Ramscraigs - A Caithness Story

The history, genealogy and folklore of the Henderson family of Ramscraigs, Berriedale and Dunbeath, Caithness


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Newtonmore Sheiling Hut
Uphill from Baile Gean are a pair of sheiling huts, small rough structures constructed to provide shelter during the summer. During the longer days, the cattle, sheep and goats were moved from the village to higher pasture land, and the people assigned to tend the flocks lived in these huts. These pastures were at times many miles away from the village.
Newtonmore Village 1.JPG Shieling 1.JPG Shieling 2.JPG Tacksmans House 2.JPG Tacksmans House 3.JPG