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Extension being built on the Salmon Bothie
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Extension being built on the Salmon Bothie

Picture added on 12 August 2008
Comments:
It looks nice; interested to see the sea facing windows at the back of the property. I was surprised that got through planning, and I'm not sure I'd enjoy looking out onto a footpath 2 feet away from my window - but I'm sure the views would be dramatic in stormy weather...
Added by Steve Ellwood on 13 August 2008
It's really good to see this taking shape at last after all this time. And it really looks good too.
Added by John Wood on 18 August 2008
My earliest memory of the Salmon Bothy was being told to keep away from the seaward side as it was "green and slimy"!!!
Developement seems a bit optimistic with rising sea levels etc.
Added by DSM on 19 August 2008
Wonder what era you're referring to, DSM. Fifty years ago, one didn't care to play there, because it wasn't an uncommon sight to see two or three "owld mannies" peeing against the back wall of the Bothy.(Hope their ghosts don't come and haunt the occupants). It's good to see another old Cromarty building being renovated rather than existing as a perpetual derelict.
Added by Christopher Hart on 20 August 2008
Aye, Christopher your right, I to remember the ould fishers peeing there, and I still mind it was really honking. And when we used to break the old rust stones for old coins just below the bothy. And Gibby Ma used to chase us away off the shore. Oh happy days.
Added by Sue Florence on 20 August 2008
Susan, please explain "rust stones for coins" as it sounds most intriguing and I cannot wait until we man our stall at the Animal Aid Fete [30.08.08] to ask you !!!
Added by Ann Hill on 20 August 2008
I think I can explain that one Ann. When we were young (early 1970s) there were some large masses of conglomerate below the bothie. At some point in the past lots of junk iron had been thrown onto the beach and the rust had welded it together into big lumps which contained stones, nails, bits of wire rope etc.

We believed somehow that there were lots of pennies welded into this, and would spend hours bashing away at the stuff, breaking it up to find this treasure. I don't remember if we ever did find any coins, but it certainly passed the time.
Added by Garve on 21 August 2008
Hi Garve,
Do you not mind Gibbie Ma chasing us away from the big bits of conglomorate below the bothy? Think that's what got me interested in metal detecting. There's quite a bit being washed up at the moment!
Added by Sue Florence on 27 August 2008
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