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.




Tuesday, 7 February 2012

The Strath of kildonan clearances remembered 2013

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!


To find out all the latest news you can visit the museum and the project blog at their website





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.

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