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The Plough Inn
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The Plough Inn

Davie Mackay barman at the Plough Inn.
Picture added on 22 March 2005
Long before I could see over this counter we would collect beer and lemonade bottles for the two or three pence we would get for their return.
Added by John Corall on 26 September 2005
That was when the Plough was a pub.
Added by Eliz Smith on 10 December 2005
I can remember 'bribing' Davie with a few drams for a rendition of "North to Alaska". He was a damn good singer!
Added by Duncan MacPhail on 07 July 2007
He'd close up, then we would sneak back and sing the night away. What a great photo - he hasn't aged a bit :) unlike the rest of us :(
Added by Christine (Mackay) McKenzie NZ on 05 January 2010
Yes Duncan I remember Davie well, Old Man River was another of his songs that he could sing so well. As for the Plough, that's the way it looked when I left in 67, called in quite often with Billy Gill after a hard day. The MacKenzie Family had it then, fine people great company. Hello to anyone who remembers me. I can still see the wee plaque hanging from the top shelf. "Never Drink Water".
Added by John Sutherland on 07 January 2010
He was also known as Davey the Hangman and there was a notion that he had been employed as such, or at least applied for the job.
Added by Christine (Mackay) McKenzie NZ on 08 January 2010
This is brilliant....that's my grand-da davie! I was only 9 months when he passed away. I still visit Rosemarkie to see my gran Donella.
Added by Lynsey Jack on 20 March 2010
This is the way I remember my dad, looking well and doing a job he enjoyed. I was so glad he lived to at least know my eldest Lynsey, I just wish he had known my second daughter Genevieve also. Still missed every day. Always in our thoughts. God bless.
Added by Morag jack nee mackay on 07 September 2012
I remember that Davie claimed to have the biggest hands in the Black Isle. He was a great character and a really nice guy.
Added by Keith Brill on 25 February 2013
THERE WAS no finer man than big DAVIE Mackay many times I enjoyed his company he was a crowd puller to the Plough Inn
Added by JOHNREDDIGAN on 25 March 2013
DAVIE WAS KNOWN FROM LANDSEND TO JOHN O GROATES & OTHER PLACES !His renditions of THESE HANDS.COOL CLEAR WATER.NORTH TO ALASKA as he mushed them through the snow!CLASSICS!Added J.Reddigan 27/3/2013/
Added by JOHN.REDDIGAN on 27 March 2013
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