Auchindrain, Inveraray
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Auchindrain, from the Gaelic words Achadh an Droighinn meaning field of the thorntree, is a complete Highlands farm township. Tour houses, barns and byres. Sneak a peek at the way of life of the Highland farmer. Hear stories about the families who lived here as tenants. Learn about life, work and play in rural Scotland before the advent of modern farming.
Highlands Farming Township
Auchindrain, a highlands farming township

Auchindrain, a highlands farming township

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A Highlands farming township was the principal form of settlement in rural Scotland from medieval times through the late 18th century. It was a small group of farms that formed a collective community. It was a formal unit much like a municipality. It was self-sufficient meaning the residents produced all the goods the township required. The residents of the township leased the land from their clan. While each family was assigned a strip of land called a rig, they worked the land as one. The townships grew crops and but their principle activity was raising cattle.
 
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