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  Water draining into trench in peat cutting area
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  • Water draining into trench in peat cutting area - Shetland
      Water draining into trench in peat cutting area
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  • Peat stack at Shetland Crofthouse Museum - Shetland
      Peat stack at Shetland Crofthouse Museum
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  • Neatly stacked peat bricks for drying - Shetland
      Neatly stacked peat bricks for drying
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  • randomly stacked peat bricks drying - Shetland
      randomly stacked peat bricks drying
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  • Peat profile - Shetland
      Peat profile
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Some people in Shetland still heat their homes with peat. There are vast peat cutting areas where families have individual plots and cut peat using traditional methods. The photos here show peat stacked outside the Shetlands Crofthouse Museum plus several that show the peat cutting areas as well as the initial drying of peat bricks and their stacking for final drying before transport.

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  • Updated Jan 27, 2006
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