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This is photograph i took a while ago that means alot to me. The renovation of these fabulous ruins has removed a piece of history and berriedale beach is poorer for it in my view. It hangs on my wall now. And it will hang on the wall of my next house.
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#blackandwhite #history #highlands #caithness #berriedale #fishermanscottage #highlandclearances #visitscotland #explorescotland #landmarktrust #ruins #blackandwhitephotography

This is photograph i took a while ago that means alot to me. The renovation of these fabulous ruins has removed a piece of history and berriedale beach is poorer for it in my view. It hangs on my wall now. And it will hang on the wall of my next house.
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#blackandwhite #history #highlands #caithness #berriedale #fishermanscottage #highlandclearances #visitscotland #explorescotland #landmarktrust #ruins #blackandwhitephotography
63 3 12 February, 2020

Henry Robert Westenra 3rd Baron Rossmore (1792-1860) of Uillieann piping fame, married Anne Douglas-Hamilton the illegitimate daughter of the 8th Duke of Hamilton, who owned the lands that now make up the modern Dougrie Estate. Rossmore wanted to build a new hunting lodge at Catacol, the grounds that now make up Catacol Farm. Villagers of Catacol resided in black houses build at the mouth of the Glen, but the landed gentry who passed by these to the estate and hunting lodge found them an eyesore. The villagers were invited to a party at the estate by Rossmore but prevented them going home afterwards, allowing enough time for his estate workers to raze their homes to the ground. Taking from them the meagre fields that provided some kind of living. They then were forced to fish the sea for survival. Catacol row or ‘The Twelve Apostles’ was then built under duress, to house these families, originally known as ‘Hungry Row’. Rossmore was more a hypocrite, by building a church at the land known as ‘Airidh Bheirge’ between Pirnmill and Catacol, demolished in the 1950’s. #scotland #scottishhistory #highlandclearances #isleofarran #highlandsandislands #arran #catacol #catacolbay #twelveapostles #baronrossmore #uillieannpipes #dukeofhamilton

Henry Robert Westenra 3rd Baron Rossmore (1792-1860) of Uillieann piping fame, married Anne Douglas-Hamilton the illegitimate daughter of the 8th Duke of Hamilton, who owned the lands that now make up the modern Dougrie Estate. Rossmore wanted to build a new hunting lodge at Catacol, the grounds that now make up Catacol Farm. Villagers of Catacol resided in black houses build at the mouth of the Glen, but the landed gentry who passed by these to the estate and hunting lodge found them an eyesore. The villagers were invited to a party at the estate by Rossmore but prevented them going home afterwards, allowing enough time for his estate workers to raze their homes to the ground. Taking from them the meagre fields that provided some kind of living. They then were forced to fish the sea for survival. Catacol row or ‘The Twelve Apostles’ was then built under duress, to house these families, originally known as ‘Hungry Row’. Rossmore was more a hypocrite, by building a church at the land known as ‘Airidh Bheirge’ between Pirnmill and Catacol, demolished in the 1950’s. #scotland #scottishhistory #highlandclearances #isleofarran #highlandsandislands #arran #catacol #catacolbay #twelveapostles #baronrossmore #uillieannpipes #dukeofhamilton
53 1 11 February, 2020

“Helmsdale: a place fashioned by necessity and opportunity, and transformed by travellers. An historic community displaced from the land, and replaced on the coast; a point of arrival for weary seafarers from ancient times to the present day, and the site of departure for hopeful mariners, and pioneering voyagers seeking a life in the new world. Helmsdale is a community of change…and of fortune sought on land and sea.”
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#tbt to @timespanculturalinstitution #museumforthenorth developed in partnership with @lateralnorthscot, a reimagining of the story of #helmsdale, #sutherland, in a local and global context. #socialhistory #culturalheritage #museumcollection #storytelling #highlandclearances #herringboom #saltwater #brackishwater #freshwater #scotland

“Helmsdale: a place fashioned by necessity and opportunity, and transformed by travellers. An historic community displaced from the land, and replaced on the coast; a point of arrival for weary seafarers from ancient times to the present day, and the site of departure for hopeful mariners, and pioneering voyagers seeking a life in the new world. Helmsdale is a community of change…and of fortune sought on land and sea.”
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#tbt to @timespanculturalinstitution #museumforthenorth developed in partnership with @lateralnorthscot, a reimagining of the story of #helmsdale, #sutherland, in a local and global context. #socialhistory #culturalheritage #museumcollection #storytelling #highlandclearances #herringboom #saltwater #brackishwater #freshwater #scotland
23 2 4 February, 2020

📍Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Such an eerie and emotional place to visit, sad to think of what happened here 😢
On 16th April 1746, the final Jacobite Rising came to an end in one of the most brutal battles in British history.
Jacobite supporters, seeking to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British thrones, gathered to fight the Duke of Cumberland’s government troops. It was the last pitched battle on British soil and, in less than an hour, around 1,600 men were slain – 1,500 of them Jacobites.
#jacobite #jacobiterebellion #culloden #cullodenbattlefield #battleofculloden #inverness #scotland #scottish #highlands #scottishhighlands #bonnieprincecharlie #stuartmonarchy #dukeofcumberland #redcoats #english #highlanders #highlandclearances #history #scottishhistory #scottishphotography #iphone #iphonex #18thcentury

