Childhood and life at Whitehouse Farm, Tiree.
Date 22 July 1975
Track ID 102576
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1975.089

Original Tape ID

SA1975.089

Summary

Childhood and life at Whitehouse Farm, Tiree.

The contributor talks about her childhood and life at Whitehouse Farm, which belonged to her family. The farm was made up of five crofts. The family had help from two permanent labourers and farm workers who were hired in May and November. The children also had jobs to do, such as carrying water and coal, feeding the hens and milking the cows. She explains how her father used to take cattle by boat to Oban and then walk to the tryst in Falkirk to sell them. She talks about school days and the headmaster, Donald MacKinnon, who was from Mull. The contributor was pupil teacher at the school before she went to college.

Item Location

County - Argyllshire

Parish - Tiree

Island - Tiree

Language

English

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Collection

SoSS