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Iasgach ann an Ìle.

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Title - Iasgach ann an Ìle.
Contributors - James MacArthur; Gilbert Clark
Reporters - Mary MacDonald; Gilbert Clark

Summary - Fishing in Islay.

The fishing of white-fish started in May, when fishing boats set out for Barra. They fished mainly for coalfish, and were generally away for six weeks. Fish was cured and dried, and used for barter trade with Northern Ireland. Horses and cattle were brought back. More trading was done with Ireland than with Glasgow. Local cod fishing was in July/August. The largest boats were built in Fraserburgh, Buckie and Leith, whilst the small ones were built locally. There were about seventeen large boats in the Porthaven/Port Wemyss fleet.

Mention is made of fishing taboos, food, and of how the catch was shared by casting lots.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:09:24
Date Recorded - 1970
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 72594
Original Tape ID - SA1970.054
Original Track ID - SA1970.54.A1-A7
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Argyllshire
  Island - Islay


Item Location:
  County - Argyllshire
  Island - Islay

Item Notes -

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