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The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival goes all superstitious

Red-headed Scottish Traditional Boat Festival volunteer Vivien Rae with seafaring superstitions guide Visitors to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Traditional Boat Festival at Portsoy (23rd-24th June) are being urged to observe centuries-old superstitions to help ensure the event is plain sailing. … Continue reading

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Mike Smylie’s Herring: a History of the Silver Darlings is now in the shops

Fishing historian Mike Smylie’s latest book Herring: A History of the Silver Darlingsexamines the effects of herring and the herring trade on the communities who catch them over the past 2000 years, including the way of life, superstitions and of … Continue reading

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‘O hear us when we cry to thee, For those in peril on the sea’

The Storm engraving by William Miller after Van de Velde, published in 1858. From the Wikimedia We’re in the midst of yet another storm here in the UK. I might have enjoyed them as a child, but now they set … Continue reading

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