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Professor David Munro

14th June | 5:00 pm

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Sun 14 June | 5pm
From Bught Hass to Cample Mill: Walking the sheep farming and textile landscapes of Nithsdale
Talk by Professor David Munro
Free | Booking advised

Dotted with drystone sheepfolds and place names such as Lamb Cleuch, Ewe Brae, Wether Hill and Bught Hass, the uplands on either side of the Nith Valley resonate with the history of centuries of sheep farming. The wool sheared annually in the hills once provided work for men, women and children employed locally in woollen, linen, spinning and waulk mills. Producing tweeds, blankets, stockings and carpets, these mills were once powered by water flowing down to the Nith along its many tributaries, including the Crawick, Carron, Scaur and Cample Waters.

Details

Date:
14th June
Time:
5:00 pm

Venue

Cample Line
Thornhill DG3 4XX United Kingdom
Phone:
01848 330000

Organiser

Cample Line