Robina Inglis

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The fishing boat Robina Inglis is captured here, moored in Newhaven harbour, near Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.

I believe the boat is a “Fifie”, a design of sailing boat developed on the east coast of Scotland, and used by Scottish fishermen from the 1850s until well into the 20th century. The boats were mainly used to fish for herring using drift nets. While the boats varied in design, they are characterised by their vertical stem and stern, their long straight keel and wide beam. These attributes made the Fifies very stable in the water and allowed them to carry a very large set of sails. The long keel, however, made them difficult to manoeuvre in small harbours.

Thanks to Tomg for providing the following technical details:
PLN : LH179
RSS # A12348
VCU : 41.215

Robina Inglis was the maiden name of the young lady who married boat owner Tam Wilson. Both were from Newhaven.

Newhaven harbour, on the Firth of Forth, was founded in 1504 by King James IV of Scotland as a royal dockyard. It became an important fishing village, famous initially for oysters and later herring. An indoor fish market was built here in 1896 and is still in use today.

Date: 14th August 2008.

Click here to see the sun setting over the Firth of Forth

Hello and thankyou for visiting my portfolio.

The name RedHillDigital comes from the area where I live (Redhill, in the town of Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset on the South Coast of England), plus my interest in Digital photography.

My real name is Howard and I’m always pleased to receive feedback on my work.

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  • Harry Gray
    Harry Grayover 6 years ago

    great shot !!!

  • Thanks Harry, do you want to paint her?

    – RedHillDigital

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 6 years ago

    A beautiful shot and reflections.

  • RedHillDigital
    RedHillDigitalover 6 years ago

    Thanks Irene, glad you like it!

  • David Smith
    David Smithover 6 years ago

    Good shot Howard i wonder if Tomg can help with any history here he seems very knowledgeble on north of the border

  • Good suggestion, I’ll try bmailing him.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Dug up some more history on Robina Inglis, thanks to Tomg for his help.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 6 years ago

    Lovely shot Howard …

  • Thanks Tom, and thanks for the research – I had done a search myself and seen some of the other photos, but didn’t come across the boat info, so I’ll include some of that. Thanks again.

    – RedHillDigital

  • pijinlane
    pijinlaneover 6 years ago

    Brilliant image and great information

  • Thankyou Jen.

    – RedHillDigital

  • smokipoki
    smokipokiover 6 years ago

    This lovely image would look good in the Light and Reflection group (hint, hint)….

  • Hi Astrid, thanks for the hint.

    – RedHillDigital

  • I’ve been conned – had to remove 6 images to add this one!!

    – RedHillDigital

  • Derek Christie
    Derek Christieover 6 years ago

    Great shot. Got one of this little boat myself.

  • Thanks Derek, I’ll take a look!

    – RedHillDigital

  • robina2
    robina2over 3 years ago

    Robina Inglis was the maiden name of the owners wife his name was Tam Wilson both Newhaveners

  • Many thanks for the info, I’ll update my description!

    – RedHillDigital

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago

    Lovely tones and reflection

  • Thanks very much.

    – RedHillDigital

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