Superstition and fishermen: generosity rewarded with luck.
Date 1953
Track ID 9708
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1953.245.A2

Original Tape ID

SA1953.245

Summary

Superstition and fishermen: generosity rewarded with luck.

When Charles 'Codlins' Simpson was on the way from his lodgings to go to sea with the fishing boat 'Olive Branch', he met an old woman, Betsy, and gave her the price of a half gill. When he got to the boat, they were undecided about whether to go out against a head wind, but the skipper said that Betsy would bring them luck, and she did: their boat was the most successful in Cullivoe. Codlins is still superstitious.

Recording Location

County - Banffshire

Parish - Gamrie

Village/Place - Macduff

Language

Scots

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS