On this day in Scottish history

06 January 1865

Surrounded on three sides by water, and with a host of dependant islands, Scotland was always a maritime nation. But while the sea provided food, trade and jobs, it took a cruel toll of those who used it. Here is a note attached to an entry in the Dundee Shipping Register. The vessel concerned was a two-masted schooner built in Perth in 1847


I beg to inform you that the Schooner ‘Albion’ of Dundee was last seen off St Abbs Head on the 6th January 1865 in a state of distress, and has not been heard of since. It is presumed that she foundered on the same day when all hands along with the ships certificate and other documents, were lost.

Other events

1848, soldiers from the 93rd Highlanders arrived at Stonehaven to control a riot that left one dead and 20 injured; 1953, Malcolm Stewart, guitarist, born in Glasgow; 1981, A. J Cronin, author of Dr Finlay’s Casebook, died.





About malcolmarchibald

Happily married for 34 years to Cathy, I have three grown children and live in the depths of Moray in northern Scotland. I was educated in Edinburgh and Dundee and work as a lecturer in Inverness, while writing historical books, both fiction and fact.
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