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1975 Debbie Prouse, Caithness - FSC Dale Fort

I lived in the fort in 1975/76 when I was 7 years old, my dad was the chef, Ron Smith and my mum Joan helped out as well, my sister, Julie was 11.

The warden was David Emerson and he had two daughters, Morag and Ingrid and a Labrador called Simba. I have great memories of the fort, particularly going out on the boat to Skomer, I think it was a converted life boat and the students showing me creatures like sea slugs in the laboratories. I also loved our accommodation where the windows looked down a sheer cliff to the sea!