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TITLE
Crofters Harvesting
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_HERITAGEGROUP_038
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
SOURCE
Glenurquhart Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22705
KEYWORDS
crofting
harvest
haystacks
Crofters Harvesting

Over the centuries the rural economy of Scotland changed significantly though some areas did not change at all. New vegetables (such as potatoes) were introduced and new breeds of livestock (such as Cheviot sheep) were introduced. Yet the need for basic plants such as hay and oats was unchanged, as was the means of harvesting them.

This photograph shows some crofters harvesting a cereal, probably either oats or hay. They are wearing dungarees, which were usually made out of cotton and imported from abroad. As a material this was easier to clean and more practical than wool.

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Crofters Harvesting

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

crofting; harvest; haystacks

Glenurquhart Heritage Group

Glenurquhart Heritage Group (photographs)

Over the centuries the rural economy of Scotland changed significantly though some areas did not change at all. New vegetables (such as potatoes) were introduced and new breeds of livestock (such as Cheviot sheep) were introduced. Yet the need for basic plants such as hay and oats was unchanged, as was the means of harvesting them. <br /> <br /> This photograph shows some crofters harvesting a cereal, probably either oats or hay. They are wearing dungarees, which were usually made out of cotton and imported from abroad. As a material this was easier to clean and more practical than wool.