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A few Shetland superstitions about fishing.

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Title - A few Shetland superstitions about fishing.
Contributors - Robina Bruce
Reporters - Calum Iain Maclean

Summary - Shetland superstitions about fishing; sea terms.

Fishermen did not like to meet the minister, whom they called 'the upstander', on their way to the fishing. Cats were also unlucky and the shout of "cat" was enough to anger a fisherman. Women were also not supposed to mix with boats, and red and yellow-haired lasses were especially unlucky. Certain words were not be be repeated at sea. 'Kirk' [church] for instance was the 'beeny-hoose'.


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:25
Date Recorded - 1954
Language - Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 32824
Original Tape ID - SA1954.107
Original Track ID - SA1954.107.4
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Shetland
  Parish - Yell
  Island - Yell
  Village - Burravoe


Item Location:
  County - Shetland

Item Notes -

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