Caithness, Orkney and Shetland

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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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Burstin or Burston is a preparation of the hardy type of northern oats combined with bere, a coarse type of barley (hordeum hexastichon). ‘To make burstin, a good fire of red peat embers and hot ashes was needed. A big three-toed pot was set on th