Laidhay remembered: by George Bethune
Laidhay Croft Museum is located at just north of Dunbeath in Caithness. It is a two hundred year old traditional rush-thatched Caithness longhouse. The croft had 16 acres of arable and rights over 15 acres of rough grazing. It was in the possession of the Bethune family from 1842 until 1968. In 1970 it was vested in the Laidhay Trust and was opened to the public in 1974. Here, George Bethune, a descendant of the family who lived and worked there for generations, reminisces about Laidhay. This story is brought to you courtesy of our friends at the Wick Voices project, part of Wick Society.
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