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TITLE
Building a haystack
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00097
PLACENAME
Drumbuie
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11825
KEYWORDS
haystack
croft
thatch
crofters
Building a haystack

A community effort was required to collect the hay and stack it close to the byre. This photograph may have been taken on the croft of brother and sister, Kenneth and Jessie Matheson, who ran a croft at Drumbuie, between Erbusaig and Duirinish on the Balmacara Estate. The Drumbuie crofting township still follows a run-rig system. The man with the pitchfork in the foreground has been named as Donald Mackenzie, and the young boy as Ewan Maclean. Note the thatched house in the right background, with heavy stones weighing down the thatch


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Building a haystack

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

haystack; croft; thatch; crofters

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

A community effort was required to collect the hay and stack it close to the byre. This photograph may have been taken on the croft of brother and sister, Kenneth and Jessie Matheson, who ran a croft at Drumbuie, between Erbusaig and Duirinish on the Balmacara Estate. The Drumbuie crofting township still follows a run-rig system. The man with the pitchfork in the foreground has been named as Donald Mackenzie, and the young boy as Ewan Maclean. Note the thatched house in the right background, with heavy stones weighing down the thatch <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />