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Hill and marginal grazings
Clearance for livestock
Sheep, shelters etc
main image Sheep house, Side Plantation, Midlothian
Sheep in Scotland usually spent the winter outdoors, but there were experiments in winter housing for them.

This type of sheep house was being built in East and Midlothian in the early to mid 19th century. Its design was similar to the courts in which farmers fed and housed cattle over winter.

Few examples survive intact. Sheep were generally felt to do better outdoors, rather than indoors where they might risk over-heating.

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