Lifting the tatties at Easter Kellie, Pittenweem, Fife, 1920s. Scottish Life ArchiveSee also Fruit picking and Harvesting



The plata-mhuilinn was a form of grain basket from `Heisker’, or the Monach Isles, which lie to the west of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.It is made from bent grass, or marram. Growing abundantly on the island dunes, bent …Continue reading “Plata-mhuilinn”

Machine-made lath baskets at the Crownpoint Box Factory

Crownpoint Box factory women 'chip' or fruit assembling baskets

A factory manufacturing poplar ‘chip’ baskets from 1890s – 1970s.Continue reading “Machine-made lath baskets at the Crownpoint Box Factory”