July, 1887 - July 1887

At a meeting of the proposed Balintore harbour, discussion was on how to raise the £1250 needed to build the harbour. Mr. James Johnstone, merchant, suggested that all 180 fishermen in the 3 villages donate £2 each which would be a good start for the fund. Fisherman William Morrison, Shandwick, said times were hard, fisherman John Skinner, Balintore, suggested Mr. Morrison fattened up his pig and sell it to Mr. Johnstone, that’s what Mr. Skinner intended to do.