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Life history of Archie MacKechnie.

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Title - Life history of Archie MacKechnie.
Contributors - Eric R. Cregeen; Archie MacKechnie
Reporters - Eric R. Cregeen
Item Person - MacKechnie, Archie

Summary - Life history of Archie MacKechnie.

Eric Cregeen visited Archie Mackechnie, a retired gamekeeper, at Keils near Tayvallich. Archie was aged 73-4 and originally from Jura. At time of recording he lived alone in a small cottage without water or electricity. He is healthy apart from trembling hands. Furnishing of room in which conversation took place is described. Archie gave his views on grant and subsidy - thinks they make things too easy for folk. Compares livestock prices. Fifteen shillings a week was considered a good wage in his youth. Came to Argyll after father's death. Father also a gamekeeper. Archie worked as gamekeeper to Lord Astor and Henry Lithgow, both in Jura.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:16
Date Recorded - 1970.07.30
Language - English
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 28300
Original Tape ID - SA1970.217
Original Track ID - SA1970.217.A1
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Argyllshire
  Parish - North Knapdale
  Village - Keills (Tayvallich)

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