This piece of old machinery is in one of the old byres at Sandside. I *think* it was part of a milling or threshing process. There was a mill dam across from the house which would drive a water wheel for a short time which then powered this machine. I took some photos and used some filters for "atmosphere".
Incidentally Charlie, the barn cat uses this machine to gain access to the loft upstairs where he sleeps sometimes.
Made by J R Aim of Holm, on the Orkney Mainland.
Sun shining through the slats
This is probably where the shaft of the water wheel came through
Looking towards the house