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Salmon netters heading home, Kinnaber, Angus
© Colin McPherson/

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Salmon netters heading home, Kinnaber, Angus 2000

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This dramatic image shows salmon netters Bob Ritchie (left) and Jim Mitchell heading home along the sands after fishing 'jumper' nets at low tide at Kinnaber, Angus. It was taken as part of a ten-year long project by McPherson to document the decline of the Scottish salmon netting industry. Bob Ritchie became a central figure in the series. As a third generation netsman, Ritchie was the last of a generation to practise this craft. By 2007, only a handful of men still caught wild salmon and sea trout using traditional methods such as this.


  • Acc. No. PGP 291.1
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 9.70 x 25.40 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2002