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TITLE
Men cutting and stacking peats
EXTERNAL ID
ULMPH_2000_0705
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
SOURCE
Ullapool Museum
ASSET ID
40444
KEYWORDS
fuel
energy
peat cutting
peat stacks
Men cutting and stacking peats

This photograph shows a group of men cutting and stacking peats. 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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Men cutting and stacking peats

ROSS: Lochbroom

fuel; energy; peat cutting; peat stacks

Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum Photographic Collection

This photograph shows a group of men cutting and stacking peats. 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><br />