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Crofters
Description: Everyday life of the crofting community of Achriesgill, a rural village in the Scottish Highlands.
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Clip #: TFA-277A
Length: 23:22
Year: 1944
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: Europe
Country: Scotland
Subject: Agriculture
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1940s, Scotland, Scottish Highlands, Sutherland, Achriesgill, crofting communities, mail car arriving from Lairg delivering mail, items and people, mail van, postman handing out mail and packages, mailman, crofters, shopkeepers, female shopkeeper minding shop while husband delivers items to distant crofts in his van, schoolmistress ringing bell as children walk towards school, minister, nurse driving to visit patients, dilapidated crofts, modern two-story crofting houses, crofters and family, villages, telephone booth, crofters and children working in fields and gathering crops, men gathering sheep from hills for clipping, men shearing sheep, ewes being marked before letting back out to hills, lambs let out to join mothers, fleece being rolled up to be stored, cows being herded to grazing ground after milking, woman and son carrying buckets of water retrieved from springs up to house, girl washing laundry using washboard and wooden tub, woman gathering eggs, woman cleaning oil lamps, families cutting and stacking peat, crofter working as ghillie attendant for fisherman tourist, gille, men working on roads with horse cart carrying supplies, men repairing boats, fishermen, men lobster fishing in rowboat, sheep being gathered from hills and dipped, lambs being separated from mothers, sheep being released back to roam hills, men cutting hay with scythes, men, women and children gathering hay and forming into haystacks, men carrying large stacks of hay

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