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TITLE
Cas chrom on Eilean Tighe
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMACKENZIE_005
PLACENAME
Eilean Tighe
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
CREATOR
Julia Mackenzie
SOURCE
Julia Mackenzie
ASSET ID
28850
KEYWORDS
Hebrides
Hebridean
islanders
islands
crofting
crofter
crofters
croft
crofts
plough
ploughs
cultivate
cultivating
cultivation
Cas chrom on Eilean Tighe

This photograph was taken on Eilean Tighe (Island of the House) which lies off the north end of Raasay in the Inner Hebrides. It was provided by Julia Mackenzie and shows her brother holding a cas chrom (crooked foot), a small foot plough particularly suited to the broken and rocky ground of the Hebrides.

Julia Mackenzie was born on Eilean Tighe in 1923 and later moved to the larger island of Rona. In the late 1990s she revisited Eilean Tighe which is now deserted. This visit prompted her to write a book about her childhood memories of island life. In 'Whirligig beetles and tackety boots' she describes the life of a Hebridean crofter in the 1920s and 1930s.

'Whirligig beetles and tackety boots' is available for purchase from Blythswood Bookshops. All proceeds go towards the work of Blythswood Care

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Cas chrom on Eilean Tighe

INVERNESS: Portree

Hebrides; Hebridean; islanders; islands; crofting; crofter; crofters; croft; crofts; plough; ploughs; cultivate; cultivating; cultivation

Julia Mackenzie

This photograph was taken on Eilean Tighe (Island of the House) which lies off the north end of Raasay in the Inner Hebrides. It was provided by Julia Mackenzie and shows her brother holding a cas chrom (crooked foot), a small foot plough particularly suited to the broken and rocky ground of the Hebrides.<br /> <br /> Julia Mackenzie was born on Eilean Tighe in 1923 and later moved to the larger island of Rona. In the late 1990s she revisited Eilean Tighe which is now deserted. This visit prompted her to write a book about her childhood memories of island life. In 'Whirligig beetles and tackety boots' she describes the life of a Hebridean crofter in the 1920s and 1930s.<br /> <br /> 'Whirligig beetles and tackety boots' is available for purchase from Blythswood Bookshops. All proceeds go towards the work of Blythswood Care