Failte gu Fuadach nan Gaidhealt na h-Alba

Failte gu Fuadach nan Gaidhealt na h-Alba.
The Highland Clearances were a devestating part of the history of Scotland. For many it changed not only their way of life but also shaped the rural future of Scotland. Many villagers suffered at the hands of their landlords and tackmen and fought a desperate struggle to find a new life. Others managed to propser in a new life that never saw them return to Scotland again. Here is a resource that supports the documentation and historical value of this important area of Scottish history. You can follow in the footsteps of these villagers and find detailed descriptions and locations of the remains of some of the villages and townships through site descriptions, photographs and suggestions for further reading and links to follow.




Sunday, 30 January 2011

Books

OK, two books that you must read on the subject area include 'Highland Clearances' by Eric Richards. This should be considered to be a priority read on the subject and provides great background reading. eric Richards is considered an authority on the subject area.

Secondly, you should then read 'On the Crofters' Trail by David Craig. A superb account of those displaced by relatives and descendants.

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