Herring girls/ herring bone peat

Herring girls/ herring bone peat.

‘Their laughter like a sprinkling of salt

showered from their lips,

brine and pickle on their tongues,

and the stubby short fingers that could handle fish,

or lift a child gently, neatly

safely, wholesomely, unerringly,

and the eyes that were as deep as a calm’

Ruaraidh MacThòmais (Derick Thomson)

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