Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Scotland: Harris Peat Harvesting

Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
June 26, 2012

A close up shot of peat harvesting from one of our many jaunts between Tarbert and Leverburgh.  I can still smell that acrid peat smoke in my nose!  

This was a common site in the Hebrides, where many people still heat their homes with peat.  

Here's a short video that illustrates the process.

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