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TITLE
Sheilings in Jura and a cottage in Islay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_351A_2_P246
PLACENAME
Argyll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31136
KEYWORDS
sheilings
shelters
cottages
Sheilings in Jura and a cottage in Islay

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant. Above is an example of sheilings in Jura and a view of the Paps. The sheilings were inhabited by peasants who looked after herds of milk cows on the island. The shape of sheilings varied from conical to oblong and they were constructed from branches of trees, covered with sods. The inside of most shelters consisted of a bed of heath, two blankets, a rug and a few dairy containers. Some also had a shelf made of basket work to house cheese, produced during the summer months. The illustration below it shows a typical cottage in Islay

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Sheilings in Jura and a cottage in Islay

ARGYLL

1760s

sheilings; shelters; cottages

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant. Above is an example of sheilings in Jura and a view of the Paps. The sheilings were inhabited by peasants who looked after herds of milk cows on the island. The shape of sheilings varied from conical to oblong and they were constructed from branches of trees, covered with sods. The inside of most shelters consisted of a bed of heath, two blankets, a rug and a few dairy containers. Some also had a shelf made of basket work to house cheese, produced during the summer months. The illustration below it shows a typical cottage in Islay