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main image Small-holding, Mannerston, West Lothian
Small-holdings were created after World War I as a response to demand for land and as a reward for ex-servicemen. Legislation empowered the Government to buy up farms, divide them into holdings and build houses and outbuildings.

This is a typical small-holding, consisting of a single-storey house and a small, general purpose outbuilding. Both are sited beside a road and built in low cost materials such as brick and corrugated sheet metal.

In later times, insufficient income was brought in from these small-scale units, leading to either specialisation (in high value market gardening) or diversification into other businesses.

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