Wilson was not alone among his contemporaries to produce extensive series of photographs of the Hebrides. His work was different in that it showed the native landscape and its inhabitants without the romanticising tendencies of the Victorian era. Here we see two young women on Skye trampling clothes in a tub, while another two are wringing a big sheet or a blanket. The iron pot on the left would have had fire built under it for a supply of hot water. The stony ground is typical of the Western Isles.