Audio cassette recording of Donald MacArthur, Middleton talking to Maggie Campbell in December 1999.

Donald MacArthur of Middleton talks to Maggie Campbell in December 1999 about crofting today compared to how it was when he started, how the wetter weather, subsidies for late cutting and fewer people working the land have contributed to the change from hay-making to silage, about using fertilisers rather than seaweed, keeping cattle outside because of SEPA rules, the changes in cattle transportation and the paperwork involved, changing prices, the effects of BSE, a strong pound and subsidies; he gives his thoughts about the future of crofting in Tiree, diversification, the need for community spirit and religious faith.

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Other Number: AC182

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