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In Focus: The Fishertown at Nairn

By John Urquhart

John Urquhart
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This audio forms part of a series of audio interviews conducted in 2022 by Smartify as part of the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project. Listen and discover the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands through the eyes of the people who live, work and visit here.

In our 'In Focus' audio mini-series, take a closer look into a wide range of topics spanning the vast natural and cultural heritage of the Highlands and Islands. In this edition of 'In Focus', join John Urquhart, Director of Nairn Museum, as he walks us through the fascinating social history behind the Fishertown at Nairn, a town with a well-established and rich maritime heritage.

...they got a rope, it'd be tarred, but from that - the bit going from the rope to the hook - it was made out of horsehair but only horsehair from stallions and geldings. Now, you'd be saying 'why's that then?' well, there's a reason for that...