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Potato Harvesting in Rosemarkie
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Potato Harvesting in Rosemarkie

Potato Harvesting in Rosemarkie, you can just see the tops of the caravans at the campsite
Picture added on 05 January 2005
Comments:
Yes I can remember the wire baskets!!! also how very cold and sometimes wet it would be while we were lifting tatties. To me the best time was dinner time going round the farms tattie lifting you allways got home made scotch broth mince and tatties or stew and dumplings my how my waters for them!! they are good memories for me.
Added by HAZEL PENDLE (NEE MACLEAN) on 12 February 2005
I can remember very well when we got "Tattie Holidays" from School. It was hard backbreaking work in spite of our youth but the wages were quite good. I tried it only a handful of times and was only able to stick at it because my Mother worked at the farm where I was. But I'll never forget it.
Added by Mary Harrison now Harrison on 25 April 2005
From the photo above, it's very different now. When I went at the tatties on various ferms
in the Black Isle in the early fifties, it was very hard work.

D'ye mind the wire baskets used to collect the tatties?; the Fergie tractor with the rotary
tattie-digger?; the cries of "yer hashin' us!", when the tractor came round howkin' out the
next row before you'd finished collecting the last one?
Added by Murray Dunnett on 24 June 2005
Again an affa posh caption. It was always tattie howkin'.
Added by John Corall on 26 September 2005
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