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Hostel Photograph ?  1948
Hostel Photograph ? 1948

Monochrome photograph of group of young men and women possibly staying in Dornoch hostels. Back row L –R: Hugh Mackay, Donald Maclean, Bettyhill, John Murray, Lonemore, John Murray (Red),John MacRae, Peter Murray Sander MacDonald, Tommy MacKay, Embo, Harry MacKay, Gary Thom Middle row L-R: Catherine Mowat, Bertina MacLean (Bulloch), Clare MacKay, Katherine Shaw (Betty Rutherford), Elizabeth Ann . Gordondevina MacLean, Isobel MacKay ( Sutherland), Naomi Blythe
Front Row L-R: Fay Rolston, Patricia MacDonald, Christina acDonald
Peggy MacLeod, Sarah MacLeod, Annabella MacKay ( Murray), Una Cambell, Jean Cambell
Picture added on 05 December 2008
Back row L-R. The boy seventh from the left is not Tommy Mackay, Embo but Tommy Grant, Embo. His elder brother James Grant and younger sister Jessie Joan Grant also went to Dornoch School. My older brothers Donald James and Hamish Mackay went to Dornoch School with Tommy Grant but none of these Embo children lived in the school hostels but cycled the 3 miles to school each day.
Tommy Grant is eighth from the left
Added by William Stewart on 25 August 2017
Thanks William, I think that I ran put of fingers with that count! Must have been that glass in my right hand.
Tommy Grant was always known in Embo a Toma Grant and James as Jima Grant. They lived at 3 Front Street. In Embo their father Alexander Grant was known as Alex aig Johan and their mother Isabella Grant, as Bella aig Deddle. Toma is now retired in the South of Scotland after having worked many years in Clydebank as an electrician. Jima trained in the Glasgow shipyards as a ship engineer in the 1950s and later worked as a Chief Engineer with the P and O line sailing to the then named Bombay in India. Toma and Jima were very proficient fishermen and rabbit "hunters" in their young days.
Added by Kenneth Mackay on 13 September 2017
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