Boat-building in Barra.
Date 01 July 1960
Track ID 54044
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1960.123.A31

Original Tape ID

SA1960.123

Summary

Boat-building in Barra.

There is no local boat-building in Barra nowadays [1960]. About 100 years previously, large boats known as 'cuthagan' were built in Castlebay. These were sailed to Ireland and Glasgow, where fish were sold and seed purchased. The contributor lists the places where boats stopped on the way home from Glasgow. These boats had a crew of five or six, oars on each side, two sails, and no decks.

Mention of places where the women went during the herring season, including Shetland.

Recording Location

County - Midlothian

Parish - Edinburgh

Village/Place - Edinburgh

Language

English

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS