Heggie & Robertson
Travelling bothy consisting of a wooden hut on a chassis with cast iron wheels. The door is leaved and there are two windows. The wood was re-covered with felt by the Museum in the early 1980s and the exposed wood painted green. Cast in relief on the body on a brass plate "Heggie and Robertson Priorybank Dunfermline".
Such bothies were often used in conjunction with threshing mills, to house farm workers during the course of the harvest season. A bothy like this and a threshing mill would be trailed behind a steam traction engine. This one was inhabited as recently as 1974. A bothy can be any one roomed structure in which labourers are housed.
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