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Taking care of sheep in winter., April 1956

Track ID : 4508

Taking care of sheep in winter. Asked about whisky being used to treat sheep, the contributor is not familiar with this. It was hard work keeping them out of the drifts when it snowed in winter. O...

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Time of year for droving and markets; a sheep farmer's will...., April 1956

Track ID : 4509

Time of year for droving and markets; a sheep farmer's will. The main time of year for droving was October. The Falkirk Tryst and the sale at Muir of Ord were held once a month. The contributor's ...

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The contributor's working life as shepherd, stalker, gasworker., April 1956

Track ID : 4510

The contributor's working life as shepherd, stalker, gasworker. The contributor was a shepherd with his father until the sheep were cleared off the land to make way for the deer. Then he got a job...

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Farmwork in East Lothian in the 1890s., 1969

Track ID : 4633

Farmwork in East Lothian in the 1890s. Mrs Dobson, like everybody else, left school at twelve to work on the farms, for 5/- [five shillings] a week, hoeing beans. In the summer, the hours were fro...

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Irish migrant workers in East Lothian in the late 19th centu..., 1969

Track ID : 4634

Irish migrant workers in East Lothian in the late 19th century. Irish workers came across every year for the harvest and for the singling [thinning] of turnips. They lived in a bothy [unmarried fa...

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Farmworkers' conditions in East Lothian in the late 19th cen..., 1969

Track ID : 4637

Farm workers' conditions in East Lothian in the late 19th century. The farm workers' houses in East Lothian had no inside sanitation. Some had only a room and kitchen, some had an upstairs. Most f...

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Farm workers' meals and cookery in East Lothian in the late..., 1969

Track ID : 4639

Farm workers' meals and cookery in East Lothian in the late 19th century. In the morning, before 6.00, farm workers had brose (oatmeal made with boiling water, with milk on top), with tea and a sl...

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Rosie Anderson, August 1952

Track ID : 4986

A provost's son, Hay Marshall, courted and married Rosie Anderson. This song describes how she was unfaithful to him with Lord Elgin, and the consequences of this.

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The Lass o Gowrie, August 1952

Track ID : 4988

A man falls in love with a girl who arrives in the Carse of Gowrie. He asks to show her on her way; she says she has in fact come to stay in the Carse, and he frankly asks if she will share his com...

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A crippled tailor walks again after spending a night in a g0..., March 1955

Track ID : 11473

A crippled tailor walks again after spending a night in a graveyard and seeing a ghost. At Lochawe, there was a crippled tailor who was a laughing stock. Some fellows bet him the price of a suit o...

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