Some Detective Work – Whitehouses & Backhouses, Scotland

Echoes of the Past


Now if I hadn’t taken this photo, I would automatically think it was somewhere on the Outer Hebrides.  An abandoned Whitehouse, the ones the government brought in the 1920’s, that were to replace the Blackhouses, the old stone cottages, which were accommodation for man and animals together under one roof.   But this building is very near Tongue on the mainland way up in the north of Scotland, nearly as far as you can go.  So they were not only sent to the Islands, they were used on the mainland as well, but there are no Blackhouses here….or are there.  I found the following building not too far from the above one, looks like some kind of …….Blackhouse to me, not exactly the same, but then they would be a little different, different parts of Scotland, but it does look like it would have housed animals as well.


 I thought…

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