Ramscraigs - A Caithness Story

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


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Tacksman's House Exterior
An exterior view of the Tacksman's house at Baile Gean. This is the main house in the villiage, and would be the family of the man who held the tack, or lease for the lands of the village. This structure, more than the others, helped me better interpret the ruins at Knockfin, as the foundation for the main house are still clearly visible, and actually quite similar in size to this blackhouse structure. Note the tartan rugs hanging on the door.
Shieling 1.JPG Shieling 2.JPG Tacksmans House 2.JPG Tacksmans House 3.JPG Weaver Interior.JPG