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P number: P000215
Old photograph number: C03037
Caption: Moss-litter Works, Dunmore Moss, 8.9 km. east-south-east of Stirling. Cut peat lying to dry at sides of 'banks' in the foreground. Stacks of dried peat in distance ready for transport to teasing mill.
Description: Moss-litter Works, Dunmore Moss, 8.9 km. east-south-east of Stirling. Cut peat lying to dry at sides of 'banks' in the foreground. Stacks of dried peat in distance ready for transport to teasing mill. Firstly, 5 ft. of brown peat, mostly sphagnum is cut. The next 3 ft. are then stripped by going over the first cutting, of this 2 ft. are black with some heather roots. The rest of the peat, which is also black and varies from 6 to 30 inches in thickness, is left in, the original heather turf is thrown back on top of it. Peat is later stacked, compressed by steam compressor at the railway junction, and delivered there into trucks. The average size of a cut slice is 7x16x15 inches nearly 1,000 to the ton of brown peat and 1,100-1,200 to the ton of black peat.
Date taken: 01/01/1926
Photographer: Manson, W.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 286500
Y latitude/northing: 689500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 246.86 KB; 1000 x 730 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 193 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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