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TITLE
Ploughing with a Cas Chrom, Berneray
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_94032_07_12
PLACENAME
Berneray
DISTRICT
Harris
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Harris
SOURCE
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38599
KEYWORDS
ploughing
ploughs
crofting
agriculture
Ploughing with a Cas Chrom, Berneray

This photograph shows a man ploughing with a foot plough or cas chrom on Berneray. A cas chrom (crooked foot) was a farming tool that was particularly suitable 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 the foot to force the blade into the ground


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Ploughing with a Cas Chrom, Berneray

INVERNESS: Harris

ploughing; ploughs; crofting; agriculture

Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library

I F Grant Photographic Archive

This photograph shows a man ploughing with a foot plough or cas chrom on Berneray. A cas chrom (crooked foot) was a farming tool that was particularly suitable 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 the foot to force the blade into the ground <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: central.edsc.library@edinburgh.gov.uk">Edinburgh Central Library</a>