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, 27 February 2011

Websites of note.

c. David Paterson photography
Where possible I will create links to other sites that will provide further information to the Highland Clearances. One such site is that created by the community in Helmsdale, Sutherland. An area synonymous with the clearances and provided some of the most crucial and devestating stories of the period.

Helmsdale Website


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