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The Firth of Forth fishery dreg songs come to life

The photo above is one of Bob’s and was borrowed from his weblog. Click on it to visit his site Crews from three Scottish Coastal Rowing clubs, Boatie Blest, Newhaven and Portobello this week dressed up in old fashioned clothes, assembled on … Continue reading

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An enquiry from folklorist Bob Walser – what do we know about Firth of Forth oyster boats?

This Illustrated London News engraving from 1862 is the latest clue in Bob Walser’s  continuing investigation into the background of a series of ‘dreg songs’ recorded by folklorist James Madison Carpenter from families in the Firth of Forth area. Bob … Continue reading

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Chris Perkins’ photos from sunny Portsoy 2009

[ad#intheboatshed-post] Saturday, Portsoy 2009. Not really a day for a race! As usual, click on the thumbnails for some nice big photos Award-winning lapstrake boat builder and Iain Oughtred boat plan specialist Chris Perkins has written to tell us a … Continue reading

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