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Harray monsters

A real puzzler this one. Look at the spoots on the house and how they go across the windows. Where is the house and who is the proud captor of a 14lb and a 4lb Harray troot?
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Picture added on 21 March 2007
I think this could be my grandfather James Laughton Bews. He lived in Steness and was a gillie for the Standing Stones hotel about this time?
Added by Denis Bews on 21 March 2007
could this be at Hybreck in Harray?
Anonymous comment added on 22 March 2007
There are quite a few old houses in Orkney that have the spoots going across the windows, I was just looking at one out at Scapa tonight and I know there's one in Finstown too.
Added by Tina Meldrum on 27 March 2007
This is Hybreck, Harray. The man could be either James Isbister or David Isbister .They used to catch trout and put in their ice-house which is still there.
Added on 30 March 2007
Anonymous comment added on 30 March 2007
I think this is definitely Hybreck in Harray and the man is David Isbister. Over the door there is the date 1903. His grandson is still alive aged 94.
Added by Mrs Ann Dean on 27 August 2007
This is definately David Isbister. His brother Thomas came to Australia in 1857 aged 17 years. Thomas is my gg grandfather. He settled in Gulgong NSW in 1861.

I have this photograph
Added by Cheryl Stevens on 07 November 2009
That is Hybreck on the stoneyhill road in harray.
Added by Garry Hamilton on 15 November 2009
Yes Garry this is Hybreck, Note the person in the window. I have a photo of the original Hybreck.
Added by Cheryl Stevens on 17 November 2009
Ian, have you got an original copy of this photo? I'd love a copy as this is the only photo I've ever seen of my great-grandfather. I've started researching my family tree and would love to hear from Cheryl Stevens too!
Added by Wendy Moar on 22 September 2016
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