What’s in a name?
I’ve recently been attending a series of local history talks run by a group who are undertaking an archaeological project in the local woods. Their research will cover everything from exploring ‘lumps and bumps’ ie evidence of early history settlements (stone huts, etc), through 18th century land use (farming and crofting) up to the WW2 forestry operations.
I’ve never really studied much local history before am finding this interesting.
As a wee aside from the forest project, I thought I’d look up information about our house. The house is at least 150 years old and was originally a croft. It was owned by Lord Lovat as part of his large estate and had tenant farmers.