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The Highland and Lowland Clearances of Scotland by Alex Dunedin

The Highland and Lowland Clearances of Scotland by Alex Dunedin

The Highland and Lowland Clearances were a terrible moment in Scotland’s history where the crofting peoples, families and communities were displaced from their traditional farmsteads and livings so that the landlords could institute their plans to make the land more profitable for their ends. This is a history of land enclosure and forced eviction of massive stretches of land in single swoops leaving people destitute and wandering the earth to far afield places like north America, Australia, New Zealand and other places.

This is part one of two lectures given on the history of how the land was cleared to make way for sheep farms in Scotland as they were more profitable than people. You can find more information here:

https://www.raggeduniversity.co.uk/2017/02/26/30th-march-2017-the-scottish-highland-and-lowland-clearances-when-sheep-became-more-profitable-than-people-by-alex-dunedin/

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