What a Tangle

One of the most famous quotations in Scottish poetry is from a poem by Sir Walter Scott,
Oh, what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive!

In the late 1800s Tiree had its own Tangle factory, Donald Sinclair, a cotter from Balephuil, was asked by the Napier Commission in 1883, “Do you frequently gather the tangle in the middle of the night?”  His reply was a definite, Yes.”

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