Thursday, 11 November 2010
Salmon Netters Annual Gathering
A fine night last Thursday, 4th November in Portsoy, Banffshire where I met up with old friends from the Salmon Net Fishing Association of Scotland. The pre-Annual General Meeting gathering included a meal at the Station Hotel where the guest of honour was newly-elected Westminster MP, Eilidh Whiteford.
Stories were told, reminiscences were to the fore and plans were made for me to visit some of the few-remaining netting stations in Scotland to carry on my Catching the Tide project which began way back in 1995.
The following morning I photographed members of the Association before the AGM at the Salmon Bothy, a superb community facility which houses a fascinating history of netting in the tiny port.
For more information about my work with the fishermen, please visit www.theformancollection.com