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The Hamefairin yole built around 1880 In Dunbeath

9th June 2013

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Photograph of The Hamefairin yole built around 1880 In Dunbeath

THERE was a buzz about Dunbeath harbour on Saturday 8th June 2013 as the community celebrated the restoration of a herring fisher of yesteryear.

The Hamefairin yole built around 1880 was donated to Dunbeath Preservation Trust some years back but has been sitting in a shed ever since.

Until, the Trust decided, that was too long and set about restoring the yole as a project. However, it has still to remain in the shed as it would otherwise require insurance.

Another old lady of the sea, the Isabella Fortuna and Wick lifeboat were among the vessels which congregated at Dunbeath Harbour, to mark the yoles completion.

Refreshments were laid on in the village hall which hosted a ceilidh featuring Frank Sutherland and young local artistes.

Head for Dunbeath to see the boat in the shed.

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