Yeah, he went away when he was young as well and he hoped to join up but he didn’t get called and he fell ill so he didn’t get to join the navy. I do remember people were sending money home but then there was more crofters and crofters wives starting to work in other jobs and they weren’t just on the croft all the time. There was a lot more jobs, like councils, being established and teachers and shops and things, you know? There was a lot more jobs outside the croft and a lot of wives started working and mothers started working. Tourism became a big thing as well in the 60s, 70s mostly, I think. A lot of people took in bed and breakfast, including us. Yeah, we did it.

  • Elizabeth McGowan
Location:
Kershader
Date:
Thursday 3rd June 2010
Reference:
SWI2010/016