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Big Boys' Hole, Tain
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Big Boys' Hole, Tain

This post card picture by C W Ross. Tain, is one of several showing youngsters bathing/swimming at a deep bend in Tain River or off the banks along the shore before erosion wore them back too far from high tide. The spot on the river was known as the "Big Boys' Hole". Either summers were a lot warmer then or today's youngsters are not so hardy - perhaps a bit of both.
Picture added on 22 June 2005
Today's children don't have any problem with the water temperature - not in Cromarty anyway. Perhaps you Tainites are a bit soft!
Added by Estelle Quick on 22 June 2005
I remember the big boys hole very well, many happy days spent there, lots of fun and laughter there untill a young member of the comunnity had a tragic accident.
Added by Heatherurquhart on 10 November 2007
I'd great fun there. Learned to swim at the Big Boys' Hole starting off with an inflated car tyre as a lifeline - just in case!
Added by Jean Cooper (Duncan) on 29 June 2014
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