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TITLE
Using a Cas Chrom at Trotternish, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_94032_01_01
PLACENAME
Trotternish
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmuir
DATE OF IMAGE
1933
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
38546
KEYWORDS
tools
crofting
ploughs
Using a Cas Chrom at Trotternish, Skye

A cas chrom, or crooked foot, was a farming tool that was particularly suited to certain areas of the Highlands because of the broken and rocky ground. The tool consisted of a strong piece of wood, about 6ft long, which was bent near to the lower end. It had a flat wooden head and a sharp piece of iron at the cutting edge. A piece of wood protruded from the shaft on the right hand side. This was so that the person using the cas chrom could use his foot to force the blade into the ground.

This photograph was taken on the Trotternish peninsula on Skye. Trotternish is the most northerly peninsula of Skye

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Using a Cas Chrom at Trotternish, Skye

INVERNESS: Kilmuir

1930s

tools; crofting; ploughs

Highland Folk Museum

I F Grant Photographic Archive

A cas chrom, or crooked foot, was a farming tool that was particularly suited to certain areas of the Highlands because of the broken and rocky ground. The tool consisted of a strong piece of wood, about 6ft long, which was bent near to the lower end. It had a flat wooden head and a sharp piece of iron at the cutting edge. A piece of wood protruded from the shaft on the right hand side. This was so that the person using the cas chrom could use his foot to force the blade into the ground.<br /> <br /> This photograph was taken on the Trotternish peninsula on Skye. Trotternish is the most northerly peninsula of Skye