Aye, that’s it. Just labour you know? They needed their labour, they had to. Maybe not so much in the 80s but before that. When my father was younger, if you didn’t get the peats cut you had no peat for the winter. If you didn’t get potatoes planted then your bellies would’ve been hungry all the time. So the whole family did muck in, aye.

  • Iain MacLeod (Butcher Boy)
Location:
Staffin
Date:
Thursday 18th September 2008
Reference:
SWI2008/006