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Talk at Nucleus will focus on Wick Society boat section

By Alan Hendry

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The Isabella Fortuna off Castle Sinclair Girnigoe. Picture: Alf Gunn.
The Isabella Fortuna off Castle Sinclair Girnigoe. Picture: Alf Gunn.

The next talk in a series highlighting the work and collections of the Wick Society will focus on the boat crew.

It takes place at Nucleus on Thursday, March 14, starting at 7pm.

The pride of the boat collection is the Isabella Fortuna, which many will have seen in the harbour and bay during the summer months.

The Isabella Fortuna and the other boats are cared for and maintained by a dedicated team of craftsmen.

The boat is a seagoing example of a traditional Fifie fishing vessel and its history will be explained.

To ensure everyone’s comfort there will be a limit on the numbers attending, so seats should be booked – phone 01955 602444 or email north.highlandarchive@highlifehighland.com

Parking will be available at the main Nucleus car park as well as the overspill car park on open ground to the left of the nearby airport junction.

Blue badge holders will be able to access the Nucleus staff car park (behind the barrier).

The first talk in the series, about the historic Johnston photographic collection, attracted an audience of more than 100 at the end of January.

The Wick Society says it is indebted to Nucleus: The Caithness Archive for its cooperation in holding the talks.

Two more are scheduled – about the oral history project Wick Voices on March 21 and about Wick Heritage Museum on April 4.

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