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" Dead " good way to improve sales !

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Thanks to the Weavers !
If it wasna for the weavers, what would ye do?

Ye wouldna hae your cloth that's made o woo.

Ye wouldna hae your cloak neither black nor blue

If it wasna for the wark o the weavers!


Linen had been a major industry in Scotland for hundreds of years; by 1684 an estimated 12,000 people were employed its manufacture. The industry was stimulated by an act of the Scottish  Parliament of 1686 stipulating that everyone had to be buried in linen winding sheets made from materials which had been grown, spun and woven in Scotland

Who were the Picts ?

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Who were the Picts ?


Picts , Gaels and Scots ( Foster, SM, 1996)





Who were the Picts ?

Picts , Gaels and Scots ( Foster, SM, 1996) Classical and later historic sources use a variety of evolving terms to signify the people who inhabited Scotland and /or their territorial divisions prior to the late eighth century. Of these terms Picti , first recorded in 297 and derived from the Picts’ own name for themselves , or possibly a Roman nickname meaning ” the painted ones” , has been the most enduring . Then as in later Classical sources, the Picts were referred to as assailants of the Roman frontier in Britain. Much ink has been spilt over what the ancient writers meant by Picts, but it seems to be a generic term for people living north of the Forth - Clyde isthmus who raided the Roman Empire. There is a distinction in archaeological remains to north and south of the Forth- Clyde isthmus in the early centuries which would seem to support this definition, although some archaeologists argue that …

Weaving in Auchterarder

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Weaving in Auchterarder   
                      Growth and demise of hand loom weaving and the mills of the town 



Hand loom weavers