Butter Churn

Muidhe Ìme

Butter ChurnUllapool Museum This butter churn would have been used in a rural Highland home.   Throughout World War Two, the whole of the UK was subject to rationing. This made everyday commodities like butter hard to come by. Luckily, butter is very simple to make....
Walking Boots

Bòtannan coiseachd

Walking Boots Glencoe Folk Museum These walking boots would be considered essential for anyone enjoying the mountainous terrain in Glencoe and the surrounding area. They belonged to a Mrs Robinson, originally Katherine Clayson MacFarlane. Her husband, Rev Archibald...
Carder

Càrdair

Carder Strathnaver Museum This object is a carder and was used to prepare wool for spinning, combing it into fine fibres. Hand cards are typically square or rectangular paddles which were manufactured in a variety of sizes. Small cards, called flick cards, were used...
Land Girl Figurine

Figear de nighean an fhearainn

Land Girl FigurineNairn Museum Coalport land girl figurines like this one were created to acknowledge the important role that land girls played during the Second World War. It’s part of a series of figurines known as ‘For King and Country’, including a soldier, sailor...
Butter Stamp

Stampa ìm

Butter StampUllapool Museum This butter stamp would have been used for creating a design on a block of warm butter. Stamps were sometimes used by farmers and commercial dairy companies as a way of labelling their produce, functioning as an early form of ‘trademark’....
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