come out of school about, well 4 o'clock, close, eh, school closed, throw our school bags into the mart office in Dingwall, and walk all the cattle and sheep - 90% of them, were, left Dingwall by rail, and we walked the cattle and the sheep. If it was a cattle sale we walked cattle down to the station, and back for the next lot, and that was the routine.'

Rugadh Iain Rothach air Tuathanas a' Chnuic Dhuibh, Baile Eòghainn, Siorrachd Rois ann an 1933. Bha athair 's a sheanair nan luchd-malairt cruidh agus chaorach, agus b' ann air sgàth a' cheangail a bh' aig athair ri na ropairean stuic, Reith agus MacAnndrais, a thòisich Iain, nach robh ach aois 11 no 12, a chuideachadh aig fèilltean stuic ann an Inbhir Pheofharain. Aig aois 18, thòisich Iain a dhol a-mach gu na h-Uibhistean na dhròbhair le Reith agus MacAnndrais a chuideachadh aig na fèilltean ràitheil. Aig an àm sin, cha robh goireasan ann airson làraidhean a chur air tìr air na h-eileanan agus mar sin dh'fheumadh an crodh a bhith air an iomain bho na fèilltean gu na bàtaichean, gus an tàinig na h-aiseagan ro-ro ann an 1965.

Ghabh Iain os làimh tuathanas an teaghlaich faisg air Baile Eòghainn ann an 1964 agus bha e ri tuathanachas an sin gu 1984. Lean e air a' cuideachadh aig na fèilltean roip ann an Inbhir Pheofharain nuair a bha feum air. O leig e seachad an tuathanas, tha Iain air fuireach ann an obair co-cheangailte ri tuathanachas, a' dràibheadh làraidhean, a' reic fras fheòir agus a' cuideachadh nàbaidhean agus teaghlach le stoc.

Airson stiùireadh mu bhith a’ cleachdadh ìomhaighean agus susbaint eile, faicibh duilleag ‘Na Cumhaichean air Fad.’
’S e companaidh cuibhrichte fo bharantas clàraichte ann an Alba Àir. SC407011 agus carthannas clàraichte Albannach Àir. SC042593 a th’ ann an High Life na Gàidhealtachd.
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Memories of a Highland Drover (1)

ROS: Inbhir Pheofharain

2000an

dròbhairean; dròbhadh; margaidhean; claistinneach;

Comann Dualchais Sprèidh na Gàidhealtachd

Highland Livestock Heritage Society audios

San earrainn claistneachd seo, clàraichte ann an 2006, tha Iain Rothach a bha roimhe na dhròbhair a' cuimhneachadh air na dh'fhiosraich e a' dròbhadh na òige. Tha an ìomhaigh de dh'Iain, aois 22, le chù, Tan.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: You were a drover with Reith and Anderson? <br /> <br /> 'No. I was only - I wasn't, I was never an employee of Reith and Anderson, but I worked for them the same as a lot of boys do now. On a busy sale day, you would get called in to work. I was working for Reith and Andersons when I was still in school in Dingwall. And Geordie McCallum, whom you've got there, we used to come out of school about, well 4 o'clock, close, eh, school closed, throw our school bags into the mart office in Dingwall, and walk all the cattle and sheep - 90% of them, were, left Dingwall by rail, and we walked the cattle and the sheep. If it was a cattle sale we walked cattle down to the station, and back for the next lot, and that was the routine.'<br /> <br /> Rugadh Iain Rothach air Tuathanas a' Chnuic Dhuibh, Baile Eòghainn, Siorrachd Rois ann an 1933. Bha athair 's a sheanair nan luchd-malairt cruidh agus chaorach, agus b' ann air sgàth a' cheangail a bh' aig athair ri na ropairean stuic, Reith agus MacAnndrais, a thòisich Iain, nach robh ach aois 11 no 12, a chuideachadh aig fèilltean stuic ann an Inbhir Pheofharain. Aig aois 18, thòisich Iain a dhol a-mach gu na h-Uibhistean na dhròbhair le Reith agus MacAnndrais a chuideachadh aig na fèilltean ràitheil. Aig an àm sin, cha robh goireasan ann airson làraidhean a chur air tìr air na h-eileanan agus mar sin dh'fheumadh an crodh a bhith air an iomain bho na fèilltean gu na bàtaichean, gus an tàinig na h-aiseagan ro-ro ann an 1965.<br /> <br /> Ghabh Iain os làimh tuathanas an teaghlaich faisg air Baile Eòghainn ann an 1964 agus bha e ri tuathanachas an sin gu 1984. Lean e air a' cuideachadh aig na fèilltean roip ann an Inbhir Pheofharain nuair a bha feum air. O leig e seachad an tuathanas, tha Iain air fuireach ann an obair co-cheangailte ri tuathanachas, a' dràibheadh làraidhean, a' reic fras fheòir agus a' cuideachadh nàbaidhean agus teaghlach le stoc.