Detail of a page from the Ochtertyre House accounts book, 1737 [MS.21106, f.5r].
This page from the Ochtertyre House book shows food purchases and prepared meals, such as sugar, eggs, lemon, fish, and sheep's head broth.
Along with the grander meals for the household, servant's meals are also mentioned: they were served haggis, mutton, and sometimes beef.
The Ochtertyre House book is a record of the daily menus and accounts of Sir William Murray and his wife, Katherine Fraser. The book was written between 1737 and 1739, probably by a senior male servant.