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Cromarty Image Library

Bobby and Iain Hogg - 1987
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Bobby and Iain Hogg - 1987

Ian learning to steer the 'Peedie Lass'.
Picture added on 15 September 2006
That is without a doubt my favourite photo I have ever seen.
Added by Iain Hogg on 13 May 2007
Aw, that is so sweet. Look at you as wee boy Iain. Back when life was all about boats and eating fish! Grandad looks like someone else.
Added by Joanna Garratt on 11 August 2007
Last year, on 28 September, my wife and I were visiting Scotland and had come to Cromarty Bay on the Black Isle. Right next to a small road that ended at the ferry dock was an old blue boat, propped up by some rickety framework. On its bow was the name "Peedie Lass." I photographed it, and have since wondered who the Peedie Lass was, who owned her and sailed her, and, indeed, where the name came from. I would love to have some information if possible. From the photo above, I cannot get enough of a glimpse of the boat to see if i is the same one, but I have a feeling that it must be. I could e-mail a copy of my photo to whoever might respond to my query. You can e-mail me at

Thank you,

Georg von Tiesenhausen
Added by Georg von Tiesenhausen on 19 October 2007
The Peedie Lass was my Grandad, Bobby Hogg's, boat, but I think it's my Uncle Robert's (father of Iain in the picture and Bobby's son) now. I think she's been out of the water for a few years now. Peedie is a Shetland (or Orcadian?) word for 'little', so Peedie Lass literally means 'little girl'.

I hope that answers your questions, Georg, and I'm sure if I'm wrong on any point I'll be corrected quickly enough! It would be lovely to see the picture you too, perhaps you could email it to the Image Library and see if Garve will publish it?

Best wishes
Added by Kirsten Fleetwood (nee Garratt) on 19 October 2007
The Peedie Lass came from Dingwall to Cromarty. It was built in the north isles of Orkney. Peedie is used in Orkney and peerie in Shetland.
Added by Dennis Manson on 19 October 2007
To Kristen Fleetwood and Dennis Manson, thank you very much for the information about the Peedie Lass.

Georg's photo can be seen on picture #2024
Added by Georg von Tiesenhausen on 22 October 2007
I absolutely love Iain's life jacket in this picture!
Anonymous comment added on 16 October 2008
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