July, 1978 - July 1978

The launching of a small boat in Balintore harbour became a farce when, first a tractor belonging to Paterson and Sons became stuck in the mud, then a large excavator was called in from Highland Fabricators to pull the tractor out and it also got stuck in the mud. Then the tide came in and both machines were left overnight submerged before a Highland Fabricators crane lifted them from the water the next day.