August, 1910 - August 1910

Andrew Carnegie arrives in his yacht, Sea Breeze, which anchors outside Balintore harbour. He comes ashore and strolls round Balintore, on commenting on an artistically built villa he is told that 3 brothers who had made their fortune in the USA had sent money back so the house could be built for their mother. Mr Carnegie expressed an interest in speaking to the old woman and an interesting conversation ensued. In Hilton he was very taken with the fish wives baiting the lines, and was amazed they did a round trip of 14 miles to the Cromarty Firth to collect the bait.