2013, will mark the 200th anniversary of the instigation of the large scale removal of the native population in the Strath of Kildonan by the landowners and the establishment of large sheep and arable farms. This point in Highlands history will be remembered with many visitors coming to the area to mark this event inhistory in their own varied ways and for many visitors, who have ancestors who were involved in the Clearances, it will be like returning home. Timespan and the local community will be ready to celebrate the culture of the area, both past and present, i.e. linking the stories of the past with our lives today.
|Strath of Kildonan. C: Timespan|
One such activity is the development of the Strath of Kildonan Clearances Trail, an exciting and interesting project that will utilise the latest digital technologies, as well as more traditional methods of dissemination. This project will produce an online guide to the clearances of the Strath which will be supported through the different media available including the development of an app!
Further information on the clearances in this area, and more information on the Museum without walls project can be found here at this BBC article.