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Rousay Co-op Van

This photo, shows my grandfather Jacko Linklater (left) with the Rousay Co-op van, Delivering to Jock-o-Breck (Craigie) in 1938. Just why a vanman needed thigh boots I have no idea.
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Picture added on 20 November 2006
I remember an occasion when Jacko finished work late at the Co-op store next door to the hall where there was a dance in progress. He was keen on dancing so, without wasting time going home to change, he crossed the road to the hall, rolled down his thigh boots, and danced the night away, as nimble footed a performance as you could have wished for.
Added by Robert C. Marwick on 25 September 2007
I wonder if he was a sea trout fisher? If I was going round Rousay with a van I would keep my waders on too for a quick fish at many productive locations near the road - Sourin, Hullion, both sides of the pier.
Added by Ian Robertson on 25 September 2007
Jacko was a frequent visitor to my old house, Woo, Sourin. To see Tommy and Adeline (nurse) Inkster.
Added by Adele Park on 08 August 2014
I visited Stromness Museum and saw "st kilda mailboat" and your grandfather's name Jacko Linklater is mentioned, because he found several times such mailboats, and sent the messages successfully to the receivers. Is my understanding correct? What was his profession at that time? Thank you for reply.
Added by Angelica on 30 April 2018
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