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Saturday May 30, 1998

Down memory lane

David Ross of Hawick made a recent trip down memory lane by visiting Holy Isle, where his grandfather, also David, had been a tenant farmer in the 1930s.

Travelling over to the island earlier this month, the Buddhists had shown David his former home and that had triggered his memories as a young boy living off the coast of Arran. Although too young himself, his big cousins attended school in Lamlash and they had to stay on the ‘mainland’ all week, coming home only on the weekend. Young David would sail over with his grandparents to the Old Pier Shed market in Lamlash to sell the produce they had grown on their farm and to buy the basics of flour, salt, oatmeal which they needed to complete their normal diet of goats’ meat, rabbit and fish.

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