NG4247 : River Snizort and evidence of lazy beds

taken 9 years ago, near to Carbost, Highland, Great Britain

River Snizort and evidence of lazy beds
River Snizort and evidence of lazy beds
The bumpy ground in the foreground is the remains of Runrig lazy beds.
Runrig farming was based upon a traditional method of land management, common in the Highlands until recent years. A rig is a strip of farmland and a run is a series of those strips called "lazy beds". The run-rig system of farming is no longer used, but the marks of it can still be seen particularly on Skye.
The strips of land were periodically reallocated to the people of the village, and as such were usually worked collectively. The reallocation also meant that each tenant would get their fair share of good and bad land, with no resentment of those with better land. The reallocation would often involve a six or seven year cycle.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 February, 2009   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 22 February, 2009
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Lazy beds   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 427 477 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:26.7881N 6:17.3732W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 427 476
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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