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Fishery Protection Vessel Norna

Many of you will remember this nuisance from the sixties
Picture added on 12 April 2009
I'm minded of my old friend Wullie Seatter who was a fireman on her. He had the name 'Norna' tattooed on his arm. He loved his job did Wullie.
Added by Sumteeik on 17 April 2009
Sumteeik - I remember a Bullo Seatter who worked on the Norna, a brother to George. Would this be the same fine man? They sang around the islands. Their mother lived in one o' the lanes off Bridge Street near the pier.
Added by Barbara on 18 April 2009
Aye, that's him lass (no seen you since MacCameron's '78). He and Geordie lived with their stepmother up the lane between Leitch's and the Coop butcher shop. Were they twins?
Added by Sumteeik on 07 May 2009
Don't think they were twins. (Good heavens - Ma'Cameron's was 1972/74 for me and I've no been back since - those were the days. Do I know you Sumteeik?)
Added by Barbara on 12 May 2009
Didn't think they were twins. Willie had twin girls.
Added by M. Gibson on 16 May 2009
That's right Margret; he had twin girls - one called Elizabeth. Mum goes to the Gilbertson Day Centre and a few weeks ago the twins were there singing and playing the accordion and the organ. They call themselves The Egilsay Band. I think there were two men in the band as well as the twins.

Did Billo no have a farm up the Heddle Hill called Heddle? I think he was also on the Orcadia as a night watchman and also a cook on Flotta.

Added by Barbara on 17 May 2009
Built by Wm Denny yard at Dumbarton in 1959 twin diesel engines by British Polar I think. Converted to a private yacht in the late 80s when sold by DAFS last saw her in Norway a few years ago.

I think you'll find it was the coal fired "Longa" that Willie Seatter was on though he may have become a motorman on the "Norna" after the "Longa" was scrapped.
Added by Willie Mackay on 06 June 2011
He might have been on the old steam "Norna" which was still around in the 40's
Added by Fred Johnston on 08 June 2011
I sailed with Wullie Seatter on the Switha and still sing a song that he made up about the skipper
Added by Ross on 30 October 2016
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