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TITLE
Peat Stacks at Lonmore, near Gairloch
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_528
PLACENAME
Lonmore
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
5771
KEYWORDS
peat
fuel
stacks
cairns
banks
energy
Peat Stacks at Lonmore, near Gairloch

Peat was used as fuel throughout the Highlands and Islands. It was cut from peat banks and cutting usually began in May to make the most of the summer to dry the peat. The peat was cut in brick shapes and left to dry for two to three weeks. After this the peat bricks were stacked in small cairns for another week or two before being inverted and re-stacked to allow the bottom edge to dry. Once the peat was dry enough it was moved from the peat bank and stacked by the croft house


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Peat Stacks at Lonmore, near Gairloch

ROSS: Gairloch

peat; fuel; stacks; cairns; banks; energy

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

Peat was used as fuel throughout the Highlands and Islands. It was cut from peat banks and cutting usually began in May to make the most of the summer to dry the peat. The peat was cut in brick shapes and left to dry for two to three weeks. After this the peat bricks were stacked in small cairns for another week or two before being inverted and re-stacked to allow the bottom edge to dry. Once the peat was dry enough it was moved from the peat bank and stacked by the croft house <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>