Historic boats are remembered at Foulis Ferry

Historic boats are remembered at Foulis Ferry

- 8/1/2017

On 14 April 2017 Mrs Janet Bowen, Lord-Lieutenant for Ross and Cromarty, unveiled a plaque at Foulis Ferry to commemorate the fisherman of the Zulu herring boats who joined the Royal Navy in the First World War.

The boats were left moored at Foulis Point when the Seaboard fishermen an­swered the call to serve their country.

Unfortunately, very few of them came back and the boats were left to rot. Only three of an estimated dozen or so can be seen to this day -their outlines being visible at low tide about 100 yards from the shore.

The plaque telling the his­tory of the boats was unveiled at the Storehouse of Foulis, near Evanton earlier this week.

Mrs Bowen said: "I'm de­lighted this has been com­memorated, particularly at a time when we are remem­bering all those who lost their lives in the First World War".

The photograph shows Anne MacDonald, Lord Lieutenant Janet Bowen, Rob Stokes, Euan Campbell, Councillor Mike Finlayson, Mrs Timmy Munro of Foulis and Sheena Davidson.

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