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TITLE
Group of men (excisemen?) with distilling equipment
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_105
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
5190
KEYWORDS
illicit distilling
illicit whisky
customs and excise
customs & excise
Group of men (excisemen?) with distilling equipment

A photograph of a group of men, posing with distilling equipment, in the environs of the village of Gairloch.

From the smartness of their attire, the poor condition of the distilling equipment and its removal from context, as well as the smugness of their expressions, it may be inferred that these were excise men, charged with collecting the government's excise on alcohol and stamping out smuggling.


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Group of men (excisemen?) with distilling equipment

ROSS: Gairloch

illicit distilling; illicit whisky; customs and excise; customs & excise

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

A photograph of a group of men, posing with distilling equipment, in the environs of the village of Gairloch.<br /> <br /> From the smartness of their attire, the poor condition of the distilling equipment and its removal from context, as well as the smugness of their expressions, it may be inferred that these were excise men, charged with collecting the government's excise on alcohol and stamping out smuggling. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: info@gairlochheritagemuseum.org">Gairloch Heritage Museum</a>