barrel (Scotland)

See also barrel (Orkney)

In Scotland, 17ᵗʰ – 18ᵗʰ century, a barrel contained 8 Scottish gallons, of 827.23 cubic inches, so a barrel was approximately 108.444 liters. Apples, beef, and pork were sold by the barrel. The herring barrel was 8½ (Scottish) gallons and the salmon barrel 10 gallons.

The barrel of bacon, beef, butter, honey, ashes and soap ashes was a unit of mass = 200 pounds Scots Troy weight, approximately 98.7 kilograms.¹

1. Swinton, 1789.

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