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TITLE
Shearing stool at Presmuchrach Bothy sheep fank
EXTERNAL ID
AB_SHEEPFANK_05
PLACENAME
Newtonmore
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh
DATE OF IMAGE
28 September 2007
CREATOR
Jamie Gaukroger
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
504
KEYWORDS
sheep
shepherding
Shearing stool at Presmuchrach Bothy sheep fank

Presmuchrach Bothy, now relocated to the Highland Folk Museum. It was originally built in the early 1900s at Presmuchrach near Dalwhinnie using approximately 65 recycled railway sleepers.

This photograph shows one of a collection of shearing stools next to the wall of the sheep fank at Presmuchrach Bothy. This one is simply a flat stone. The shepherd would be seated on this while he sheared the sheep, possibly with the first shorn fleece below him to give a little comfort.

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Shearing stool at Presmuchrach Bothy sheep fank

INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh

sheep; shepherding

Am Baile

Highland Folk Museum - Sheep Fank & Bothy

Presmuchrach Bothy, now relocated to the Highland Folk Museum. It was originally built in the early 1900s at Presmuchrach near Dalwhinnie using approximately 65 recycled railway sleepers.<br /> <br /> This photograph shows one of a collection of shearing stools next to the wall of the sheep fank at Presmuchrach Bothy. This one is simply a flat stone. The shepherd would be seated on this while he sheared the sheep, possibly with the first shorn fleece below him to give a little comfort.