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About David Irvine

Was David Irvine, Boatbuilder, the same Davie Irvine who went with Willie Groat on the
Otterbank ?
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Picture added on 01 February 2011 at 12:23
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The same David Irvine
Anonymous comment added on 01 February 2011
Got it in one Herbert. Davy was a boatbuilder and the Skipper of Otterbank. Willie told me many stories about their escapades at sea!
Added by Kenny Thomson on 01 February 2011
yes and there lots of stories out there about that same man he turned his hand to a number of different things.boat building,diving,house building,joinery,captain of the above boat,just to name a few.
Added by Billy Cardno on 01 February 2011
Aye Herbert that wid be the same Davie Irvine indeed, although I think the "Otter " was built by Maxwell in Kirkwall. I mind a boat comman in tae Longhope en route tae Scrabster that Davie Irvine built in the 1960s. She was about and called "Blossom"- dont ken what became o her she had a rather a "strange grace aboot her"!!.
Added by John Budge on 02 February 2011
YES IT WAS THE SAME DAVIE IRVING. HE HAD A SHED AT HATSTON ABOVE WHERE PEACES CAR SALES ARE NOW.HIS HOME WAS AT THE FAR END OF WEYLAND TERRACE
Added by MARGARET on 02 February 2011
I worked for Davie for a short time. His workshop them was t the foot of the Clay Lone. During that time we went to Stromness to free a Trawler's Propellor. I manned the air pump for him, he must have trusted me (a brave man).
He was also mass producing hen houses at that time.
Added by Ian S Carter on 05 February 2011
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