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TITLE
Occupations - page 1
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_POCKETMUSEUM_061
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1910s;1920s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
13192
KEYWORDS
Pocket Museum
museums
Clan Donald Library
libraries
estates
Macdonalds
Skye
Armadale
Sleat
occupations
Kyle
blacksmiths
Occupations - page 1

The Kyle Blacksmith, 1910s/1920s
The Kyle blacksmith did a lot of work for the railway. You can see his forge behind him - forge is the name of the blacksmith's fire, where he heats up metal to make it soft so that he can work it. The big circular 'machine' with the long handle behind the blacksmith is a bellows. The bellows blows air through the fire to make it burn hot. The fire has to be very hot to soften the metal.

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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Occupations - page 1

ROSS: Lochalsh

1910s;1920s

Pocket Museum; museums; Clan Donald Library; libraries; estates; Macdonalds; Skye; Armadale; Sleat; occupations; Kyle; blacksmiths

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Pocket Museum (photographs)

The Kyle Blacksmith, 1910s/1920s<br /> The Kyle blacksmith did a lot of work for the railway. You can see his forge behind him - forge is the name of the blacksmith's fire, where he heats up metal to make it soft so that he can work it. The big circular 'machine' with the long handle behind the blacksmith is a bellows. The bellows blows air through the fire to make it burn hot. The fire has to be very hot to soften the metal. <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