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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.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

The Assynt Hidden Lives Project

The  Assynt Hidden Lives Project  was a programme of archaeological research, funded by public money through the  Leader and the Heritage Lottery funds. The project was a survey and assessment project of the archaeological sites and monuments of the Assynt parish in Sutherland, including some of the cleared villages of the area. 

The  AOC Archaeology Group  joined with Historic Assynt to manage and deliver a community-driven programme which aimed to characterise and record the archaeology of this under-studied area through a programme of walkover and archaeological site surveys.

The project and field survey is now complete and the work has been compiled into a fantastic report that is available, freely from their website, and also here as part of this post.

The full report can be accessed HERE

The website for the project can be accessed HERE

AOC Archaeology Group can be accessed HERE

Historical Assynt can be accessed HERE

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