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Title - Silver sand from Loch Enoch was used for making sharpening s...
Contributors - Robbie Murray
Reporters - Peter R. Cooke; Jo Miller

Summary - Silver sand from Loch Enoch was used for making sharpening stones, and used to be sold round the farms by a pedlar.

Silver sand from Loch Enoch used to be used for making sharpening stones. There was a pedlar, nicknamed 'Silver Sand', who went to the loch and loaded sand into bags on either side of his pony and then put it in a small cart and went round the farms selling it. Robbie Murray made his own sharpening stone by coating a piece of black oak that had been in the ground for about a hundred years with Archangel tar and dipping it in the silver sand.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:26
Date Recorded - 1985.02.11
Language - Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 40760
Original Tape ID - SA1985.055
Original Track ID - SA1985.55.A4
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Kirkcudbrightshire
  Parish - Dalry
  Village - St John's Town of Dalry


Item Location:
  County - Kirkcudbrightshire
  Village - Loch Enoch

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