This beautifully conserved dwelling and byre in Glen Lochay, near Killin, offers a unique insight into rural life in 19th-century and early 20th century Scotland. There are 5 jointed and pegged cruck couples, two of which can be viewed easily in the byre end of the house. The roof was originally thatched but this was raked back in the 1940s and covered with corrugated tin.
Practically unchanged since it was last lived in, this historic cruck-framed cottage still has many of its original features, including a 'hingin' lum', Scotch dresser and box beds. There are also surviving layers of early 20th century wallpaper, some of which have been separated and displayed.
Some of the contents of the house are original, and others were chosen for authenticity, based on archaeological evidence and the personal recollections of people who knew the Robertson family that lived here until 1968.
As well as the Longhouse itself, you can also see an exhibition in the Display Hut next door that contains examples of clothes found in the house, some archaeological finds, and information, documents and photographs on the building's history and restoration. The Display Hut was previously a tool store for the farm.
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