Buckie & District Fishing Heritage Centre

Interviews

  • Alex Harper

    Mr Alex Harper, 33 High Street, Portknockie was interviewed on behalf of the Buckie District Fishing Heritage Society, (the last name later to be changed to Museum) by two trainees from the Balloch Trust on 4th of July 1988

  • George Geddes Ianstown

    The following tale was told by Mr George Geddes, 3 Grant Street, Ianstown, who was interviewed on 28 April 1988 by trainees from the Balloch Trust on behalf of the Buckie District Fishing Heritage Society. In June 2003 Allan Fraser, then secretary of the Museum, as it was called by this time, put the transcript on to a floppy disc which could be accessed by a computer.

  • Dave Mackay

    Mr Dave McKay , 7 Merson Street, Buckpool, Buckie, was interviewed on behalf of Buckie District Fishing Heritage Society on 6 June 1988. Mr McKay was 93 at the time. The questions put to Mr McKay and the answers given were all recorded on a tape using a tape recorder.

  • George Reid

    Mr George Reid, 3 Cathcart Street, Portgordon, was interviewed by two trainees from the Balloch Trust on 13 July 1988 who were doing the work on behalf of Buckie District Fishing Heritage Society. Mr Reid, a former fisherman, was 85 years of age at the time.

  • Harold Dumo and his wife

    Mr Harold Durno, a retired cooper, and his wife Maggie were interviewed on behalf of the Buckie District Fishing Heritage Society by two trainees from the Balloch Trust which was then operating from the former Thorn Lighting factory at Marchmont Crescent, Buckie.

  • Isabel Harrison

    Was interviewed at her home in September 1988 by Mrs Patsy Murray on behalf of the Buckie District Fishing Heritage Society .

  • James Flett

    James Flett, 15 McKenzie Street, Findochty was interviewed on behalf of Buckie District Fishing Heritage Society on the 15thof June 1988. Both the questions put to Mr Flett together with his answers were recorded on tape

  • James Mair Portknockie

    Mr James Mair, 19 New Street, Portknockie was interviewed by two trainees from the Balloch Trust in Buckie on behalf of Buckie District Fishing Heritage Society on 7 July 1988. The transcript was put on to a floppy disc for the organisation now known as Buckie District Fishing Heritage Museum by the secretary, Allan Fraser, during May 2003

  • James Robertson

    Mr James Robertson, 5 New Street, Findochty born in 1910 who first went to sea as a fisherman in the summer of 1923 was interviewed on 22 June 1988 by L. Rickerby and S. Mearns, then trainees with the Balloch Trust. The following script is the answers he gave to the questions that were asked. In the main they were concerned with his life as a young fisherman at Yarmouth in the 1920‟s and early thirties with a mention made of an escapade during his time in the Navy during World War II. His wife was present and once or twice he would ask her to remind him of something.

  • John Cowie 12 Cluny Terrace

    Mr John ‘Johnny’ Cowie a former baker and Salvation Army officer was interviewed on behalf of Buckie District Fishing Heritage Society in July 1988 by a trainee from the Balloch Trust. In May 2003, Allan Fraser, secretary of the Heritage Museum (the name was changed) copied the transcript on to a floppy disc to be used with a computer.

  • John “Johnny” Gray

    Two trainees with the Balloch Trust interviewed Mr John Gray, 2 Braeview Road, Buckie on 2nd May 1988, on behalf of the Buckie District Fishing Heritage Society, the following transcript is the dialogue that took place which was put on to a floppy disc by Allan Fraser on May 2nd 2003.

  • Maggie Anderson

    On the 6th of July two trainees from the Balloch Trust working on behalf of Buckie District Fishing Heritage Society called on Mrs Anderson to ask if she would mind answering some questions about her life after she left school. The transcript was checked over and put on to a floppy disc by Allan Fraser on 1st May 2003

  • Florence Smith

    Miss Florence Smith, a District Nurse, known to many people in Buckie at one time simply as Nurse Flo was interviewed at her home 9 Craigenroan Place, Portessie in July 1988. The two interviewers were trainees on Work Experience from the Balloch Trust

  • Maggie Cowie 51 Yardie

    Mrs Cowie was interviewed by two trainees from the Balloch Trust on behalf of Buckie District Fishing Heritage Society on 27 July 1988.

  • Jeannie Innes

    n July 1988 Mrs Patsy Murray, called on Mrs Innes at her home, 8 Yardie, Buckie, and interviewed her on behalf of the Buckie District Fishing Heritage Society.

  • Maggie Barrie

    Two trainees on work experience with the Balloch Trust interviewed Mrs Maggie Barrie in her home at 5 Merson Street, Buckie on behalf of the Buckie District Fishing Heritage Society in June 1988. One of the interviewers was Sandy Mearns

  • Nanie Kaczmarek

    In September 1988 Mrs Nanie Kaczmarek of 31 Mid Street, Buckie who spent part of her working life as a fish worker during the period when herring was being caught in large numbers in the waters between the Shetland Isles and off East Anglia

  • Richard Souter

    Mr Richard Souter, 11 Sutherland Street, Buckpool, a retired fisherman, was interviewed by two trainees from the Balloch Trust, Buckie, on the 12th May 1988.

  • Three Cullen Men

    Three Cullen men, William Findlay, 40 Seatown, Peter Findlay 121 Seatown and John Wood Mair, 30 Castle Street all met in 40 Seatown in July 1988 where they were interviewed by another much younger fisherman , known only as Willie

  • James Penman

    Interview with Mr. James Penman (Clarkie), 25 Dunbar Court, Masadonia,(Macedonia?) Glenrothes formerly 36 Main Street, Buckie on 13th June 1988.

  • Mrs I Pirie

    No, no, I wiz a gutter, We hid tae be in the curing yard at 6 o’clock ready tae start work