Tag Archives: crofters and crofting

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Two DVDs (part 1 and part 2) of a Channel 4 documentary ‘Edgeland’, produced in 1986, about new crofting legislation, the Crofters Commission and the future and history of crofting in the Highlands and islands. Topics include the Crofters’ War, peat cutting, mussel and salmon farming, fishing, forestry, the Cruachan Dam, the Invergordon smelter and the Outer Hebrides.

Part 1 includes footage of Tiree and interviews with local crofters Alec MacArthur, Heylipol, and Alastair MacInnes, Ruaig, and one with Peter Fairweather, the factor for Argyll Estates. With scenes of Balephetrish, hay-making, sheep shearing, a sheep sale at the old auction mart at Crossapol Farm, Balemartine, the airport, plane and fire service, Balephuil and Ruaig.

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Map showing Land Settlement Schemes on Tiree, pre-1919 to 1939

Composite map produced by Bob Chambers in 2014, showing the major land areas affected by the Land Settlement Schemes administerd by the Board of Agriculture before 1919 and on privately owned land during 1919-1939, newholdings and enlarged holdings. Also includes Bob`s covering letter and CD of map and other repated plans (2014.67.2-7). Also held on computer/Digital Documents.

 

 

 

 

© Bob Chambers

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Map of Baugh Farm, 1913

Map drawn up by the Board of Agriculture in 1913 showing the proposed subdivision of part of Baugh Farm under the Land Settlement Schemes.

© National Archives of Scotland

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Map showing subdivision of Greenhill Farm, 1912

Plan of Greenhill Farm drawn up by the Board of Agriculture in 1912 showing the areas to be divided into crofts and allocated as common grazings as part of the Land Settlement Schemes.

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© National Archives of Scotland

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Map of proposed small holdings, Hough, 1913

Map of Hough drawn-up in 1913 to show areas to be divided into small holdings and common grazings, and an enlargement of holding for John Kennedy, as part of the Land Settlement Schemes.

© National Archives of Scotland