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Rèile an Eilein Duibh rè 'n Chogaidh
EXTERNAL ID
PC_BLACK_ISLE_RAILWAY_09
ÀITE
A' Chananaich
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
ROS: Ros Mhaircnidh
DEIT
2006
LINN
2000an
CRUTHADAIR
Hannah Alexander
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Janine Donald
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
41302
KEYWORDS
claistinneach
rèile
rathad-iarainn
trèanachan
stèiseanan
bathar
trèanachan bathair

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Bha Rèile an Eilein Duibh na mheur de Rèile na Gàidhealtachd bho thùs. Bha e a' giùlan luchd-siubhail eadar 1894 agus 1951(bathar gu 1960) agus bha e a' ruith eadar Am Blàr Dubh agus A' Chananaich agus bha e a' stad aig stèiseanan anns a' Chaisteal Dhearg, Alan, Bun Lòchaidh agus Abhach.

Earrann fuaim bho 2006 anns an cluinnear Hannah Alexander, tè às a' Chananaich, a' bruidhinn air bliadhnaichean a' chogaidh.

Interviewer: Do you remember the railway being used during the war? Was it used any differently, or?

Hannah; Well, yes, there must - Yes, soldiers, the soldiers, because we had soldiers billeted, they took over quite a lot of the houses in the place, you see. So they must have come. I suppose some of them would have come by train but some of them would also have come on their lorries. Of course, there were, there were - Canadian and Newfoundland foresters working locally and all that. A lot of that wood probably went away by, by train. But do you know when you were young - well not that I was so young I was in my late teens, early twenties then - you just sort of, didn't pay a lot of attention. But there was certainly a lot of people billeted locally, because the hotel was taken over and St Annes, which was a big house along at the other end of the town. MacKenzie Lodge was taken over and then they built on a field - there was flat field between here and the beginning of Avoch - there were Nissan huts there, a lot of soldiers billeted there. And then in Rosemarkie they'd taken over the big hotel, you know, a lot of servicemen, soldiers. And then there were airmen up on the top of Mount High. They had a place where they sort of repaired aircraft there.

Interviewer: You mentioned Canadians, was that 'cos they would know about wood?

Hannah: Aye, foresters. Likewise the Newfoundlanders. The Canadians were up above Killen, if you know Killen, and the Newfoundlanders were quite separate; they were between here and Cromarty. The Canadians were in uniform, not the Newfoundlanders. The Newfoundlanders, they were so poor, a lot of them, when they came, and before you knew where they were they were all in navy blue striped suits, once they began to make a little money. But they weren't in uniform, they were quite apart. The others were really attached to the army.

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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Rèile an Eilein Duibh rè 'n Chogaidh

ROS: Ros Mhaircnidh

2000an

claistinneach; rèile; rathad-iarainn; trèanachan; stèiseanan; bathar; trèanachan bathair

Janine Donald

Am Baile: Memories of the Black Isle Railway

Bha Rèile an Eilein Duibh na mheur de Rèile na Gàidhealtachd bho thùs. Bha e a' giùlan luchd-siubhail eadar 1894 agus 1951(bathar gu 1960) agus bha e a' ruith eadar Am Blàr Dubh agus A' Chananaich agus bha e a' stad aig stèiseanan anns a' Chaisteal Dhearg, Alan, Bun Lòchaidh agus Abhach.<br /> <br /> Earrann fuaim bho 2006 anns an cluinnear Hannah Alexander, tè às a' Chananaich, a' bruidhinn air bliadhnaichean a' chogaidh.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Do you remember the railway being used during the war? Was it used any differently, or?<br /> <br /> Hannah; Well, yes, there must - Yes, soldiers, the soldiers, because we had soldiers billeted, they took over quite a lot of the houses in the place, you see. So they must have come. I suppose some of them would have come by train but some of them would also have come on their lorries. Of course, there were, there were - Canadian and Newfoundland foresters working locally and all that. A lot of that wood probably went away by, by train. But do you know when you were young - well not that I was so young I was in my late teens, early twenties then - you just sort of, didn't pay a lot of attention. But there was certainly a lot of people billeted locally, because the hotel was taken over and St Annes, which was a big house along at the other end of the town. MacKenzie Lodge was taken over and then they built on a field - there was flat field between here and the beginning of Avoch - there were Nissan huts there, a lot of soldiers billeted there. And then in Rosemarkie they'd taken over the big hotel, you know, a lot of servicemen, soldiers. And then there were airmen up on the top of Mount High. They had a place where they sort of repaired aircraft there.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: You mentioned Canadians, was that 'cos they would know about wood?<br /> <br /> Hannah: Aye, foresters. Likewise the Newfoundlanders. The Canadians were up above Killen, if you know Killen, and the Newfoundlanders were quite separate; they were between here and Cromarty. The Canadians were in uniform, not the Newfoundlanders. The Newfoundlanders, they were so poor, a lot of them, when they came, and before you knew where they were they were all in navy blue striped suits, once they began to make a little money. But they weren't in uniform, they were quite apart. The others were really attached to the army.