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Embo women baiting lines
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Embo women baiting lines

Monochrome image shows Embo women seated against fish crates baiting fish lines with a hardy 'old salt' seated on the right of the photograph. The lady in the centre may be Kate ("Curly") Mackay, a Cumming by birth, who was the mother of Robert John Mackay, the Embo poet and story-teller. The image was included in an article "Thanks for those Memories..." published in the Northern Time of November 15th, 1985 and dates from c 1915.
Picture added on 01 October 2018 at 15:06
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Newspaper clipping 'A Scotsman's Log' 'Viscount Made Freeman of His Mother's TownViscount Kilmuir Freedom of Dornoch - SettingViscount Kilmuir Freedom of Dornoch - Listening toViscount Kilmuir Freedom of DornochDornoch Horticultural Society Medal 1906Handwritten comment on building of Dornoch Light  Dornoch viewed from Burghfield towerBalancing act in the butchery businessThanks for those memories - Embo