A lot of merchant navy came here. But the fishing, you see, during the drift net period and even from when we was going ... it was a way of life on this coast. I mean, like Buckie here. At that time there would’ve been a hundred boats. When I was going as a young skipper, you got all your stores in the town for grocers and butchers and bakers and then when the boats started to do reasonably well, did some money, other shops like Drapers, Mackay’s and all that ... Because the money was spent locally cos that’s afore the cars came on the go and that. So the money the fishermen earned was spent in the town so Buckie was a thriving town. Then everybody got cars and they built big shops and ...

  • Sandy Sutherland
Friday 5th December 2008