Associated People: Donald, Mr Gordon, Vaul (1929 - 1988)


Audio cassette recording of Gordon Donald talking about thatched houses.

Gordon Donald talks about the thatched houses of Tiree, their construction and upkeep, how they withstand storms and differ from ‘black houses’; he lists all the thatched houses in Tiree and their owners and talks about people who can thatch, cutting marram grass, cottars’ houses and their legal rights, and the cost of renovating two thatched houses in Kilmoluaig.