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17th-century replica turf house taking shape at Glencoe

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National Trust for Scotland (NTS), a team of heritage specialists is reconstructing a Scottish creel house using traditional methods on a specially selected site at Glencoe.

The craftspeople first broke ground and raised the house’s six-metre-high timber frame, which features two triangular ‘crucks’ spanning the width and height of the building.Raised without power tools, the frame has been put in place using an old-fashioned gin pole and hand-winch, with the team pulling hard on guy ropes and.

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