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TITLE
Crofting and Way of Life - page 7
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_POCKETMUSEUM_059
PLACENAME
Portnalong
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Bracadale
DATE OF IMAGE
1933
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
13191
KEYWORDS
Pocket Museum
museums
Clan Donald Library
libraries
estates
Macdonalds
Skye
Armadale
Sleat
crofts
crofting
crofters
weaving
Catherine Morrison
Portnalong
Crofting and Way of Life - page 7

Catherine Morrison, Portnalong, weaving, 1933

Weaving is done on a loom. You can see the wooden foot pedals at the bottom of the picture - they were used to make weaving much faster than a frame loom and also to make different patterns. Weaving was a common trade in the Portnalong area of Skye. People from Harris and Lewis, where weaving was very strong, went to live there in the 1920s.

Clan Donald Library's Pocket Museum is a collection of notes, maps, photographs, illustrations and extracts from the archives which give an insight in to life on a highland estate. Clan Donald Library is located in a purpose built museum, the Museum of the Isles, in the grounds of Armadale Castle. The castle is situated in the heart of an estate, once part of the traditional lands of Clan Donald, on the Sleat Peninsula, in the south of the Isle of Skye.

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Crofting and Way of Life - page 7

INVERNESS: Bracadale

1930s

Pocket Museum; museums; Clan Donald Library; libraries; estates; Macdonalds; Skye; Armadale; Sleat; crofts; crofting; crofters; weaving; Catherine Morrison; Portnalong

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Pocket Museum (photographs)

Catherine Morrison, Portnalong, weaving, 1933<br /> <br /> Weaving is done on a loom. You can see the wooden foot pedals at the bottom of the picture - they were used to make weaving much faster than a frame loom and also to make different patterns. Weaving was a common trade in the Portnalong area of Skye. People from Harris and Lewis, where weaving was very strong, went to live there in the 1920s.<br /> <br /> Clan Donald Library's Pocket Museum is a collection of notes, maps, photographs, illustrations and extracts from the archives which give an insight in to life on a highland estate. Clan Donald Library is located in a purpose built museum, the Museum of the Isles, in the grounds of Armadale Castle. The castle is situated in the heart of an estate, once part of the traditional lands of Clan Donald, on the Sleat Peninsula, in the south of the Isle of Skye.