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Along the A832, near Achanalt.
Achanalt (Gaelic:Achadh nan Allt) is a village in Garve, Ross-shire, in the Scottish council area of the Highland. It is served by a railway station on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh. The village lies on the A832 and the River Bran, and is near to Loch Achanalt. ref: Wikipedia.
This blackhouse appears to have its roof redone with modern tiles instead of thatch.
_A black house (Scottish Gaelic: taigh dubh; formerly tigh dudh) is a traditional type of house which used to be common in Highlands of Scotland, the Hebrides, and Ireland.
Origin of the name
The origin of the name blackhouse (tigh dubh) is of some debate. It could be less than 150 years old and may have been synonymous with inferior.
The buildings were generally built with double wall dry-stone walls packed with earth and wooden rafters covered with a thatch of turf with cereal straw or reed. The floor was generally flagstones or packed earth and there was a central hearth for the fire. There was no chimney for the smoke to escape though. Instead the smoke made its way through the roof.
The black house was used to accommodate livestock as well as people. People lived at one end and the animals lived at the other with a partition between them._ ref: Wikipedia
Location: Along the A832, near Achanalt, Scotland
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