📍Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Such an eerie and emotional place to visit, sad to think of what happened here 😢
On 16th April 1746, the final Jacobite Rising came to an end in one of the most brutal battles in British history.
Jacobite supporters, seeking to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British thrones, gathered to fight the Duke of Cumberland’s government troops. It was the last pitched battle on British soil and, in less than an hour, around 1,600 men were slain – 1,500 of them Jacobites.
#jacobite #jacobiterebellion #culloden #cullodenbattlefield #battleofculloden #inverness #scotland #scottish #highlands #scottishhighlands #bonnieprincecharlie #stuartmonarchy #dukeofcumberland #redcoats #english #highlanders #highlandclearances #history #scottishhistory #scottishphotography #iphone #iphonex #18thcentury
23 0 31 January, 2020
Exploring the old township of Kildonan today #shepherdscottage #settlement #highlandclearances #westerross #historicplaces #kildonan #badralloch
50 2 25 January, 2020

I picked this up in Ballater, Scotland, in a tiny bookshop. It’s truly a magnificent piece of scholarship and history. Even without my family’s connection to Sutherland and Strathnaver, the story of the Highland Clearances is enough to rattle anyone.

I picked this up in Ballater, Scotland, in a tiny bookshop. It’s truly a magnificent piece of scholarship and history. Even without my family’s connection to Sutherland and Strathnaver, the story of the Highland Clearances is enough to rattle anyone.
27 7 21 January, 2020

From its pre-eminent position as the national language of Alba as a whole in the 11th century (witness the gaelic influence on placenames in the north east and Lowlands of Scotland), to its present situation as a language of some 60,000 people living in the Western Isles and in exiled pockets in the cities, Gaelic has undergone a decline which, though not terminal, has been nevertheless tragic in terms of its loss of revelance to modern-day cultural aspirations.

Culloden marked the end of traditional Gaelic society in Scotland and what genocide could not complete, ethnocide and the "Clearances" finished off. As Scotland grew more industrialised, rural migration to the cities became a way of life. Landlords in the Highlands saw to it that sheep and sporting estates replaced the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people. Displaced, cleared and emigrant Scots now viewed their Gaelic language as an impediment to their "improvement". A demoralised people, more often than not, turn against their own culture and this most definitely occurred with Highlanders in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Gaelic is part of our make-up, without it we cease to be Scots in the truest possible sense. We should strive (and I include myself here) to restore it to the centre of our aspirations.

#gaelic #scottishgaelic #scottishculture #culturalgenocide #battleofculloden #cullodenbattlefield #culloden #highlandclearances #scottishhighlands #oldleanachcottage #honourourancestors

From its pre-eminent position as the national language of Alba as a whole in the 11th century (witness the gaelic influence on placenames in the north east and Lowlands of Scotland), to its present situation as a language of some 60,000 people living in the Western Isles and in exiled pockets in the cities, Gaelic has undergone a decline which, though not terminal, has been nevertheless tragic in terms of its loss of revelance to modern-day cultural aspirations.

Culloden marked the end of traditional Gaelic society in Scotland and what genocide could not complete, ethnocide and the "Clearances" finished off. As Scotland grew more industrialised, rural migration to the cities became a way of life. Landlords in the Highlands saw to it that sheep and sporting estates replaced the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people. Displaced, cleared and emigrant Scots now viewed their Gaelic language as an impediment to their "improvement". A demoralised people, more often than not, turn against their own culture and this most definitely occurred with Highlanders in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Gaelic is part of our make-up, without it we cease to be Scots in the truest possible sense. We should strive (and I include myself here) to restore it to the centre of our aspirations.

#gaelic #scottishgaelic #scottishculture #culturalgenocide #battleofculloden #cullodenbattlefield #culloden #highlandclearances #scottishhighlands #oldleanachcottage #honourourancestors
240 10 21 January, 2020
Tarbet Loch Nevis #highlands #ancestry #highlandclearances
5 0 16 January, 2020

Remains of on old croft up the north west coast, with the Corbett Sail Mhòr looming across 'Little' Loch Broom . Took this one back in May 2k19 when we had a stretch of good weather and I got a chunky handful of Munros ticked off :). .
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#munrobagging #scotland #hiking #ullapool #NC500 #loves_scotland #insta_scotland #ukpotd #icu_scotland #uk_greatshots #scotland_greatshots #ig_united_kingdom #scenicbritain #loves_united_scotland #ordnancesurvey #tgo #excellent_britain #instascotland #brilliantbritain #anteallach #scotland_insta #urbex #abandoned #highlandclearances #travelling_scotland #visitscotland #canonuk #thisisscotland

Remains of on old croft up the north west coast, with the Corbett Sail Mhòr looming across 'Little' Loch Broom . Took this one back in May 2k19 when we had a stretch of good weather and I got a chunky handful of Munros ticked off :). .
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#munrobagging #scotland #hiking #ullapool #NC500 #loves_scotland #insta_scotland #ukpotd #icu_scotland #uk_greatshots #scotland_greatshots #ig_united_kingdom #scenicbritain #loves_united_scotland #ordnancesurvey #tgo #excellent_britain #instascotland #brilliantbritain #anteallach #scotland_insta #urbex #abandoned #highlandclearances #travelling_scotland #visitscotland #canonuk #thisisscotland
86 0 14 January, 2020

