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Queen Mother visits Stroma

Another from the C M Collection this time we see Her Majesty The Queen Mother landing on Stroma from one of the Thurso fishing boats.
Names and dates please. There must still have been people working at the lobster fishing as there is a large Kist on the pier.
Picture added on 30 August 2011 at 12:11
Think this would be around the very early sixties John. The boat is the Primula, skipper Angie Mackintosh. They picked up the Royals at Harrow harbour below the Castle o' Mey and took them across to the island, winder did she have a wee sensation in her bag for Angie!!!!
Added by Billy Farquhar on 30 August 2011
In those days all the fishermen on the ither side o the Firth wore a Smokk Top like the man on the "Primula" (Werna they called a sweet William?). Well owld Eric Mowat fae Brims was across at Scrabster and they made a fun o him bekiss Eric jist wore the Bib and Brace dungarees like a fermer wid ware, Eric wiz as mad as hell that they had made a fun o him!! Eric said hellish that you know for one fisherman tae laugh at anither ane like that!!.
Added by John Budge on 04 September 2011
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