Discussion

Ross White (Author)

Chris O'Connell (Author)

Fay Oliver (Author)


Keyword(s):
Brunary Burn Structures Drystone Walling
Period(s):
Early 19th Century

Abstract


A building which exemplifies the suggested appearance of the Brunary Burn structures '“ drystone walling with a hipped thatched roof '“ is preserved as the 'Cottars' House' at Auchindrain Museum near Inverary. One possible interpretation of these sites is that they were a response to the growing kelp industry in the early 19th century, with eventual economic slowdown and population decrease witnessed in the 1840s. As a direct result of the clearances, famine and emigrations, these houses were abandoned and left to fall to ruin.

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Published
01-01-2009
How to Cite
White, Ross, Chris O’Connell, and Fay Oliver. 2009. “Discussion”. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 35 (January), 13-14. http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/sair/article/view/2159.