1. Boat winch
This image reminds me of the loss of our fishing heritage. My grandfather started his life as a salmon fisher here in Hilton. I wonder about the cultural impact this loss of work for youngsters will have on our new generations.
2. Tree swing on the brae
This secret den and swing has always been hidden on the brae. It’s a safe space and celebrates that fact that youngsters are happy to be outside and play.
3. ‘The Channel’
Leaping across The Channel is a rite of passage for young villagers. The jumps get progressively harder as you get older. I love this place as most come back to it over time and it is a beautiful spot.
4. The bus stop
The ever-changing ‘bus stop’. Since my childhood this has been a place for all ages to sit and congregate in bad weather and a quiet community space for teens and children. Such a shame that all the graffiti carved into the original wooden shelter is gone.
A sign which always excited my heart before dropping down the brae into Hilton. But, sadly eroded and really in need of an update.
6. Drying poles for the salmon nets
Ah, a mix of generations gone quiet. I will be happy when these are being used again – a set of skills we need to recover.