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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Fisherfolk Of Scotland

One hundred and fifty years ago, a fisherman's house on the East Coast of Scotland may have been little better than a low, narrow, smoke-grimed "but and ben," but it was definitely home. The walls were rough and often unplastered. The floor of the kitch was bare earth. Beneath the open fireplace stood the "creepie," a low stool which served as a chair. Under the little deep-set window, filled with coarse greenish glass, through which the sun dimly found its way as through a thick curtain, stood a strongly made kist or sea-chest, holding clothes. The big double-bed was hidden in a recess, closed in either by doors or curtains. The furniture of the living room was completed by a table, press and a corner shelf, with its array of dishes and ornaments brought home by seafaring sons. In the yard outside were tarred sheds for storing nets and gear. Tour the Fishing Villages of Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

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