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Fortrose & Rosemarkie Image Library

Family Holiday, Fortrose, July 1958

These photos were taken during a family holiday at the Camping Coach at Fortrose in July 1958. We travelled from Edinburgh, the full party being my Mum, Dad and 7 children (ages ranging from 2 year to 12 years). The family trunk, with all our holiday clothes, was sent up a few days beforehand to await our arrival. Goodness knows what we wore in the interim - probably kept inside and in our pyjamas for the few days before the holiday! The journey included a steam train journey from Waverley Station with us always remembering to throw some coins, for “Good Luck”, into the River Forth as we crossed the Forth Rail Bridge. The train stopped at Muir of Ord where we had to await the bus to Fortrose. We always had a struggle with my younger brother, Phil, who did not like crossing the footbridge over the tracks having got engulfed in smoke once when a steam train went underneath as we were crossing. I have memories of us being deposited by the wall at the hotel to await the bus while my Mum and Dad took a few minutes to get a well deserved refreshment at the Hotel. My Mum, now in her 90s, hotly disputes that they would ever do such a thing – they would only having been checking the bus times! In today’s world no doubt someone would have informed the Social Work department. When we arrived at Fortrose we all trekked to the Camping Coach. To the locals, we must have looked like “The Broons” going to the But and Ben.

Camping Coach, Fortrose, July 1958 This photo is part of a series taken during a family holiday at Fortrose in July 1958. We travelled ...
Camping Coach, Fortrose, 1958 The youngest member of the family, Ger, at about 2 years old, standing at the door of the camping co...
Camping Coach, Fortrose, 1958 Family friends visiting us at the Camping Coach. Mother came from Dingwall so there was no shortage ...
Beach at Fortrose Taken while staying at the camping coach at Fortrose in July 1958.
Beach at Fortrose 1958 My youngest brother at the beach. Never realised how rocky the beach was nor how quiet. In the Su...
The Beach, Fortrose, 1958 The youngest members of the family enjoying the beach.
On the Way to Rosemarkie Based in the Camping Coach at Fortrose we were often sent off on excursions to give Mum and Dad peac...
On top of the world, Ma! Taken on the way to Rosemarkie from Fortrose where the family was spending a holiday at the Camping ...
The beach at Rosemarkie, 1958 The beach at Rosemarkie seems to have a lot more sand that that of Fortrose.
Avoch (?), 1958 We think the picture is of Avoch in July 1958. The photo was one of a batch taken during a camping c...

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