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TITLE
Tattie squad, Cawdor
EXTERNAL ID
PC_CAWDOR_13B
PLACENAME
Cawdor
DISTRICT
Nairn (landward)
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
NAIRN: Cawdor
SOURCE
Cawdor Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22093
KEYWORDS
potato
farming
farm
farms
Tattie squad, Cawdor

This photograph shows a tattie squad from Cawdor posing for a group photograph. Several of the men are holding forks or spades.

Tatties, or potatoes, have been grown in the Highlands since the 17th century. They produced a better return than most other crops grown and by 1800 potatoes made up about 80% of the Highland diet. In the 1840s the failure of the potato crops due to a blight led to many people emigrating to avoid starvation. The potato crop remained important for those who stayed in the Highlands. The help of the whole community, including children, was required during the planting and harvesting seasons.

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Tattie squad, Cawdor

NAIRN: Cawdor

potato; farming; farm; farms

Cawdor Heritage Group

Cawdor Heritage Group

This photograph shows a tattie squad from Cawdor posing for a group photograph. Several of the men are holding forks or spades. <br /> <br /> Tatties, or potatoes, have been grown in the Highlands since the 17th century. They produced a better return than most other crops grown and by 1800 potatoes made up about 80% of the Highland diet. In the 1840s the failure of the potato crops due to a blight led to many people emigrating to avoid starvation. The potato crop remained important for those who stayed in the Highlands. The help of the whole community, including children, was required during the planting and harvesting seasons.