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Fishing Blockade - 1975
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Fishing Blockade - 1975

This framework on the links was something I played on as a child - what was it for?
Picture added on 26 April 2004 at 11:23
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Fishing Boat Blockade
If I remember correctly it would have been used by the salmon fishers to dry their gear. As everything was either sisal, hemp, or cotton it had to be properly dried before storage or it would rot fairly quickly. That was why all gear was barked before use. Only the actual nets were left natural as it was thought to be detrimental to how the nets fished.
Added by Dennis Manson on 26 April 2004
This framework was used for the salmon fishers to lay the bag nets on after cleaning to keep them off the ground
Added by Kenny Macfarlane on 13 August 2005
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Fishing Boat Blockade

Fishing Blockade from the Chicken Farm - 1975Cromarty Firth Fishing Boat Blockade