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TITLE
Thatched house, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00647
PLACENAME
Bernisdale
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Snizort
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12358
KEYWORDS
thatch
cottage
peat
Thatched house, Isle of Skye

Duncan Macpherson, the Kyle pharmacist and keen photographer, was interested in recording local everyday scenes and rural Highland life which he realised was fast disappearing. Produced as a postcard in the Kyle Pharmacy Series, the photograph was taken in Bernisdale, about 7 miles to the north west of Portree on the Dunvegan road. Thatched houses in the Western Highlands, such as the one pictured, often showed a combination of styles, with the rounded end walls of the Outer Hebrides and the roof sprung from the top of a single wall with the thatch overhanging as is found in the Central Highlands. The peat stack stands ready for use close to the door


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Thatched house, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Snizort

1920s; 1930s

thatch; cottage; peat

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Duncan Macpherson, the Kyle pharmacist and keen photographer, was interested in recording local everyday scenes and rural Highland life which he realised was fast disappearing. Produced as a postcard in the Kyle Pharmacy Series, the photograph was taken in Bernisdale, about 7 miles to the north west of Portree on the Dunvegan road. Thatched houses in the Western Highlands, such as the one pictured, often showed a combination of styles, with the rounded end walls of the Outer Hebrides and the roof sprung from the top of a single wall with the thatch overhanging as is found in the Central Highlands. The peat stack stands ready for use close to the door <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>