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TITLE
Cooking on a peat fire, Caithness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CAITHNESS_CROFTING_69
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Mrs Miller
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
2819
KEYWORDS
audios
cottage
crofthouse

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In this audio extract, Mrs Miller, a Caithness resident, remembers cooking and baking in a crofthouse on a peat fire with an open hearth and pots hanging from a crook in the chimney. Mrs Miller was born in Alterwall, Lyth, in 1919.

(full transcription to follow soon)

The milk house was one of the standard set of buildings on a croft. Usually it was a low-roofed, flagstone building, often white-washed inside, with flagstone shelves, and situated in the shade, to act as a larder or cold room. Milk and dairy products were the usual things kept there, hence the name, but other foods were also stored or hung up for short periods.

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Cooking on a peat fire, Caithness

CAITHNESS

1980s

audios; cottage; crofthouse

Highland Libraries

Caithness Recordings: Crofting & Farming

In this audio extract, Mrs Miller, a Caithness resident, remembers cooking and baking in a crofthouse on a peat fire with an open hearth and pots hanging from a crook in the chimney. Mrs Miller was born in Alterwall, Lyth, in 1919.<br /> <br /> (full transcription to follow soon)<br /> <br /> The milk house was one of the standard set of buildings on a croft. Usually it was a low-roofed, flagstone building, often white-washed inside, with flagstone shelves, and situated in the shade, to act as a larder or cold room. Milk and dairy products were the usual things kept there, hence the name, but other foods were also stored or hung up for short periods.