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Nairn in Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom
 

Nairn Fishwife

 
 
Nairn Fishwife Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 1, 2018
1. Nairn Fishwife Marker
Inscription.  
‘Nairn Fishwife’
In Nairn, when the fishing industry was at its height in the late 19th century, the Fishwife played a very important role within the community. As well as being responsible for caring for house and family, she also gathered bait, baited lines, gathered durkins (pinecones for smoking fish), prepared and smoked fish, including the famous ‘Nairn Spelding’ then sold them throughout the local area from the creel on her back.
Please visit Nairn Museum for further information.
Stature erected as part of highland year of Culture 2007

 
Erected 2007.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Women.
 
Location. 57° 35.48′ N, 3° 51.715′ W. Marker is in Nairn, Scotland, in Highland. Marker is at the intersection of Harbour Street and the River Nairn, on the left when traveling east on Harbour Street. Located at the quayside. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nairn, Scotland IV12 4PH, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Nairn Fishwife Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 1, 2018
2. Nairn Fishwife Marker
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Fortune’s Beacon (approx. 9.6 kilometers away); Ardersier War Memorial (approx. 10.7 kilometers away); James Thomson (approx. 14.3 kilometers away); HMS Natal (approx. 14.6 kilometers away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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Aug. 9, 2022