I've driven past the Badbea Clearance Village countless times in my life, but I finally stopped and walked round it last November. Made it just before dark. I'll see it again in May when I set out to hike the @johnogroatstrail hopefully in daylight!
#badbeaclearancevillage #johnogroatstrail #highlandclearances #caithness

I've driven past the Badbea Clearance Village countless times in my life, but I finally stopped and walked round it last November. Made it just before dark. I'll see it again in May when I set out to hike the @johnogroatstrail hopefully in daylight!
#badbeaclearancevillage #johnogroatstrail #highlandclearances #caithness
34 1 14 January, 2020

Wilkhouse Inn had been a thriving modern drovers' inn in the Scottish Highlands. But that all changed in 1819, when the Sutherland clearances of the Highlands led to its abrupt abandonment.

Evidence of the site's history has been uncovered during excavations, and have recently been published.

The archaeological evidence suggests that the Wilkhouse Inn was forcibly closed after the area came into Sutherland ownership and was cleared of its occupants: the presence of a key, a clock-winder, and a broken cooking pot conjure an image of a sudden abandonment.

Analysis of animal bones suggests that people had a varied diet; in addition to cheese, eggs, mutton, and beef, evidence of rabbit, birds, fish, and marine shellfish (including the whelks which gave their name to the inn) was also identified. A total of 15 coins were found, mostly dating to the last phase of Wilkhouse’s operation, although four earlier coins suggest that the site was occupied in the 17th century and even before.

Find out more about this excavation and what was found at this fascinating site: click the link in our bio to read the news article in full, or visit www.archaeology.co.uk/news
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[Image: © GUARD Archaeology Ltd]
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#scotland #highlandclearances #highlands #sutherlandclearances #scottishhighlands #artefacts #artifacts #archaeology #archeology #archaeologist #excavation #excavations #heritage #history #archaeologicalsite #scotlanddigs #archeologie #instaheritage #instahistory #scotlandspast #scottish #scottishhistory #discoverthepast #uncoverthepast #archaeologicaldig #culturalheritage #drover #abandonedbuildings #oldinn #sutherland

Wilkhouse Inn had been a thriving modern drovers' inn in the Scottish Highlands. But that all changed in 1819, when the Sutherland clearances of the Highlands led to its abrupt abandonment.

Evidence of the site's history has been uncovered during excavations, and have recently been published.

The archaeological evidence suggests that the Wilkhouse Inn was forcibly closed after the area came into Sutherland ownership and was cleared of its occupants: the presence of a key, a clock-winder, and a broken cooking pot conjure an image of a sudden abandonment.

Analysis of animal bones suggests that people had a varied diet; in addition to cheese, eggs, mutton, and beef, evidence of rabbit, birds, fish, and marine shellfish (including the whelks which gave their name to the inn) was also identified. A total of 15 coins were found, mostly dating to the last phase of Wilkhouse’s operation, although four earlier coins suggest that the site was occupied in the 17th century and even before.

Find out more about this excavation and what was found at this fascinating site: click the link in our bio to read the news article in full, or visit www.archaeology.co.uk/news
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[Image: © GUARD Archaeology Ltd]
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#scotland #highlandclearances #highlands #sutherlandclearances #scottishhighlands #artefacts #artifacts #archaeology #archeology #archaeologist #excavation #excavations #heritage #history #archaeologicalsite #scotlanddigs #archeologie #instaheritage #instahistory #scotlandspast #scottish #scottishhistory #discoverthepast #uncoverthepast #archaeologicaldig #culturalheritage #drover #abandonedbuildings #oldinn #sutherland
209 0 3 January, 2020

Remains of an old homestead on the Isle of Mull. Who last lived here and what became of them? #highlandclearances #scotland #isleofmull #argyllandbute #xmasgetaway #howpoignant

Remains of an old homestead on the Isle of Mull. Who last lived here and what became of them? #highlandclearances #scotland #isleofmull #argyllandbute #xmasgetaway #howpoignant
30 0 29 December, 2019

A mini book haul of what I read over a few days, mostly in the attempt to clear out my stash.
Admittedly, despite being a fan of T.M. Devine, I did prefer the book on the history of the country house servant. It was a much more approachable book and it was to my area of interest, and it would be such a good read for anyone more interested in Downtown Abbey. It was full of accounts from the people who worked in the country house throughout diffrent periods of history, dabbling in the medieval period to the twentieth century.
The Scottish Clearances is definitely not a book that you can lazily look through and I needed to take breaks to read it. It was such an interesting read about the clearances, and also discusses aspects such as women participating in protests against clearances and highland migration. The book does challenge some of the notions of the Highland clearances and brining the reader into the culture and the way of life of the people in the Highlands. Several sections of the book actually have Gaelic songs and poems , with their English translations. It's a perfect book for anyone who is an enthusiast of the Scottish Highlands.
#book #bookcover #bibliophile #countryhouse #countryhouses #scottishhistory #scottishhighlands #scottishhighlandsandislands #tmdevine #highlandclearances #history #historybooks #books #booksuggestions #bookrecommendations #bookreview #booksofinstagram #scottishgaelic #britishhistory #scotland #servants #victorian #edwardian #georgian #ninteenthcentury #19thcenturyhistory

