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Shooting Party on the steps of Cromarty House

Shooting Party on the steps of Cromarty House

Date Added: 20 July 2004 Contributor: Margaret Urquhart Year: 1897 Picture No: 839

Are these member's of staff, or the family and friends? I've guessed at 1897 as we don't have any other pics for that year.

Albums: People

Groups: Cromarty House and Gardens


I believe that the young chap on the extreme right is my father, Robert Urquhart who later became the butcher in Bank St. The bearded gent second from the left may be his father, also called Robert, who was the head gamekeeper. My father became head gamekeeper after his father, but when he left the Laird's employment to start his butcher's business the Laird tried to persuade him to stay. He said "It's a case of sink or swim, and I want to swim." Comment left on 22 July 2004 at 10:11 by Margaret Urquhart
"I Say chaps,anyone for the pheasant shoot jolly good fun.what eh!".beaters & guns dogs.heading out to massacre some poor unsuspecting phesants.all for the pleasures of lords & ladies in this instance the laird o'Cromarty.shonny mhor from eilean dubh.have a nice day. Comment left on 02 June 2013 at 09:30 by JOHN REDDIGAN
H.F. Lawford was shooting tenant at Cromarty House in 1890. I would be interested to know what types of game were available then - particularly whether there was much in the way of woodpigeon. Comment left on 05 March 2018 at 10:11 by Nigel Lawford
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