Rousay Groups


[All photos from the Tommy Gibson collection]

Here we have a group of fourteen folk. On the reverse of the photo there are just thirteen names,
and I reproduce them as written!

From left: Rev Pirie; George & Annabella Gibson, Avelshay; Isaac Marwick & wife; David Gibson of the Bungalow, Jessie Marwick, Bella Robertson, Kirkwall, Hamish Horne & wife Betsy Ann Marwick.
Seated: Mary Ann Inkster, Cogar; Annabella Clouston, Tou; Rose Ida Gibson, Hullion.
Rousay c1920. Left to right: ? ?; Jessie Gibson, Swartifield; Mrs Annie Craigie with baby; David Gibson, Swartifield; Agnes Corsie, Knarston; John Marwick, Innister; Janet Corsie, Knarston.
Wasbister School picnic, early 1920’s
Rousay football team c1923: Back, from left: James Gibson, Hullion; ?; David Gibson, Brough;
Middle row: Harry Logie, Ivy Cottage; ?; William Gibson, Hullion.
Front row: Robert Sinclair, Newhouse; ?; Hugh Craigie, Deithe;
Jim Craigie, Viera Lodge; Davidson Harrold, Rose Cottage.
This and the two photos below show a gathering of folk at a Frotoft picnic held in 1923
A group of Wasbister folk pose for the camera in 1924.

Back row, from left: Annabella Clouston, Tou; Maggie Anne Craigie, Claybank; Ida Marwick, Grain;
Ida Craigie, Turbital; Annie Craigie, Ivybank [teacher]; Liz Moar, Saviskaill;
Lizzie Marwick, Whitemeadows. Front row: Jim Craigie, Deithe;
Annabella Sinclair, Sketquoy; Robert Sinclair, Vaquoy; Mary Anne Inkster, Cogar;
Hugh Sinclair, Sketquoy; Clara Clouston, Tou; James Craigie, Claybank.
Dated c1925. Rear, from left: Hugh Craigie, Treblo; James Marwick, Avelshay; John Gibson, Avelshay; John Harrold, Rose Cottage. Front row: Jeannie Harrold, Rose Cottage;
Cissie Harrold, Springfield; Minnie and Lizzie Corsie, Knarston.
Annie Reid, Tratland; Kathleen Gibson, Avelshay; John Mainland, Cott; Edith Gibson, Avelshay;
Minnie Reid, Tratland – photographed in the 1930s

Sandy Logie, Cubbie Roo; Willie & Peggy Marwick, Ronaldsay; George & Maggie Sutherland,
Viera View; Barbara & George Harrold, The Hut. c1939.