True Highlands Blog
My first memories of scotch pancakes, was rolling up at the holiday caravan (after a 10 hour drive) on the Ardnamurchan peninsula and the farmer’s wife taking us into the farmhouse kitchen and feeding us until we burst!
For many years Gairloch’s cottars, tenant farmers, and their families lived in crudely-built one-roomed houses, with a byre for the animals attached to one end. These houses were grouped together in small settlements. Strips of land, in the ‘runrig’ system were worked for cultivation and were re-allocated every year to share out the good and less good soil. Thus there was no incentive for anyone to improve his share of the land because he would not be working it in the following year.