Diet in Killin before the First World War.

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Title - Diet in Killin before the First World War.
Contributors - William Walker
Reporters - Anne Ross

Summary - Diet in Killin before the First World War.

When Bill Walker was young, Scotch broth and mutton were favourites. A whole sheep could be bought in the market in 1914 for 4/6d [four shillings and sixpence]. They had porridge every morning. Farmers took their oats to the mill and got the meal back, but flour had to be bought in the shops. Bill's aunt, who brought him up, made oatcakes, potato scones, and girdle scones. Herring came in on the railway and was taken round by a cadger with a horse and cart. The herring was from Loch Fyne, and was twice the size then. Occasionally there was venison. The shooting tenant at Glen Lochy took 60 stags a year, and distributed venison and tea to his tenants so that they would not poach. He was a very generous man, and a Jew. Bill's family kept a pig and a cow, and grew vegetables and fodder. Everyone had a vegetable garden. They grew cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts and turnips.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:34
Date Recorded - 1964.04
Language - English
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 17992
Original Tape ID - SA1964.015
Original Track ID - SA1964.15.A13
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Perthshire
  Parish - Killin
  Village - Killin

Item Location:
  County - Perthshire

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