January, 1867 - January 1867

A vessel from Jersey on route from Malta to Leith and driven north by strong winds was wrecked at Balintore, the crew were saved by Balintore fishermen but it’s cargo of oranges were washed up on the shore and were sold for marmalade on the streets of Tain and Invergordon by fishwives. The fishwives attempts to pronounce marmalade in the Gaelic caused much hilarity in the towns.