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.




Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Highland History and Culture


 
Highland History and Culture




Explore Am Baile, The Highland Council's bilingual website, and discover the history and culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
Rannsaich Am Baile, làrach-lìn dà-chànanach Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd, agus faigh barrachd a-mach mu eachdraidh agus cultar na Gàidhealtachd 's nan Eilean.

This is an excellent resource that provides a wealth of information, in different media types, that help to research not only the clearances but also highland life at the time. 

Am Baile was established with initial funding from the New Opportunities Fund and is now funded by The Highland Council and managed as part of Highland Libraries

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