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Houses at Embo
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Houses at Embo

Monchrome photograph from page 11 of the '1950 Album' of Mr Hardie, Factor of Skibo, showing a houses, thought to be at Embo, with fishing nets drying on the seaward bank
Picture added on 24 April 2008
Comments:
I AM FAIRLY SURE THIS IS NOT EMBO, PERHAPS BALINTORE OR ONE OF THE OTHER ROSS-SHIRE SEABOARD VILLAGES.
Added by JOHN MACKAY on 25 December 2010
Definitely not Embo, Golspie or Brora ?
Added by Bill Hadden on 02 January 2011
Maybe Brora.
Added by Bob Craik on 28 September 2012
I have studied this picture for some time and I am sure that it is not of Embo. The houses in the picture don't fully ring bells with me. In addition to this the sand dunes to the right of the picture are for a start in the wrong position for Embo. Embo's sand dunes overlooked the sea to the East of the village. The village houses were behind and at right angles to these dunes. There are some such large dunes to the North of Embo but these are some distance from the village. In addition it appears that there are many fishing nets drying on poles in these sand dunes and Embo fisherfolk in the main used baited long lines to catch their fish. I am also fairly certain that it is not Golspie either. I cannot say if this is a photo of Brora as in my young days in Embo in the '40s and '50s, Dornoch and Golspie were about the furthest we ever ventured from the village as Shank's pony was our usual mode of transport.
Added by Kenneth Mackay on 16 March 2013
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