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Fortrose & Rosemarkie Image Library

A Peep of Rosemarkie
The Fortrose & Rosemarkie Image Library
A Peep of Rosemarkie

Unusually titled postcard showing the steps down to the main street, with the Marine in the distance.
Picture added on 09 March 2005
Oh its great to see Rosemarkie Image Library I grew up in Jemimaville and went to school at Fortrose Academy and got to know Rosemarkie quite well. I left the Black Isle in 1960 joined the WRAF married an Englishman and have lived in England ever since. We used to have our Sunday School outings at Rosemarkie beach. I brought my son to the area in 1987 and he wanted to stay - he actually tried to find a job in the area but we didn't have enough time there. if anyone at all remembers me please please get in touch. I still think of the Black Isle as home. Lang may your lum reek.
Added by Mary Mackay[Cob] on 03 October 2005
As the local song says YOU CAN COME ON DOWN AGAIN BY THE SLOCH;D.Hello MARY MACKAY I remember you well."THE STEPS"is THE SLOCH;D.to a Rosemarkie CAAW!SLAINTE MHATH Added by John Reddigan 27/3/2013/
Added by JOHNREDDIGAN on 27 March 2013
Yes indeed Mary there's no place like the Bonnie Black Isle. An Invernesian called Donald Dallas said of it "I've been in the poor hoose & I've been in the jail but there's no place like The Bonnie Black Isle. I've oft times heard it said. I've posted off my book of local poems which I hope you enjoy.
Added by JOHN REDDIGAN on 23 May 2013
Don't worry Mary we do remember you, the lass from Jemimivillage. It's nice to know you feel so passionate about your homeland even though you are exiled in England, that green & pleasant land. Haste ye back we loo ye dearly.
Added by JOHN REDDIGAN on 24 May 2013
This is The Sloch'd as it's called locally, a series of steps running from The Backroad to the Manse Brae Corner, albeit a bit overgrown nowadays! Local council's nae money is probably the plausible excuse. Sloch'd as far as I am aware is crest of a brae or hillock in Gaelic.
Added by JOHN REDDIGAN on 25 May 2013
Thank you John received your book and am enjoying reading it very well done much appreciated

Added by Mary Tomlinson Harrison nee Mackay on 26 May 2013
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