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Mackay and Ross summer visitors to Embo
Mackay and Ross summer visitors to Embo

Copy of a monochrome photograph believed to have been taken in the summer of 1952 and the occasion was probably the Highland Games at The Meadows in Dornoch. Left to right: George Mackay, lsobel Ross, Kenneth Mackay and Selina Ratell. Kenneth and his younger brother George were then living in Glasgow with their parents and siblings but spent our summer holidays with Embo relatives. lsobel Ross was London born and resident there, but her parents were from Embo, and she too spent most summer holidays in Embo. lsobel's first cousins in Embo were lsobel, Nan, Jimmie and Donnie Sutherland whose home was next to the "Old Nurses Home". Selina lived at 9 Terrace Street with her mother, who was Embo born, and her older brother Kenneth. Her father, who I think was English, spent long periods of time working away from home. Kenneth (Kenny) Ratell became quite famous in Embo during the 1955 Suez Crisis when his photograph appeared in a national newspaper standing at the front of a landing craft approach the beach in the Canal Zone.
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