James McRory Smith Photos

A selection of photographs of James McRory Smith and Strathchailleach Bothy.

James McRory Smith (Sallie Tyszko)


James McRory Smith outdoors (Sallie Tyszko)

James McRory Smith's painting of a lady with harp at Strathchailleach


James McRory Smith's painting of a horse at Strathchailleach


Strathchailleach Bothy (James Carron)

More to follow soon…

3 thoughts on “James McRory Smith Photos

  1. James is my Uncle, he is one of sixteen children, I never got to meet him or if I did it was when I was a small child and can’t remember, my mother is married to one of his brothers John who moved to England well over 50 years ago, I spent every summer and school holiday in Scotland mostly in Dumbarton where one of James other brothers Robert lived, over the years I have heard the stories of James disappearance and some of the reason as to why and I have often wondered about him, some ten or 15? years ago I do know that my father John and Robert and a few other family members went out to visit him, they had been trying to find him for years, I am a painter and have often wondered who I inherited my talents from, thank you for the pictures of the paintings I have been so wanting to see some of his art.
    Thank you so much
    Karen Marie Smith

    • I took the B/W photos which I gave to James carron to use as he saw fit and no doubt you’ve seen them. I met James three times. Once on my own, once with my son and a pal and this time just me and my pal Dave (David Johnston, wildlife painter R.I.P.). James gave me an envelope that had his address on it, so that I could post him the photos, which I did. I came across that envelope the other day and thought the family might like to have it. On the back is his shopping list, just four items; Greens, Potatoes (sic), Porageoats (sic), Onions. All to be carried from Kinlochbervie to his bothy. I’ve done that walk, he did it every fortnight, Pension Day! It is a grubby old envelope, the list of course in his own hand in Biro, it has a feel of him. Me and Dave took a bottle of whisky with us across Sandwood to visit him and were made very welcome, what a surprise. He did in fact prefer Brandy. Look I ramble on but if you want me to post the envelope to you then email me at:
      Howard Patrick

  2. James was also my uncle and there seems to be a very talented artistic streak that runs through the whole family! I would love to have met him! My dad was James brother David Smith!
    Mark Kemp

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