The Lowland Clearances 'Fuadaich nan Galltachd'
This presentation is provided by Dunedin Public Libraries and presents Professor Thomas Devine OBE (University of Edinburgh), as he discusses the scale and impact of the 'Silent Clearances', and how they resonate in Scottish settlement today.
Modern research has challenged that assumption by demonstrating the extent of removals elsewhere in Scotland. This lecture demonstrated the scale of dispossession of people in one Lowland region and explained how it transformed the way of life in the southwest forever, suggesting why the Highland Clearances are remembered yet the Lowland Clearances are forgotten.
Although not a direct transcript, a report of a Lecture by Tom Devine titled 'The Lowland Clearances and The Transformation of SouthWest Scoltand' does provide further background to the video and can be accessed here