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The Lowland Clearances

Scotland's Silent Revolution 1760 - 1830

Written by Peter Aitchison , Andrew Cassell

£9.99

254 in stock

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ISBN: 9781912476855
Published: 23 May 2019
Format: Paperback
Extent: 192
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Origin
Categories:
History
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About the Book

The Highland Clearances are a well-documented episode in Scotland’s past but they were not unique. The process began in the Scottish Lowlands nearly a century before, when tens of thousands of people – significantly more than were later exiled form the Highlands – were moved from the land by estate owners who replaced them with livestock or enclosed fields of crops.

These Clearances undeniably shaped the appearance of the Scottish landscape as it is today as they swept aside a traditional way of life, causing immense upheaval for rural dwellers, many of whom moved to the new towns and cities or emigrated. Based on pioneering historical research, this book tells the story of the Lowland Clearances, establishing them as a wider part of the process of Clearance which affected the whole country and changed the face of Scotland forever.


The Author

Peter Aitchison

Peter Aitchison is a News Producer on BBC Radio Scotland. Born in Eyemouth, he now lives in Renfrewshire.

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