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TITLE
Taking Home Peats for the Fire
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_215
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
13001
KEYWORDS
croftring
croft houses
thatched cottages
fuel
creels
Taking Home Peats for the Fire

This photograph shows a man carrying a creel loaded with peats, about to enter his thatched cottage. These posed or character photographs produced for the tourist market were common, often designed to present the quaintness of the Highland life. It was actually an uncommon sight as this was definitely one of the women's jobs, the men having done most of the peat digging. This photograph shows Donald Murchison from Woodend, Portree, known locally as Domhnall na Coille (Donald of the wood). He was the postman for the Glenmore area, and was photographed in that role as well, with the peat creel replaced with his mail sack and walking stick.


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Taking Home Peats for the Fire

INVERNESS: Portree

croftring; croft houses; thatched cottages; fuel; creels

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Dualchas Postcards

This photograph shows a man carrying a creel loaded with peats, about to enter his thatched cottage. These posed or character photographs produced for the tourist market were common, often designed to present the quaintness of the Highland life. It was actually an uncommon sight as this was definitely one of the women's jobs, the men having done most of the peat digging. This photograph shows Donald Murchison from Woodend, Portree, known locally as Domhnall na Coille (Donald of the wood). He was the postman for the Glenmore area, and was photographed in that role as well, with the peat creel replaced with his mail sack and walking stick. <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 />