Taking Home the Peat

Taking Home the Peat

Year: 1940 | Included in Albums: Horse drawn Carriages

Photo Description

Two children taking home the peat with a horse and cart on Edderton Hill.

Cat No. Redburn 36
Year 1940
Albums Horse drawn Carriages
Date added July 22nd, 2021
Added by Tain & District Museum
2 Visitor Comments
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    Janey Clarke

    Isn't that Eileen Ross, Redburn, Edderton who lived in the Tin House on the Hill of Edderton as a child? Her father Geordie Ross, and his father George Ross built the Tin House in 1920, next door to their original house which is now a ruin. They moved to Redburn in 1930.

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    Janey Clarke

    You can see the chambered cairn behind the left hand end of the cart and the sand banks/Meikle Ferry and the Dornoch Firth to the north. The beech tree on the right of the photo is still there. Peats were cut on the Hill of Edderton but I don’t know where. My dad Reay Clarke told me that the crofters on the Hill of Edderton cut peats and took them by boat from Meikle Ferry and sold them in Portmahomack where there was a shortage of wood.

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