Tain Museum Image Library

John Gallie & Co, Grocer
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John Gallie & Co, Grocer

John Gallie & Co operated as grocers in Tain during the early part of the 20th century. There were two shops - one in Market Street and this one in Stafford Street. The business was later taken over by Donald Leitch. The photograph shows Mr Leitch on left, with members of Staff. The building to the left is the Carnegie Library.
Picture added on 22 March 2004
A relative John Fraser (born 1821 Nigg) married Margaret Gallie 1849 in Tain, where he worked at Wallace & Fraser. Might this John Gallie be related to Margaret in some manner?
Added by Wilmer Fawcett on 27 April 2005
I wonder if this is a relative of John William Walker Gallie born 1893 Edderton and married May Mercer 1922. He was the brother of James Gallie born 1890, and the son of Barbara Walker (daughter of Annie Ross) and James Ross McLean Gallie. She was born in Edderton and James at Carrieblair Farm.
Added by Helen Ross on 14 March 2006
is the JOHN GALLIE also known as JACK .my greatgrandmother was netta gallie, she was born in 1896. she also had a brother james who was killed in 1 of the wars
Added by John Ross on 20 September 2007
my great-great-great grandmother was born Isabella McLeod who worked for a John Gallie supposedly a shoemaker in Tain in 1837-1838 when she was arrested for stealing and given 10 years transportation to New South Wales.
I have just returned from a visit to Scotland which included Tain and was able to see where Isabella McLeod was held in what was called the toll house before her trial in Inverness.
Is their anyone who could add to this information please?
I am happy to phone anyone at my cost.

Added by Denise Gardner on 20 August 2011
Just saw this picture and from the left the people are Donald Leitch, Donnie Munro, ??, and then my Aunt Margaret Sangster (married name Goller) and the mam of Ray and Brian.
Added by Stephan Pater on 21 November 2012
My mother , Netta Gallie and daughter of James Gallie and Isabella ( Robertson ) Gallie
Added by Barbara Beavis on 08 August 2016
James Gallie, born 1890 was married to my Great-Grandmother, Isabella Robertson (born 1888) in Tain. My Gran was Catherine MacKenzie Robertson. She was 3 years old when James and Isabella married. Don't know who Gran's father was. Lovely to see the picture though.
Added by Sandy Boswell on 06 May 2019
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