A mini book haul of what I read over a few days, mostly in the attempt to clear out my  stash. 
Admittedly, despite being a fan of T.M. Devine, I did prefer the book on the history of the country house servant. It was a much more approachable book and it was to my area of interest, and it would be such a good read for anyone more interested in Downtown Abbey. It was full of accounts from the people who worked in the country house throughout diffrent periods of history, dabbling in the medieval period to the twentieth century. 
The Scottish Clearances is definitely not a book that you can lazily look through and I needed to take breaks to read it. It was such an interesting read about the clearances, and also discusses aspects such as women participating in protests against clearances and highland migration. The book does challenge some of the notions of the Highland clearances and brining the reader into the culture and the way of life of the people in the Highlands. Several sections of the book actually have Gaelic songs and poems , with their English translations. It's a perfect book for anyone who is an enthusiast of the Scottish Highlands. 
#book #bookcover #bibliophile #countryhouse #countryhouses #scottishhistory #scottishhighlands #scottishhighlandsandislands #tmdevine #highlandclearances #history #historybooks #books #booksuggestions #bookrecommendations #bookreview #booksofinstagram #scottishgaelic #britishhistory #scotland #servants #victorian #edwardian #georgian #ninteenthcentury #19thcenturyhistory
10 0 28 December, 2019

A quick stop on the way back from filming in Wick on behalf of @yc_digital yesterday.
Driven past many times and always wanted to stop and have a closer look at what is a very powerful statue.

The statue remembers those who left during the Highland Clearances - in many cases after being forced out of their homes to make way for sheep.


#highlands #helmsdale #scotland #highlander #highlandclearances #inverness #nc500 #wick #statue #scottishhighlands

A quick stop on the way back from filming in Wick on behalf of @yc_digital yesterday. 
Driven past many times and always wanted to stop and have a closer look at what is a very powerful statue.

The statue remembers those who left during the Highland Clearances - in many cases after being forced out of their homes to make way for sheep.
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#highlands #helmsdale #scotland #highlander #highlandclearances #inverness #nc500 #wick #statue #scottishhighlands
7 0 18 December, 2019

Listen to the story narrated by Donald MacLeod, a native of the village.

Strathnaver is notorious as the scene of the some of the most brutal Highland Clearances. These are remains of Rosal, once a thriving villages in the Strath. The walk is short and the view is both beautiful and eerie.

This is not a NC500 hot spot so the path is rather bumpy and no car park as such but you can easily pull over into the wide section by the entrance. The walk is about 5minutes from there.
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#explorescotland #nc500 #scotland4you #hiddengems #scotlandshots #greatnorthcollective #scotland_insta #simplyscotland #scotlandhighlands #exploringscotland #scotlandscenery #capturelandscapes #outandaboutscotland #scotland_ig #snowphotography #scotspirit #daytripsociety #bonniescotland #bucketlisttravels #placesintheworld #somewhereinscotland #frozenkingdom #seasonsandlandscapes #scottishlochs #highlandclearances #walkscotland #naturelovers #filminglocations #scottishglens #weekendescape

Listen to the story narrated by Donald MacLeod, a native of the village.

Strathnaver is notorious as the scene of the some of the most brutal Highland Clearances. These are remains of Rosal, once a thriving villages in the Strath. The walk is short and the view is both beautiful and eerie.

This is not a NC500 hot spot so the path is rather bumpy and no car park as such but you can easily pull over into the wide section by the entrance. The walk is about 5minutes from there.
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#explorescotland #nc500 #scotland4you #hiddengems #scotlandshots #greatnorthcollective #scotland_insta #simplyscotland #scotlandhighlands #exploringscotland #scotlandscenery #capturelandscapes #outandaboutscotland #scotland_ig #snowphotography #scotspirit #daytripsociety #bonniescotland #bucketlisttravels #placesintheworld #somewhereinscotland #frozenkingdom #seasonsandlandscapes #scottishlochs #highlandclearances #walkscotland #naturelovers #filminglocations #scottishglens #weekendescape
31 0 2 December, 2019

I came down off the hill as the sun was setting and stopped for afternoon tea on the frosty stones.... The stones that 230 years ago were the fabric of a small village..... yet another village in this glen, reduced to rubble and ruin....forced abandonment in favour of sheep. #scottishhills #scottishhistory #highlandclearances #scottishlandreform #winterafternoon #teainthehills #teaoutdoors #afternoontea #instatea #firstflushdarjeeling #looseleaftea

I came down off the hill as the sun was setting and stopped for afternoon tea on the frosty stones.... The stones that 230 years ago were the fabric of a small village..... yet another village in this glen, reduced to rubble and ruin....forced abandonment in favour of sheep. #scottishhills #scottishhistory #highlandclearances #scottishlandreform #winterafternoon #teainthehills #teaoutdoors #afternoontea #instatea #firstflushdarjeeling #looseleaftea
31 2 1 December, 2019

Controversial Statue of The Duke of Sutherland "The Mannie" . The man behind the highland clearances in the early 19th century. .
#highlandclearances #benbhraggie #dukeofsutherland #golspie #dunrobbincastle #dornochfirth #scottishhistory #scottishhighlands #helmsdale #hikingscotland #nc500

Controversial Statue of The Duke of Sutherland "The Mannie" . The man behind the highland clearances in the early 19th century. .
#highlandclearances #benbhraggie #dukeofsutherland #golspie #dunrobbincastle #dornochfirth #scottishhistory #scottishhighlands #helmsdale #hikingscotland #nc500
37 2 25 November, 2019

Finally got round to finishing this gem last night 📚 . . . .

