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TITLE
Crofter's home at Sconser, on the Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0103
PLACENAME
Sconser
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31992
KEYWORDS
Sconser
Sconsor
island
islands
Hebrides
croft
crofts
croft house
croft houses
crofthouses
houses
crofting
crofter
crofters
thatch
thatched roof
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Crofter's home at Sconser, on the Isle of Skye

This postcard shows a crofter's home at Sconsor, near Sligachan on the Isle of Skye. A croft house is a low house in which Highland tenant farmers lived. Croft houses consisted of two sections: one room for the crofter and his family and a barn for the cattle.

A fire was usually set in the middle of the room, to maximise the level of warmth in the house, but this also caused a smoky environment inside. Thatched roofs, small doors and small chimneys all helped to retain heat

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Crofter's home at Sconser, on the Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

1890s

Sconser; Sconsor; island; islands; Hebrides; croft; crofts; croft house; croft houses; crofthouses; houses; crofting; crofter; crofters; thatch; thatched roof; postcards

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This postcard shows a crofter's home at Sconsor, near Sligachan on the Isle of Skye. A croft house is a low house in which Highland tenant farmers lived. Croft houses consisted of two sections: one room for the crofter and his family and a barn for the cattle.<br /> <br /> A fire was usually set in the middle of the room, to maximise the level of warmth in the house, but this also caused a smoky environment inside. Thatched roofs, small doors and small chimneys all helped to retain heat