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.




Monday, 18 July 2011

Scotlands Rural Past Website

The Scotlands Rural Past project aimed to work with local communities to record, research and promote the slowly disappearing rural settlements, clearances and landscapes of Scotland. The project was set up in 2006 and is now coming to an end but there's plenty of information and pictures on what's been found already plus practical information about how to get involved and discover the rural heritage around the country for yourself.

There are some great resources for those of you who are interested in visiting and recording clearance sites and the field recording forms should be adopted as a standard to be used whenever possible. I have added a link to the recording form, and also the guidance notes when using them, on the website.

Field Recording Form

FRF Guidance Notes

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