#considerthelilies #iaincrichtonsmith #highlandclearances #scottishnovel #scottishliterature

Finally got round to finishing this gem last night 📚 . . . .

#considerthelilies #iaincrichtonsmith #highlandclearances #scottishnovel #scottishliterature
9 0 23 November, 2019

Croick Church. We took a detour from our bike trip to Tain to visit this wee church, one of Thomas Telford's churches. More importantly this was a refuge for local families who had been cleared from their land. Many local families found refuge in the church and churchyard.
#croikchurch #highlandclearances #scottishhistory #scottishhighlands
#hiddenscotland #scotland #visitscotland #unlimitedscotland #biketrip #scottishbiker

Croick Church. We took a detour from our bike trip to Tain to visit this wee church, one of Thomas Telford's churches.  More importantly this was a refuge for local families who had been cleared from their land.  Many local families found refuge in the church and churchyard. 
#croikchurch #highlandclearances #scottishhistory #scottishhighlands
#hiddenscotland #scotland #visitscotland #unlimitedscotland #biketrip #scottishbiker
33 4 20 November, 2019

And their beauty a glaze on my heart.
Then as the kyles go dim
And the sun sets behind Dun Cana
Love's loaded gun will take aim. #sorleymaclean #hallaig #highlandclearances . Memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others. Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology

And their beauty a glaze on my heart. 
Then as the kyles go dim 
And the sun sets behind Dun Cana 
Love's loaded gun will take aim. #sorleymaclean #hallaig #highlandclearances .  Memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others.  Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river  #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology
40 6 18 November, 2019

Between The Leac and Fearns
The road is plush with moss
And the girls in a noiseless procession
Going to Clachan as always. #sorleymaclean #hallaig #highlandclearances . Memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others. Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology #arte

Between The Leac and Fearns 
The road is plush with moss 
And the girls in a noiseless procession 
Going to Clachan as always.#sorleymaclean #hallaig #highlandclearances .  Memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others.  Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river  #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography  #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology #arte
31 0 18 November, 2019

Back through the gloaming to Hallaig
Through the vivid speechless air,
Pouring down the steep slopes,
Their laughter misting my ear. #sorleymaclean #hallaig #highlandclearances . Memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others. Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology

Back through the gloaming to Hallaig 
Through the vivid speechless air, 
Pouring down the steep slopes, 
Their laughter misting my ear.#sorleymaclean #hallaig #highlandclearances .  Memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others.  Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river  #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology
24 0 18 November, 2019

Between Inver and Milk Hollow,
somewhere around Baile-chuirn,
A flickering birch, a hazel,
A trim, straight sapling rowan, and straw #sorleymaclean #hallaig #highlandclearances . Memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others. Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #uchikaki #kimono #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology

Between Inver and Milk Hollow, 
somewhere around Baile-chuirn, 
A flickering birch, a hazel, 
A trim, straight sapling rowan, and straw #sorleymaclean #hallaig #highlandclearances .  Memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others.  Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river  #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography  #uchikaki #kimono #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology
27 0 18 November, 2019

I'll go to Hallaig,
To the sabbath of the dead,
Down to where each departed
Generation has gathered. #sorleymaclean #hallaig #highlandclearances . Memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others. Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #dark #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology

I'll go to Hallaig, 
To the sabbath of the dead, 
Down to where each departed 
Generation has gathered.#sorleymaclean #hallaig #highlandclearances .  Memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others.  Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river  #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography  #dark #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology
27 2 18 November, 2019

And their beauty a glaze on my heart.
Then as the kyles go dim
And the sun sets behind Dun Cana
Love's loaded gun will take aim. #sorleymaclean #hallaig #highlandclearances . Memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others. Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #kimono #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology

And their beauty a glaze on my heart. 
Then as the kyles go dim 
And the sun sets behind Dun Cana 
Love's loaded gun will take aim. #sorleymaclean #hallaig #highlandclearances .  Memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others.  Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river  #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #kimono #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology
33 0 18 November, 2019

Back through the gloaming to Hallaig
Through the vivid speechless air,
Pouring down the steep slopes,
Their laughter misting my ear. #sorleymaclean #hallaig #highlandclearances . Memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others. Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #kelpies #uchikaki #kimono #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology

Back through the gloaming to Hallaig 
Through the vivid speechless air, 
Pouring down the steep slopes, 
Their laughter misting my ear. #sorleymaclean #hallaig #highlandclearances .  Memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others.  Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river  #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #kelpies #uchikaki #kimono #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology
33 1 18 November, 2019

