Peat Traditions- Isle of Lewis - Isle of Harris - Western Isles
Peat has been used as a fuel source on the Western Isles for hundreds of years and many islanders still continue with the traditions of cutting, storing and burning peat. Peat is dug up and stored over the summer in peat stacks.
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Isle of Lewis - History - Traditions of The Western Isles - Peat Cutting -
Peat as a Fuel Source - Cooking and Eating
For hundreds of years the peat has provided the people on The Isle of Lewis and Harris with their annual supply of fuel for cooking and heating.
Although as the centuries have passed, and modern technology, electricity, oil and gas have now taken over in the main extent.