Item description for The Highland Clearances Trail by Rob Gibson...
The ancient warrior and farming clans of the Scottish Highlands were brutally forced from their land during what came to be known as the Highland Clearances. This book documents dates, places, names, and numbers and rejects the idea that this move was somehow a benevolent act.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.11" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Luath Press Limited
ISBN 1905222106 ISBN13 9781905222100
Availability 0 units.
More About Rob Gibson
Rob Gibson, himself a musician, knows the power of song. Rob has researched the roots of the songs and the routes of the drovers, and established clear and coherent links between the Wild West and the no-less-wild Highlands. The medium of music paints a vivid picture of their social and personal lives.
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Man's inhumanity to man Oct 25, 2007
The Highland Clearances are one of the great blots on British history. I have often wonder why there is such a Scottish antipathy to the Conservative party. Reading of the Clearances shows why any group associated with the Establishment would not be esteemed in Scotland, especially in the Highlands and Islands which suffered from a hundred years when unfeeling landowners evicted their tenants for sheep or deer. I read this account while on holiday in the Hebrides. Driving down the Golden Road on Harris, seeing where the crofters complained they had been given land with not even enough soil to bury their dead, one shudders at the inhumanity of it all. The Highlands have for me a sad, empty beauty. Read this and see why. It is a great guide for travelling the sites of man's inhumanity to man.