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Produce from the Land

Rent was paid in barley, oats, fish, produce from their cattle, sheep, and especially seabirds. Land was divided according to the run-rig system common elsewhere in Scotland. Each tenant's plots were scattered throughout the arable area, and the plots were re-allocated annually. Agricultural reforms in the 1830's secured each tenant his own strip of land, on which he built his house.

Plucking sheep for their wool in 1927
Photograph: A.M. Cockburn

Milking ewes in Gleann Mor
Photograph: Norman Heathcote



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