To-night the birch-cocks crowing
On Cnoc an Ra, there above,
And the trees standing tall in moonlight -
They are the places I love. Paraphrasing from #sorleymaclean #hallaig ..memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #highlandclearances #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #kelpies #uchikaki #kimono #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology #anselmkieferinspired

To-night the birch-cocks crowing 
On Cnoc an Ra, there above, 
And the trees standing tall in moonlight - 
They are the places I love. Paraphrasing from #sorleymaclean #hallaig ..memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others  Picture from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #highlandclearances #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river  #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #kelpies #uchikaki #kimono #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology #anselmkieferinspired
24 0 18 November, 2019

Black. My pictures are sometimes about memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others.Pictures from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #sorleymaclean #highlandclearances.. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #kelpies #uchikaki #kimono #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology #anselmkiefer

Black.  My pictures are sometimes about memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others.Pictures from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #sorleymaclean #highlandclearances.. #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river  #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #kelpies #uchikaki #kimono #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology #anselmkiefer
26 0 18 November, 2019

Black. My pictures are sometimes about memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others. Pictures from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #sorleymaclean #highlandclearances #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #kelpies #uchikaki #kimono #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology #anselmkiefer

Black.  My pictures are sometimes about memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others. Pictures from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #sorleymaclean #highlandclearances #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river  #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #kelpies #uchikaki #kimono #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology #anselmkiefer
26 0 18 November, 2019

Black. My pictures are sometimes about memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others. Pictures from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #sorleymaclean #highlandclearances #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #kelpies #uchikaki #kimono #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology #anselmkiefer

Black.  My pictures are sometimes about memory of the past. What's left behind. Signs explained by poetic thought. Words better made by others. Pictures from an exhibition .. The pictures remain when the showing is past .. #sorleymaclean #highlandclearances #scotland #scotlandlove #stillfolk #pixies #silentfolk #winter #mythology #river  #riverphilosophy #artistsoninstagram #exhibition #highlandperthshire #archaeology #photobook #naturephotography #kelpies #uchikaki #kimono #wabisabi #aethstetics #japaneseconnections #zen #nature #visualminimalism #culturalanthropology #artisticarchaeology #anselmkiefer
25 0 18 November, 2019

Lochaber no more. What a painting, what a tune! Remarkable #highlandclearances #johnwatsonnicol #oscarmurillo #turnerprize @turnercontemporary #proclaimers

Lochaber no more. What a painting, what a tune! Remarkable #highlandclearances #johnwatsonnicol #oscarmurillo #turnerprize @turnercontemporary #proclaimers
22 0 17 November, 2019

A couple months ago I visited the abandoned town of Shiaba on the Ross of Mull. It was a crofting community, and in the mid-19th century the people who lived here were cleared from the land by the Duke of Argyll so it could be used for grazing sheep which was more profitable.
#Shiaba #rossofmull #mull #innerhebrides #scotland #highlandclearances #history

A couple months ago I visited the abandoned town of Shiaba on the Ross of Mull. It was a crofting community, and in the mid-19th century the people who lived here were cleared from the land by the Duke of Argyll so it could be used for grazing sheep which was more profitable. 
#Shiaba #rossofmull #mull #innerhebrides #scotland #highlandclearances #history
24 1 12 November, 2019

In the village of Catacol on the Isle of Arran, a pretty row of cottages overlooks the bay.
Squint at this lovely view and you’ll spot them, and swipe to see them more closely.
You could be staring at them all day, however, before you notice their distinguishing feature, so we’ll put you out of your misery.
Though the row seems pretty uniform, each upstairs window is actually different.
They were designed like this so that wives could signal to their husbands while they were out fishing, by lighting a candle and placing it in the window.
Even from afar, a man would know which house was trying to attract attention thanks to the window shape.
The houses, known as the Twelve Apostles, were built around 1850. When families were cleared from inland areas to make way for deer, landowners expected them to move into these cottages and take up fishing instead of farming.
Unsurprisingly, those who had lost their crofts and livelihoods in the cruelest way weren’t keen on being moved around the island like pawns and forced to take up fishing, so most decided to start a new life elsewhere.
The Twelve Apostles sat empty for years and earned the nickname “Hungry Row”.
Nowadays, many of the cottages are holiday homes, so you can test out the unique window signalling system for yourself.
📸: Catacol view image (cropped) by Andrew via Flickr (CC BY 2.0 licence); Twelve Apostles image by Britt-Marie Sohlström via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence).
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#arran #isleofarran #catacol #twelveapostles #highlandclearances #fishermen #scottisharchitecture #firthofclyde #apostlehouses #visitarran #scotlandlover #scotlandtravel #scotland_ig #scotland_insta #scotlandexplore #discoverscotland #discoverunder2k #discoverunder5k #schottland #ecosse #scozia #escocia #scottishhistory #legendaryscotland

