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.




Saturday, 30 July 2011

The History of the Highland Clearances


I am very pleased to be able to provide a link to a pdf copy of the 'The History of the Highland Clearances' by Alexander Mackenzie. This book, first published in in 1883,is a key volume and provides a detailed account of the clearances in the Highlands and Sutherland. the book has long been out of copyright.

Clicking HERE will open a link to a pdf version

Clicking HERE will take you to the UNI of California, Internet Archive, where other formats of the book can be downloaded, including a Kindle version.

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