Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The Scotchman

A reader asked what a device was in an early photo laying on the cliff edge - it was a scotchman.

The official description is " Devices for protecting cliff lines against chafe as they come over the cliff edge. They can be metal, or canvas covered wood. PVC should NOT be used.

As can be seen, most of these devices are home made but why they are called " a scotchman" remains a little mystery.

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