I was pleasantly surprised to read in the June 2017 issue of Sea Breezes of your visit to the ‘Creel Inn’ at Catterline.
I visited that area many times when visiting my family in Portlethen. I would often drive down the A92 to Gourdon and purchase fresh fish. I would return via the coastal road taking me past Kineff old Church, where the minister hid the Scottish Regalia at the time of the Civil War, then on to Catterline.
I have also visited the Creel Inn, but never dined indoors, consequently I never viewed the ‘Gospel Ship’. On my visits, I would dine alfresco on an excellent crab salad. Eventually rejoining the A92, and the A90 back to Portlethen. However, my wanderings par voiture would often take me in a northerly direction to Peterhead, where there is also a print of the Gospel Ship in the Fishermen’s Mission in Union Street.
Some time ago I received an A4 size copy of the Gospel ship. I scanned it onto my computer and had a copy framed which now hangs in my home. I was always under the impression that the Gospel Ship prints had originally been produced by the Fishermen’s Mission about the time of their formation. However, this has proved not to be the case.
DAVID H SELLARS
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