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TITLE
Crofters with dog, sitting in peat bank
EXTERNAL ID
ULMPH_2000_0567
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
SOURCE
Ullapool Museum
ASSET ID
40342
KEYWORDS
crofting
peat cutting
Crofters with dog, sitting in peat bank

This photo shows a group of crofters in the North West Highlands, sitting by a peat bank. Shown from left to right are Alistair Mackenzie, Donald MacLeod, Jock Mackenzie and Colin Mackenzie. The man on the far right is unknown.

Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetative matter harvested from peat bogs. It has traditionally been a very important fuel source in the Highlands, particularly on the west coast, partly as a result of the scarcity of trees. It was cut in the spring to dry over the summer, and then used over the harsh winter season.


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Crofters with dog, sitting in peat bank

ROSS: Lochbroom

crofting; peat cutting

Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum Photographic Collection

This photo shows a group of crofters in the North West Highlands, sitting by a peat bank. Shown from left to right are Alistair Mackenzie, Donald MacLeod, Jock Mackenzie and Colin Mackenzie. The man on the far right is unknown.<br /> <br /> Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetative matter harvested from peat bogs. It has traditionally been a very important fuel source in the Highlands, particularly on the west coast, partly as a result of the scarcity of trees. It was cut in the spring to dry over the summer, and then used over the harsh winter season. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: curator@ullapoolmuseum.co.uk">Ullapool Museum</a>