Fareweel Tae Tarwathie (audio)

Written by George Scroggie in the 1800's , this song tells us a lot about the lives of the men and women in the North East of Scotland for whom the dangers of the whaling life and the whaling trade were all too familiar.

The placenames mentioned are inland in the Fraserburgh area, the coast around there and Peterhead, being famous for fishing and whaling.