Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1771. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: rents; over population of Tiree; establishing a fishing village; present system of husbandry including runrigs, introducing wheeled carriages, sand blowing, cutting bent, pulling barley, gredden, distilleries, introducing flax and hemp; mills; the minister’s Glebe; taking bear [barley] in payments of rent; draining lochs; roads in Tiree; selling of wood. There is no transcript available for this item.
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From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.