In 1914 an 18-year-old girl called Mairi Chisholm set out for London on her motor bike to see how she could help the war effort. She teamed up with a nurse called Elsie Knocker, who shared her spirit of adventure, and the pair of them went on to spend an incredible four years treating the wounded on the front line. They were the only women to live and work in the Belgian front-line trenches during the First World War.
Tour Scotland photographs and videos from my tours of Scotland. Photography and videography, both old and new, from beautiful Scotland, Scottish castles, seascapes, rivers, islands, landscapes, standing stones, lochs and glens.
Old Photograph Female Farm Workers Argyll Scotland
Old photograph of female farm workers in Argyll, Scotland. Campbell, a Scottish surname of Gaelic origins, was the most common surname in Argyll. The name itself derives from two Scottish Gaelic words. " Cam " meaning crooked, and " Beul " meaning mouth, together meaning " Crooked mouth " or " wry mouthed ", originally a nickname which over time became used as a surname. Campbell is the third most common surname in Northern Ireland, fourth most common in Jamaica, seventh most common in…
Old Photograph Fish Gutters Ullapool Scotland
Old photograph of fish gutters in Ullapool, Scotland. On the east shore of Loch Broom, Ullapool was founded in 1788 as a herring port by the British Fisheries Society. It was designed by Thomas Telford. The harbour is still the edge of the village, used as a fishing port, yachting haven, and ferry port. Ferries sail to Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides. The town was historically in Cromartyshire, a county made up of many separate enclaves scattered across northern Ross-shire. Cromartyshire was…
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Deborah Kerr ~ (1921 – 2007) classic, elegant Scottish red-headed actress. Born Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer, 30 September 1921, Helensburgh, Scotland, UK. Died 16 October 2007 (aged 86), Botesdale, Suffolk, England, UK.
A group of women from the Calton, early 20th century. These women are wrapped up warm in their shawls. Woolen shawls had been common outerwear for women in rural areas of Scotland for generations. They became fashionable among working-class Glasgow women during the mid-late 19th century, as mills in the city and in towns such as Paisley mass-produced these simple, often colourful garments for sale at relatively low prices.