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TITLE
Crathie: Life in a Crofting Township (9 of 25)
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_ROSIE_CAMPBELL_09
PLACENAME
Crathie
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Laggan
DATE OF RECORDING
7 December 1983
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Rosie Campbell
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
41259
KEYWORDS
deserted townships
crofts
crofting
buildings
croft houses
crofters
audios

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Crathie was one of the last Badenoch townships to be abandoned in the 20th century. Situated north of the River Spey, at the entrance to Glen Markie, Crathie once supported thirty families.

Rosie Campbell, a native of Laggan, used to spend her childhood summers in Crathie, staying with her friend Maggie MacPherson. In this audio extract Rosie remembers the church services held by the local ministers.

(Image - Ruins at Crathie)

'I think it was once a month the Reverend Mr MacLennan from Laggan, the minister, went up and held the service and also the minister from the UF church in Laggan, also held a service, and it was in the, that house it was held. They had, I would say, the biggest kitchen of any; their rooms seemed to be bigger, Charlie's, than any of the other houses. And the minister went up with a dog trap, and it's in the museum, in Kingussie, the trap that he used. And his man, the minister's man, Mr Shand - and he would be dressed on the Sunday; he'd be going there in his bowler hat, driving the minister. And when he drove him out in his car he was always in complete uniform; his leggings and breeches and his cockade in his bonnet.'

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Crathie: Life in a Crofting Township (9 of 25)

INVERNESS: Laggan

1980s

deserted townships; crofts; crofting; buildings; croft houses; crofters; audios

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum: Crathie Township

Crathie was one of the last Badenoch townships to be abandoned in the 20th century. Situated north of the River Spey, at the entrance to Glen Markie, Crathie once supported thirty families. <br /> <br /> Rosie Campbell, a native of Laggan, used to spend her childhood summers in Crathie, staying with her friend Maggie MacPherson. In this audio extract Rosie remembers the church services held by the local ministers.<br /> <br /> (Image - Ruins at Crathie)<br /> <br /> 'I think it was once a month the Reverend Mr MacLennan from Laggan, the minister, went up and held the service and also the minister from the UF church in Laggan, also held a service, and it was in the, that house it was held. They had, I would say, the biggest kitchen of any; their rooms seemed to be bigger, Charlie's, than any of the other houses. And the minister went up with a dog trap, and it's in the museum, in Kingussie, the trap that he used. And his man, the minister's man, Mr Shand - and he would be dressed on the Sunday; he'd be going there in his bowler hat, driving the minister. And when he drove him out in his car he was always in complete uniform; his leggings and breeches and his cockade in his bonnet.'