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The Tug is The Drug

A short photofilm about a shed and ‘the tug’ that draws people back time after time.

Beside the River Ness in Inverness, Scotland, sits a small green shed, near a fishing pool located only a short distance from the city centre. But the shed is a focal point for the anglers who gather daily during (and after) the fishing season, to swap tall tales, tease each other, and make long-lasting friendships. They welcome strangers, anglers and non-anglers alike, share stories, laughs, fun and the odd cup of tea.

 

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  • http://www.duckrabbit.info duckrabbit

    Lovely John. Thanks for sharing. Reminds me of a radio doco I made on the salmon netsmen on the river Tweed.

    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      Thanks Ben. Nice folks and a great wee location.

  • http://www.damiandrohan.com/blog Damian Drohan

    Nice work John, I’ll re-visit when I have more time to enjoy fully

    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      Thank you Damian, appreciate that very much.

  • http://catherinebanks.wordpress.com/ Catherine

    You’ve made their enthusiasm shine through

    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      Thanks Catherine. They were hard at it trying to get as much time in before the salmon season finishes in a week or so!

  • http://www.tonyhayesimages.com tonemeister

    Lovely work, John. These are the stories that put a smile on the old fizzog.

    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      Thanks Tony. They’re a great bunch of lads, and well deserve preserving for posterity!

  • http://www.filofoto.si Thomas

    Damn you, now I’ve got the Scotland bug again and I’ve only been there last year. Do you do tours? :D

    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      Sorry Thomas. So sorry. The tug to Scotland is common amongst previous visitors……best feed the craving with a visit!

  • http://sethcoleman.net/blog Seth

    Great story, thanks for sharing. Would have liked to hear more some more sound effects from the fishing though, to give my brain a rest from time to time from the onslaught of thick Scottish :)

    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      Thanks Seth. I think I agree with you! ‘Sandy’ has a pretty good Glasgow accent and a speech rate thats fairly typical, and unless ‘tuned in’ to that it can be a pretty testing listen. Glad you enjoyed it all the same!