Black and white photograph of crofters carting marram grass for thatching.

Two crofters carting marram grass for thatching behind Ben Hough in the 1930s or 1940s.


Object Details

Other Number: V45

Bringing marram grass from behind Ben Hough around 1940

There used to be a lot more marram grass on Tiree, and it was this that was hand-cut for thatching houses and barns. Nowadays, thatch has to be imported from the mainland and is generally made of reeds rather than marram.
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Current Location: normal location

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