Originally Posted by Aberdonian
Reply to Post #740
An interesting post, Roger, which includes an impressive coincidence!
I knew of my Gaelic-speaking great grandparents through my mother – Alexander McKenzie married Catherine Livingstone in 1872 at Applecross before moving to Aberdeen, via Glasgow, ca1881.
Some years ago I visited isolated Applecross, accessible only by boat until early 20th century, driving up from the south when I lived in Essex. You may recall that access was over one of Scotland's most notoriously treacherous roads, the Bealach na Ba which crosses the peninsula and reaches a height of 2053 ft. It was a worthwhile journey for the beautiful scenery alone.
Attached is a postcard photo of the Southbank
, bought in 1955, which you may have missed first time around.
Great old snap - thanks for posting.
You may have seen all of the Southbank ones I have, but here is the sad one of her breaking up at Washington Island, some 9 years after your postcard one.