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Pròiseact Eachdraidh Beul-aithris Bhaile Eòghainn - Eppie Buist (1 de 7)
EXTERNAL ID
EOHP_EPPIE_BUIST_01
ÀITE
Baile Èoghainn
SGÌRE
Inbhir Pheofharain
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
ROS: Sgìre Thighearna
DEIT
1991; 1992
LINN
1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Eppie Buist
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Pròiseact Eachdraidh Beul-aithris Bhaile Eòghainn
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
41125
KEYWORDS
claistinneach
beul-aithris

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'S e earrann fuaim a tha seo, air a togail bho Phròiseact Eachdraidh Bheul-aithriseach Bhaile Eòghainn, pròiseact air a dhèanamh ann an 1991-92 le Adrian Clark. San earrainnn seo tha Eppie Buist a' bruidhinn air eachdraidh a teaghlaich.


Interviewer: Well, you were brought up in Ardgay but sent away? Well you were, you were the bane in the life of various different governesses?

And nannies.

Interviewer: And nannies.

Ten nannies left too.

Interviewer: I see.

Ten nannies and fourteen governesses for five children wasn't a bad record, really, was it?

Interviewer: No. Did you have bets to see how long they would last?

Yes, more or less. No, too young for that. No, we just were tiresome, and me mostly. I was the naughtiest one. And my brother next to me - I'm the oldest - and then brother next to me, he was rather, rather goody goody when he was young but I used to put him up to this sort of thing, you see, so we were always dubbed together. We were very close in age, about fifteen months or something between us and we did everything together but it was always me that was the troublemaker. Poor Jock used to get into the same trouble but he didn't deserve it, really.

Interviewer: I see. You kept quiet. Mmm.

Yes.

Interviewer: Well, your father was Sir Robert Brooke?

Yes.

Interviewer: When was he ennobled? Or was that...

His father was...

Interviewer: Yes.

...a very, very stiff, hard - I don't know was he hard - but he was a very, very severe old boy, my grandfather, and not a bit like my father who was absolutely the best fun in the world. He had a leg in both generations; he could understand all the nonsense of young people but he never, but all the sort of sense of old age and that. Well, he was never old; he died at 57 of a burst appendix. Not exactly, one of those clots that you get after an operation, you know?

Interviewer: Yes.

Wasn't the appendix, really, but the reason for the operation was the appendix.

Interviewer: Mmm-hmm.

So we didn't have him for very long. Went all through the First War and never got a scratch. From '14 to '18 he was in France and he never got a scratch. He got a wee whiff of gas once but he said he knew how to take cover and he didn't...

Interviewer: Gosh

... he didn't get anything. He was never ill.

Interviewer; So he was with the Count- he was an elected officer of the County Council for many years?

Yes.

Interviewer: And became Convenor?

Head of Ross-shire County Council and that's how they ran in those days.

Interviewer: Well respected, would you say, in the council?

Oh much loved, yes.

Interviewer: Loved as well?

Oh yes, loved by everyone in this county, I think. Yes.

Interviewer: And your mother?

My mother was an Aberdonian and she was absolutely marvellous; she could do anything that he did. She used to go duck punting. You know that terribly cold sport when you lie in the bottom on a punt, when the ice is on the seashore?

Interviewer: I've read about it, yes. I haven't...

When the ice is on the seashore, and you have a cannon and the g-, you get lots of ducks sometimes. You don't get very often. You get frozen to death but you get them. She always went with him.'

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Pròiseact Eachdraidh Beul-aithris Bhaile Eòghainn - Eppie Buist (1 de 7)

ROS: Sgìre Thighearna

1990an

claistinneach; beul-aithris;

Pròiseact Eachdraidh Beul-aithris Bhaile Eòghainn

Evanton Oral History Project

'S e earrann fuaim a tha seo, air a togail bho Phròiseact Eachdraidh Bheul-aithriseach Bhaile Eòghainn, pròiseact air a dhèanamh ann an 1991-92 le Adrian Clark. San earrainnn seo tha Eppie Buist a' bruidhinn air eachdraidh a teaghlaich.<br /> <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Well, you were brought up in Ardgay but sent away? Well you were, you were the bane in the life of various different governesses?<br /> <br /> And nannies.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: And nannies.<br /> <br /> Ten nannies left too.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: I see.<br /> <br /> Ten nannies and fourteen governesses for five children wasn't a bad record, really, was it?<br /> <br /> Interviewer: No. Did you have bets to see how long they would last?<br /> <br /> Yes, more or less. No, too young for that. No, we just were tiresome, and me mostly. I was the naughtiest one. And my brother next to me - I'm the oldest - and then brother next to me, he was rather, rather goody goody when he was young but I used to put him up to this sort of thing, you see, so we were always dubbed together. We were very close in age, about fifteen months or something between us and we did everything together but it was always me that was the troublemaker. Poor Jock used to get into the same trouble but he didn't deserve it, really.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: I see. You kept quiet. Mmm.<br /> <br /> Yes.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Well, your father was Sir Robert Brooke?<br /> <br /> Yes.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: When was he ennobled? Or was that...<br /> <br /> His father was...<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Yes.<br /> <br /> ...a very, very stiff, hard - I don't know was he hard - but he was a very, very severe old boy, my grandfather, and not a bit like my father who was absolutely the best fun in the world. He had a leg in both generations; he could understand all the nonsense of young people but he never, but all the sort of sense of old age and that. Well, he was never old; he died at 57 of a burst appendix. Not exactly, one of those clots that you get after an operation, you know?<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Yes.<br /> <br /> Wasn't the appendix, really, but the reason for the operation was the appendix.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Mmm-hmm.<br /> <br /> So we didn't have him for very long. Went all through the First War and never got a scratch. From '14 to '18 he was in France and he never got a scratch. He got a wee whiff of gas once but he said he knew how to take cover and he didn't...<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Gosh<br /> <br /> ... he didn't get anything. He was never ill.<br /> <br /> Interviewer; So he was with the Count- he was an elected officer of the County Council for many years?<br /> <br /> Yes.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: And became Convenor?<br /> <br /> Head of Ross-shire County Council and that's how they ran in those days.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Well respected, would you say, in the council?<br /> <br /> Oh much loved, yes.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Loved as well?<br /> <br /> Oh yes, loved by everyone in this county, I think. Yes.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: And your mother?<br /> <br /> My mother was an Aberdonian and she was absolutely marvellous; she could do anything that he did. She used to go duck punting. You know that terribly cold sport when you lie in the bottom on a punt, when the ice is on the seashore?<br /> <br /> Interviewer: I've read about it, yes. I haven't...<br /> <br /> When the ice is on the seashore, and you have a cannon and the g-, you get lots of ducks sometimes. You don't get very often. You get frozen to death but you get them. She always went with him.'