Carrbridge crofthouse to be moved to Highland Folk Museum


14 December 2012
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imports_CESC_0-wuc1wxcq-100000_78954.jpg Carrbridge crofthouse to be moved to Highland Folk Museum
A 1920s crofthouse is to be moved 22 miles from its location in Carrbridge, to a new home at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore. ...

A 1920s crofthouse is to be moved 22 miles from its location in Carrbridge, to a new home at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore. The house is owned by Phil and Mary Hay and has been in Mary's family for more than 110 years.

The couple have donated the cottage to the Folk Museum and it will be moved to the museum, starting with the porch, in an £80,000 project involving staff at the museum and trainees on the Cairngorms Construction Skills project. By 2014, the crofthouse will be ready for museum visitors to see how what life was like in the 1950s.

Bob Powell, principal museums officer with High Life Highland, said: 'Projects like this are long-term but very much worth it when you consider that you are preserving important examples of Scottish history and lifestyles.

'I personally would like to thank Phil and Mary Hay for their generosity towards the project and their very valuable input.'

To find out more about the museum, visit the Highland Folk Museum website.

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