Buain na mòine nuair a bha am fiosraiche òg.
Date July 1968
Track ID 49810
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1968.177.B3; SA1968.177.B4

Original Tape ID

SA1968.177

Summary

Cutting peats when the contributor was young.

When the contributor was younger, herself and her father cut peats on Vacsay. They worked from morning till night and slept there. Others spent only a day cutting peats as they had a crew. There would be seven or eight men cutting and two women preparing the food. When the women had completed their work, they went to look for seagulls' eggs to bring home to the children. Peats were transported on a boat that was known as a 'pearrdse', similar to a barge.

Item Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Harris

Island - Berneray

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS