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Hill and marginal grazings
Clearance for livestock
Sheep, shelters etc
main image Lamb house, Heylor, Northmavine, Shetland
In Shetland, gimmers (young ewe lambs) and hogs (castrated male lambs) were housed in a 'lambie-hoose' for the winter.

The lambs were let out to graze and air during the day and rounded up again at night. The lambie-hoose was fitted with a hay rack, trough and water bowl.

Unlike cattle and pigs, sheep were usually kept outdoors day and night, though this type of building was not the only exception to the rule.

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