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.




Thursday, 28 June 2012

New Scotland’s Clearances Trail App

Copyright; Timespan
As I have reported here in the blog before, The great people at Timespan are developing a great range of events and resources for ther forthcoming 200th Anniversary of the Clearances in Kildonan that will take place in 2013. As part of the 'Museum Without Walls Project' a new clearances app has been developed and launched which will be a valuable addition to the visitor experience to the strath area, as well as bringing the story of the clearances to a world-wide audience.

The trail, and app, will help people to understand how the landscape of Kildonan has changed over time, i.e. before, during and after the clearances. It has also been developed as a comprehensive learning aid for children studying the Highland Clearances, using real families from the Strath and local events to give a more personal flavour to the learning experience.”

The app will soon be available to download from the Apple Store  and along with timespan, I will be announcing when the app is available and reviewing the trail here on the blog.

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