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Cromarty Highland Games Poster
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Cromarty Highland Games Poster

This poster is on display in Weatherglass House, Shore Street, Jane and Pete Clunas's. The years that the 26th August fell on a Saturday were 1905, 1911, 1916, 1922, 1933, 1939, 1944, 1950, 1967, 1972 and 1978. I would suggest 1950. Anybody know?
Picture added on 27 January 2004
I am looking for Peter Clunas who was our helicopter pilot in 1989 and 1991. Peter please contact me.
Added by dengren on 22 December 2004
I think you can rule out 1950. It's more likely to be an event held much earlier say between 1916, and 1933. Maybe some microfiche research of weekly Ross-shire, newspapers, in the Inverness Reference Library might give a definitive answer.
Added by Clem Watson on 22 December 2004
Clem - why are you so sure it is not 1950 ? Not that I doubt you, but my suggestion of 1950 was just a guess.
Added by Calum Davidson on 26 December 2004
The printing 'style' on the poster, along with composition of same would suggest an earlier
period. I was 14 years then, (1950) doing my first trips to Invergordon running my Dad's ferry,
on Saturdays. This on the day would have meant an increase in arrival of spectators, or competitors,
by boat? I can't recall any Games being held along the Reeds at that time.
Added by Clem Watson on 27 December 2004
Thanks Clem - that makes sense. I'll have a look in Inverness Library over the next wee while.
Added by Calum Davidson on 03 January 2005
Calum, I've studied the small print at the foot of the Poster, there is a reference to a Steamer connecting with the Invergordon Mail Train. The Steamer would have been the RMS 'AILSA' operated on the then GPO Mail Contract, by my late Grandfather, Capt.John Watson. I notice too, that the poster was printed by the 'North Star' using
wooden block lettering(hardwood). That same Steamer was sold in 1938 to somebody in the Orkney Islands. Narrowed down that might give you 1933 at a guess?
Added by Clem Watson on 03 January 2005
Brilliant Clem - Thanks. A quick look in the North Star archives should solve the mystery, so I'll have a look in Inverness Library.
Added by Calum Davidson on 05 January 2005
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