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TITLE
Portree, A Skye Homestead
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_200
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12987
KEYWORDS
cottages
thatches
crofts
Portree, A Skye Homestead

It has been suggested that this crofthouse was situated near Skeabost on Skye, some 5 miles from Portree. The cottage does not have the rounded ends with a pronounced "shelf" at the top of the walls which are more typical of the Western Isles. The roof sprung from a single wall with the thatch overhanging was more commonly found on Skye and in the Central Highlands. Different thatching materials were used depending on what was available, but included heather, rushes, bracken and cereal straws. The thatch was secured to the roofing timbers, usually with turf in between, using ropes weighted with rocks as here, or often with netting overlaying the thatch. This particular house boasts two fires, one in each gable wall.

The Judges' of Hastings produced card was no doubt popular with tourists who found the thatched cottages picturesque.


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Portree, A Skye Homestead

INVERNESS: Portree

1930s

cottages; thatches; crofts

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Dualchas Postcards

It has been suggested that this crofthouse was situated near Skeabost on Skye, some 5 miles from Portree. The cottage does not have the rounded ends with a pronounced "shelf" at the top of the walls which are more typical of the Western Isles. The roof sprung from a single wall with the thatch overhanging was more commonly found on Skye and in the Central Highlands. Different thatching materials were used depending on what was available, but included heather, rushes, bracken and cereal straws. The thatch was secured to the roofing timbers, usually with turf in between, using ropes weighted with rocks as here, or often with netting overlaying the thatch. This particular house boasts two fires, one in each gable wall.<br /> <br /> The Judges' of Hastings produced card was no doubt popular with tourists who found the thatched cottages picturesque. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />