Blackhouse - Arnol - Isle of Lewis - Western Isles - Outer Hebrides
The blackhouses, how hard was island life in The Western Isles in the past. The blackhouse were home for both animals and humans. No chimneys to take away the smoke, a peat fire was lit at all times in the centre of the kitchen and living area
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Isle of Lewis History - The Blackhouses
A walk to enthrall you, a view into the past. The people of the Western Isles had a very hard life living in homes which were very basic, with really smoky atmospheres and animals residing within the houses.