The Clearances

Niamh Wood

The Highland Clearances


The Highland Clearances were the forced evictions of residents of the Highlands and the Western Islands of Scotland, beginning in the mid to late 18th century and continuing intermittently into the mid-19th century. The evictions destroyed the traditional clan society and began a pattern of rural depopulation and emigration from Scotland.



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