Seonaid’s first teaching post

Seonaid was eldest girl in the family of four sisters and two brothers. She completed her primary school teacher training at Aberdeen College of Education. Her first teaching post was at Lossiemouth Primary school in 1950.

Fishing life

Lossiemouth Harbour with the last few fishing boats in 1987

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The children she taught were the sons and daughters of fisher folk. Some children lost their fathers at sea, which was very sad. They were Seine net fishermen. Here is a film from 1952 describing how the Seine trawler net works. The People who came off the boats gave you fish including her father who was a policeman in the village. The children wrote stories about being fishing.

More links
More information on the Scottish Fisheries
Scottish Screen Archive Films– there are many films here to watch on the Scottish fishing industry.

Memory contributed by Seonaid Cock, Buckie