In the village of Catacol on the Isle of Arran, a pretty row of cottages overlooks the bay.
Squint at this lovely view and you’ll spot them, and swipe to see them more closely.
You could be staring at them all day, however, before you notice their distinguishing feature, so we’ll put you out of your misery.
Though the row seems pretty uniform, each upstairs window is actually different.
They were designed like this so that wives could signal to their husbands while they were out fishing, by lighting a candle and placing it in the window.
Even from afar, a man would know which house was trying to attract attention thanks to the window shape.
The houses, known as the Twelve Apostles, were built around 1850. When families were cleared from inland areas to make way for deer, landowners expected them to move into these cottages and take up fishing instead of farming.
Unsurprisingly, those who had lost their crofts and livelihoods in the cruelest way weren’t keen on being moved around the island like pawns and forced to take up fishing, so most decided to start a new life elsewhere.
The Twelve Apostles sat empty for years and earned the nickname “Hungry Row”.
Nowadays, many of the cottages are holiday homes, so you can test out the unique window signalling system for yourself.
📸: Catacol view image (cropped) by Andrew via Flickr (CC BY 2.0 licence); Twelve Apostles image by Britt-Marie Sohlström via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence).
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#arran #isleofarran #catacol #twelveapostles #highlandclearances #fishermen #scottisharchitecture #firthofclyde #apostlehouses #visitarran #scotlandlover #scotlandtravel #scotland_ig #scotland_insta #scotlandexplore #discoverscotland #discoverunder2k #discoverunder5k #schottland #ecosse #scozia #escocia #scottishhistory #legendaryscotland
180 4 10 November, 2019

The glass-walled bridge at Glasgow’s Central Station is one of the city’s best-known architectural landmarks. But do you know its historic nickname?
The story goes that during the Highland Clearances, tens of thousands of highlanders descended upon Glasgow, desperately searching for work and a new home.
Unsurprisingly, the displaced men and women found each other. They shared not only a common experience, but a common language, too – Gaelic.
Gaggles of them would meet under the impressive railway bridge, especially at weekends, and because of Glasgow’s notoriously wet weather, that proved to be a sensible choice.
The bridge became known locally as the Hielanman's Umbrella, and the name stuck.
📸: Central Station bridge image (cropped) by T. Thielemans via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0 licence).
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#glasgow #glasgowcentral #glasgowcentralstation #railwaybridge #hielanmansumbrella #highlandclearances #glasgowcity #argylestreet #railwaystation #discoverunder2k #scotland_ig #scotland_insta #scotlandexplore #schottland #ecosse #scozia #escocia #scottishhistory #legendaryscotland

The glass-walled bridge at Glasgow’s Central Station is one of the city’s best-known architectural landmarks. But do you know its historic nickname?
The story goes that during the Highland Clearances, tens of thousands of highlanders descended upon Glasgow, desperately searching for work and a new home.
Unsurprisingly, the displaced men and women found each other. They shared not only a common experience, but a common language, too – Gaelic.
Gaggles of them would meet under the impressive railway bridge, especially at weekends, and because of Glasgow’s notoriously wet weather, that proved to be a sensible choice.
The bridge became known locally as the Hielanman's Umbrella, and the name stuck.
📸: Central Station bridge image (cropped) by T. Thielemans via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0 licence).
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#glasgow #glasgowcentral #glasgowcentralstation #railwaybridge #hielanmansumbrella #highlandclearances #glasgowcity #argylestreet #railwaystation #discoverunder2k #scotland_ig #scotland_insta #scotlandexplore #schottland #ecosse #scozia #escocia #scottishhistory #legendaryscotland
233 6 9 November, 2019

#6 in my melancholia/deserted villages and houses series....
For centuries there’d been a settlement up here, catching the sunshine high above the main glen, on the edge of the Great Peat Moss. A little over two hundred years ago, the laird denied any tenancy renewal and within a decade the dwellings were but ruins in the Great Sheep Pasture.
The sheep are still here....grazing away any tree growth, eroding the dry ground and dying in the bogs. The ruins have been modified into sheep pens or are just stony lumps in the grass.
On the tumble of stones, with rain approaching, yesterday I drank tea in the soft yellow, sun-setting light. #scottishhills #scottishhistory #highlandclearances #sheep #scottishpolitics #scottishlandreform #whoownsscotland #teaoutdoors #teainthehills #chinesetea #instatea #blacktea

#6 in my melancholia/deserted villages and houses series....
For centuries there’d been a settlement up here, catching the sunshine high above the main glen, on the edge of the Great Peat Moss. A little over two hundred years ago, the laird denied any tenancy renewal and within a decade the dwellings were but ruins in the Great Sheep Pasture. 
The sheep are still here....grazing away any tree growth, eroding the dry ground and dying in the bogs. The ruins have been modified into sheep pens or are just stony lumps in the grass. 
On the tumble of stones, with rain approaching, yesterday I drank tea in the soft yellow, sun-setting light.  #scottishhills #scottishhistory #highlandclearances #sheep #scottishpolitics #scottishlandreform #whoownsscotland #teaoutdoors #teainthehills #chinesetea #instatea #blacktea
26 2 4 November, 2019

"Our family was very reluctant to leave and stayed for some time, but the burning party came round and set fire to our house at both ends, reducing to ashes whatever remained within the walls" Betsy Mackay, 16 on the Clearance of Skail 1814. Freize created by Melvich Primary School. #WhoAmI #Museum30 #HighlandMuseums #ScottishDiaspora #NapierCommission #HighlandClearances

