Captain Ted Fresson and his Highland Airways Gypsy Moth G-AAWO on the Point Field at Trumland Farm, just along from the pier, – flights offered at five shillings a time. Highland Airways was set up by Captain Fresson in 1933, and the Rousay airfield was in operation between August 1934 and 1946.

01 Trumland airfield plane [see note] 02 Viera View. Peggy Sutherland & Jeannie Harrold, Rose Cottage c1920 03 Rose Cottage. Jeannie & Jack Harrold & Peggy Sutherland, Viera View c.1920

Cousins: [Above left] Maggie Simpson Sutherland, known as Peggy, and her cousin Jeannie Harrold. Peggy, born in 1910, was the daughter of Brinian blacksmith William Sutherland and Margaret Harrold. She married Willie Marwick who ran a shop at the pier, between the smiddy and Brinola. Jeannie, born in 1900, was the daughter of Esther and John Harrold [Margaret’s brother], a general merchant who ran a shop at Rose Cottage. The girls are pictured above right with Jeannie's brother Jack in his army uniform.

04 Rose Cottage. Minna Logie, b.1867 at Gue, d,1957 rr b104 05 Rose Cottage. Minna Logie rr b104

Minna Logie was born in 1867, daughter of John Logie, Geo, Westness, and Cecilia Gibson, Vacquoy. She was the sister of Charlie Burroughs Logie, the joiner, and John Logie, the butler at Trumland House. She later lived at Rose Cottage, and passed away, unmarried, in 1957.

06 Ivy Cottage. James Grieve [l] Fadoon & Harry Lo 07 Ivy Cottage Alice Logie, with daughter Alice, D

To the left is James Grieve, Fa’doon, and standing next to him is Harry Logie, son of joiner Charlie Logie and Alice Gibson, Hullion. Harry married Alice Stout and they lived at Ivy Cottage. Alice is pictured above at Daisy Cottage with her daughter Alice – and her daughter, also christened Alice. c.1935

08 Viera View George & Hugh Sutherland rr b546 09 Viera View George & Peggy Sutherland in front of Joiner's Shop rr b546

Brinian blacksmith’s sons George and Hugh Sutherland. George worked at Westness House, but Hugh left Rousay and emigrated to Canada. On the right is George Sutherland and his sister Peggy outside the blacksmith's and joiner’s shops at the pier.

10 Rousay pier 1963 [see note] 11 Rousay pier 1963

Two views of Rousay pier taken from the steamer in 1963. From the left: John Johnston, Testaquoy, Wyre; John Petrie, Tratland; Alice Mary Logie, Ivy Cottage; Tommy Inkster, Woo; Harry Sinclair, Newhouse; Neil Flaws, Halbreck, Wyre; James Marwick, Innister; George Sutherland, Viera View; Sheila Flaws, Halbreck, Wyre; ?; John Mainland, Cott. - No names for the folk in the photo to the right unfortunately.

12 Postman Roy Russell at the Post boat, Neil Flaws on board 13 Last Clydesdale to leave Rousay. Fred Garson pi

Postman Roy Russell at the Post boat,

Neil Flaws on board.


This, and all the photos above are from the Tommy Gibson collection

‘Last Clydesdale to leave Rousay’. c1966.

Dave Gibson, Hullion, and Harold Grieve, Saviskaill with the small herd of kye just landed at Rousay pier from the Islander. Also in the picture are Bill Harcus, Archer Clouston, Jim Steebly and Jock Harcus – with Harry Sinclair leading the horse out of the kye’s path before loading it onto the steamer.


Picture courtesy of Fred Garson, ex Faraclett.

14 Rousay Pier aerial c1975 [Pic Chas Tait]

Aerial view of Rousay Pier in 1975 courtesy of Charles Tait.

15 Rousay pier in 2010

Rousay Pier and its surrounding area, seen from the deck of the Eynhallow in 2010.