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Caithness Field Club Bulletin
A MODEL DOOCOT
Mrs Elizabeth Beaton wrote the excellent "Doocots of Caithness", so to mark her retirement from the Secretaryship of the Scottish Vernacular Buildings a ceramic doocot was constructed and duly presented. Accuracy was essential so we measured the lecturn type doocot at Forse (near the Wag) and the potter used the 50.1 scale of the original drawing.
In her book Elizabeth notes the double chambers, the rat courses around the outside, and suggests a date in the early seventeen hundreds.
The Vernaculars run excellent week-end "working parties", more high powered than the Field Club week-ends, to publish the booklets listed below:-
These can be bought from:
Prices include postage, cheques to SVBWG. Note this was in 1990 and may not be available now.