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main image Spott's Granary, Dunbar, East Lothian
This granary, dating from the 17th century, took its name from the lairdship of the nearby estate of Spott. It stands beside the contemporary Cromwell harbour in Dunbar, East Lothian.

The lowlands of East Lothian – and other parts of eastern Scotland – were major grain producers. Rents were commonly paid 'in kind' (goods) which landowners had to sell on to realise their monetary worth.

The easiest way to transport a bulk commodity of grain to other Scottish ports or further afield, was by sea – hence the coastal location.

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