© European Ethnological Research Centre, 2017.
Robert asks Kate about the beginning of her married life at a house on the shore at Carsluith known as ‘The Weir’
KN: Ah wis only sixteen when ah went tae the Weir.
RM: Is that when ye were marit?
KN: Aye, ah wis marit when ah, ah got marit when ah was sixteen, aye, in the May an ah went tae the Weir in the June.
RM: Ye were a young lass.
KN: Ah ken ah was, but however, ah’ve struggled on an it’s been fifty-three years noo. [?]
RM: Was that the first time ye left hame?
KN: Aye. That’s the first time ah wis ever left hame, ah come fae Gatehouse oot tae Carsluith.
RM: An hoo did ye feel aboot that? At first?
KN: Well, of course, when ye think the world o somebody ye’ll gang onywhere wi them, won’t ye?
KN: Aye, ye’ll gaun onywhere.
RM: So ye’ll pit up wi that, pit up wi it?
RM: Because you were movin fae a hoose where yer mother an faither…
KN: Aye, with electricity an water.
RM: Oh right.
RM: Oh right.
KN: Riverbank, we stayed in Riverbank.
RM: So ye were yist tae haen [?] so called mod cons.
KN: Aye, that’s right ah was, aye. And then ah come fae Riverbank oot tae the Weir where there was nothing, tae live in a room.
RM: So, ah mean all ah can say is ye must have loved the fella an awfy lot tae come an [laughter].
KN: Well, ah seem tae have done, ah could chuck him oot an ah’m still wi him yet, aye.
RM: An did ye no get the shock o yer life?
KN: Ah did, ah did for a wee while, ye ken, it wis quite queer for a wee while for tae be jist in…
RM: At that age.
KN: …aye, an stuck in yin room, aye stuck in yin room.