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Name/TitleGroup of men having a break from the peats
About this objectGroup of men having a break from the peats. Group of crofters in the NW Highlands sitting by a peat bank. Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetative matter harvested from peat bogs. It has traditionally been a very important fuel source in the Highlands, particularly the west coast, partly as a result of the scarcity of trees. It was cut in the spring to dry over the summer, and then used over the harsh winter season. See card for relationships.
Object numberULMPH 2000 0567
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