There were stones laid out on Braade Strand to cultivate bubble wrack. Each family in the locality had their own division while others in Carrickfin had access to the weed on the inshore rocks. This wrack provided fertiliser for their crops.  In the springtime, before their yearly migration to Scotland’s farms the menfolk cut the seaweed using grass hooks during the ebb of the tide. It then was put into creels which the woman and the youths carried to a caileach or bag net. The bag nets were made by sowing salmon, byan or herring nets together. The filling of this bag went on for many ebbs until the bag was full. The caileach was closed and anchored, waiting for a spring tide to move it by a currach or yawl. A spring tide was favoured as the current was stronger and they were able to beach their load closer to their fields. If their neighbour were old or unable to harvest their own crop it was done by their neighbours. The young men from Ranafast harvested the wrack for Cassie Foster, an elderly lady from Carrickfin.

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