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Cromarty Image Library

Photos by Ken & Bette Scott-Lodge

My father, Ken Scott-Lodge, moved his family to Cromarty in the late 60s, settling in Moonfleet on Shore Street after it was renovated. He set up a woodworking business in workshops near the West Church, but like many people in Cromarty, was lured by the big wages when HiFab first started.

These pictures are from his albums, mostly taken in the mid 70s by his new wife Bette. Bette may be better known to some as Mrs Howarth, the sewing teacher in Cromarty Primary for a few years.

The pictures mostly focus on Shore Street and the links. Totter and June Mackay were neighbours at the time, and Bette seems to have been keen on photographing their daughter Wanda.

Bette and Ken moved down to England at the end of the 70s. Bette passed away in Sept 2008, and Dad followed in April 2009.

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Ken Scott-Lodge Sitting on the bench in front of Moonfleet, before the sea defence boulders were added. A favourite ...
Wedding of Ken & Bette Scott-Lodge Taken inside Moonfleet, in the background a picture of a yacht made from veneer on hessian. Ken prod...
Totter and June - c1974 Totter and June Mackay, with Ethel Finlayson(??). June is holding Vicky and Wanda is in front wit...
Nets on the Links A bagnet drying outside the icehouse. The overgrown area in the middle distance is now a car park. T...
Wanda Mackay at the Harbour - c1974 A mobile crane can be seen precariously at the end of the pier. Two of Albert Watson's boats and one...
The Weymouth Belle - c1976 One of the HiFab ferries, the figure at the bow looks like Albert Watson. Bette Scott-Lodge, who pro...
Shore St - c 1974 The Finlaysons' house, the Old Schoolhouse and Stornoway House. Mrs Bathie is sitting outside her ho...
Shore St - c 1974 From the bottom of the Little Vennel, this shows a wooden bench on the waste ground before Weathergl...
Royal Yacht, Britannia Entering the firth with a navel vessel behind her, between them you can see one of the cruise ships ...

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