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TITLE
Crofters' township near Flodigarry, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_5849
PLACENAME
Digg
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmuir
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
37484
KEYWORDS
landscape
crofts
housing
thatched cottages
peatstack
Quirang
Crofters' township near Flodigarry, Skye

North of Staffin Bay, on the east side of the Isle of Skye, is the township of Digg. The township, along with Glashvin and Brogaig, faces the wide sweep of Staffin Bay and as a backdrop, the rugged hills of the Quiraing and the Trotternish Ridge create a stunning contrast.This photograph shows the well tended, ordered fields of the crofting township, with crops harvested and peat stacked ready for winter. The area around Staffin retains more of the traditional Gaelic culture and language of the island than some other parts of Skye, whilst also being a favoured location for house development due to the stunning views of Rona, Applecross and Torridon to the east. Most of the crofthouses pictured are still inhabited (2012), however the thatch has long gone and the neat peat stacks are no longer required to provide essential heating.

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Crofters' township near Flodigarry, Skye

INVERNESS: Kilmuir

1930s

landscape; crofts; housing; thatched cottages; peatstack; Quirang

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North of Staffin Bay, on the east side of the Isle of Skye, is the township of Digg. The township, along with Glashvin and Brogaig, faces the wide sweep of Staffin Bay and as a backdrop, the rugged hills of the Quiraing and the Trotternish Ridge create a stunning contrast.This photograph shows the well tended, ordered fields of the crofting township, with crops harvested and peat stacked ready for winter. The area around Staffin retains more of the traditional Gaelic culture and language of the island than some other parts of Skye, whilst also being a favoured location for house development due to the stunning views of Rona, Applecross and Torridon to the east. Most of the crofthouses pictured are still inhabited (2012), however the thatch has long gone and the neat peat stacks are no longer required to provide essential heating.