Fisher men

Jock Leitch
 

Souther wind, souther

and blaw my father

hame to my mother!

 
 

John (Jock) Leitch - was a fisherman of Avoch who was at the “sailings” - i.e. when the boats had sails. His descendants still live in Avoch today.

 

John MacLeman from Avoch. (foreground right), aboard the Burghead drifter Resolute

 
  The Resolute
 
  George Murray
 

George Murray (rght), originally from Buckie, married an Avoch girl. The manilla rope coils he is sitting on is used for netting.

 

Whitby Harbour - Avoch men fished at Whitby from August to October for herring. Yorkshire saw many Avoch boats; the Marigold and the Primula were the last two boats to fish Scarborough waters.

 
  Whitby harbour
 
  The Summer Rose
 

The Summer Rose AD594. The Summer Rose was an Aberdeen registered boat but the men aboard her were Avoch fishermen who were well travelled!
Left to right: Danny Reid, George Patience, ?, Steven Summer (Peterhead), James Patience, Robertson Buchan.

 

Donald and Geo. Will Jack on brother’s Gem, a Fraserburgh owned boat.

 
  The Gem
 
  Ullapool
 

Avoch fishermen at Ullapool

Alex MacLeman and George Patience relax at Ullapool