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Fishermen's superstitions: taboo animals, whistling, unlucky...

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Title - Fishermen's superstitions: taboo animals, whistling, unlucky...
Contributors - George Port
Reporters - Unknown (male)

Summary - Fishermen's superstitions: taboo animals, whistling, unlucky people.

Fishermen were very superstitious. Nobody dared mention rabbits or pigs. A small boy might have gone out with his father to the herring fishing, but if he had whistled the fishermen would have stucken [knifed] him, as whistling was supposed to raise the wind. There was a certain woman who was supposed to bring bad luck, and the fishermen would turn back if they saw her on the way to sea. George Port confirms that salmon was another thing that couldn't be mentioned. He recalls catching one at sea and giving everybody a bit: that was all right.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:43
Date Recorded - 1971.08
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 61914
Original Tape ID - SA1971.304
Original Track ID - SA1971.304
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Angus
  Parish - Craig
  Village - Ferryden


Item Location:
  County - Angus
  Parish - Craig
  Village - Ferryden

Item Notes -

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