Two suspicious deaths at Windhouse.

Title - Two suspicious deaths at Windhouse.
Contributors - Tom Tulloch
Reporters - Alan J. Bruford

Summary - Two suspicious deaths at Windhouse.

A man was murdered at Windhouse when Tom Tulloch's grandfather was a joiner there. The murder took place at the time of the sheep Clearances around 1880, when there were many shepherds and workmen from Scotland in Yell. They held a party to celebrate the end of work at Windhouse and as the whisky flowed, tempers flared. A man was killed in a brawl and was listed missing. Some time later the flagstone at the front door was lifted to reveal the skeleton at the doorstep.

Two men who repaired a window in the house took off a nailed-up shutter and a bundle fell on the floor. It was a child's skeleton wrapped in a sheepskin. This was about 60 years before the time of recording [1975].

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:54
Date Recorded - 1975.09.19
Date of Content - 1880 to 1915
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Story, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 102119
Original Tape ID - SA1975.169
Original Track ID - SA1975.169
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Location:
  County - Shetland
  Parish - Yell
  Island - Yell
  Village - Windhouse

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