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Raft Race - 1981

Raft Race - 1981

Date Added: 22 April 2004 Contributor: Robert Hogg Year: 1981 Picture No: 755

Preparing to launch the rafts out at Shoremills. The 3 mile race was watched by hundreds of locals and visitors to Cromarty.

The raft with the mast was sponsored by The Byre, and involved some of the local salmon fishers.

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I think this was the year my father and a few other Hi-Fab worthies entered a raft made up like nessie but they didnt get too far and had to be towed back to Cromarty by Mac Florence. Comment left on 25 April 2004 at 23:13 by Ronald Young
The raft that Hamish built was the one second from right Think it was called the Byre Breakers as CB radios were all the rage at the time actually won this race it was constructed from wood and expanding foam. I remember it being built and Tom Tom Macintosh was the Cheif Engineer. Comment left on 25 September 2004 at 00:59 by Paul Shepherd
That raft had various names ?#1. The first year it was called Home Rule. This is the second year and Paul is right it was called the Byre Breakers on that occasion - picture #754 is a photo of Brian and myself doing the sign for it in the Bothy. Comment left on 31 May 2005 at 17:07 by Hamish
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