Tag Archives: fishing

2010.16.4

Archive film from the 1980s about `Two Men of Tiree`

DVD film from the Scottish Screen Archive about `Two Men of Tiree`. Filmed in the 1980s, colour, sound. The two men are Gavin Carter, who opened a bakery on the island, and Hector MacPhail, lobster fisherman. Both businesses were given start-up funding from the Highlands and Islands Development Board. Also featured in the film: Nester Carter (Gavin`s wife) and their four children, Donald John Kennedy (crewing for Hector), school children on the school bus and in the classroom, Milton Harbour, and “Harbour Maid” (Hector MacPhail`s fishing boat).

2009.44.6

Book “Fishing, Fishermen, Fish Merchants and Curers in Shetland”

Softback book “Fishing, Fishermen, Fish Merchants and Curers in Shetland” by James R. Coull. Collection of magazine articles about the Shetland fishing industry compiled into one book, tracing its history from the mid 18th century to the mid 20th century.

2008.46.7

Black and white photograph of a horse-drawn wagon transporting lobster creels at Pictou Island in the early 20th century.

A horse-drawn wagon transporting lobster creels at Pictou Island in the mid-20th century. Lachie Dan MacCallum (1881-1967), great-grandson of the first miller at Cornaig, would have used a similar wagon to haul his gear until he stopped fishing around 1964.

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