"Our family was very reluctant to leave and stayed for some time, but the burning party came round and set fire to our house at both ends, reducing to ashes whatever remained within the walls" Betsy Mackay, 16 on the Clearance of Skail 1814. Freize created by Melvich Primary School. #WhoAmI #Museum30 #HighlandMuseums #ScottishDiaspora #NapierCommission #HighlandClearances
24 1 2 November, 2019

Over November we'll be taking part in the #museum30 challenge. Telling the story of the #HighlandClearances, #ClanMackay and #MackayCountry we are located in a regionally important historic building with a long association with the Clearances #MyMuseum #CimmunityOwnership #HighlandMuseums

Over November we'll be taking part in the #museum30 challenge. Telling the story of the #HighlandClearances, #ClanMackay and #MackayCountry we are located in a regionally important historic building with a long association with the Clearances #MyMuseum #CimmunityOwnership  #HighlandMuseums
37 4 1 November, 2019

Whilst out and about on the West Highlands, Lochs and Castles tour, we drove past this beautiful looking place just a few minutes from Inveraray. I've passed by it a few times and always wanted to go and explore, but timings never quite worked out.
It was nestled away in the woods, across an old wee stone bridge (in pics) and it looks like it would have made a lovely wee home in the past. I don't know what it was, who it belonged to, or even if there's a record somewhere of it's existence. I wouldn't have a clue where to start looking! If anybody has a good knowledge of Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, or even architecture, with the slightest idea, then let me know!
I could almost picture a family living here as I walked through it's grounds. My first guess was that it was abandoned during the Highland Clearances.

#rabbiestours #tartanviking #tartan #viking #kilts #meninkilts #kiltedguides #scotland #visitscotland #beautifulscotland #explorescotland #highlands #scottishhighlands #scotlandlover #scottish #travelscotland #scotland_insta #scotlandshistory #igscotland #ig_scotland #anandoned #ruins #highlandclearances #argyllandbute #inveraray #wanderlustscotland #magicalscotland #autumncolours #coloursofautumn #architecture

Whilst out and about on the West Highlands, Lochs and Castles tour, we drove past this beautiful looking place just a few minutes from Inveraray. I've passed by it a few times and always wanted to go and explore, but timings never quite worked out. 
It was nestled away in the woods, across an old wee stone bridge (in pics) and it looks like it would have made a lovely wee home in the past. I don't know what it was, who it belonged to, or even if there's a record somewhere of it's existence. I wouldn't have a clue where to start looking! If anybody has a good knowledge of Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, or even architecture, with the slightest idea, then let me know! 
I could almost picture a family living here as I walked through it's grounds. My first guess was that it was abandoned during the Highland Clearances.

#rabbiestours #tartanviking #tartan #viking #kilts #meninkilts #kiltedguides #scotland #visitscotland #beautifulscotland #explorescotland #highlands #scottishhighlands #scotlandlover #scottish #travelscotland #scotland_insta #scotlandshistory #igscotland #ig_scotland #anandoned #ruins #highlandclearances #argyllandbute #inveraray #wanderlustscotland #magicalscotland #autumncolours #coloursofautumn #architecture
591 27 29 October, 2019

Continuing on with my “melancholia series”.... the sad/bad abandonment of villages and dwellings, all within 15km from our own house.
Today a different glen, a different settlement, but the same old story..... farming tenants forced to relinquish their homes and livelihoods, initially to the laird’s sheep and then later additionally to his grouse and deer.
Today, in dark whirls of snow flurries alternating with bright sunshine splashes, I stopped to drink tea among the scattered ruins of the topmost clachan in this glen. On the stones of someone’s long deserted house, I shivered, not just from the cold, and brewed stoney, juicy South Korean Boseong Daejak Hongcha from @curioustealtd . #scottishhills #scottishhistory #highlandclearances #scottishpolitics #scottishlandreform #firstsnow #koreantea #boseong #organictea #specialtytea #blacktea #looseleaf #instatea #teaoutdoors #lichen

Continuing on with my “melancholia series”.... the sad/bad abandonment of villages and dwellings, all within 15km from our own house. 
Today a different glen, a different settlement, but the same old story..... farming tenants forced to relinquish their homes and livelihoods, initially to the laird’s sheep and then later additionally to his grouse and deer. 
Today, in  dark whirls of snow flurries alternating with bright sunshine splashes, I stopped to drink tea among the scattered ruins of the topmost clachan in this glen. On the stones of someone’s long deserted house, I shivered, not just from the cold, and brewed stoney, juicy South Korean Boseong Daejak Hongcha from @curioustealtd . #scottishhills #scottishhistory #highlandclearances #scottishpolitics #scottishlandreform #firstsnow #koreantea #boseong #organictea #specialtytea #blacktea #looseleaf #instatea #teaoutdoors #lichen
28 0 27 October, 2019

Sorry cuts of last 20 seconds 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️Video #croickchurch #highland #highlandclearances #video #church #scottishchurch #cemetery #cemeterywandering #cemeterylovers #cemeteriesofinstagram

Sorry cuts of last 20 seconds 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️Video #croickchurch #highland #highlandclearances #video #church #scottishchurch #cemetery #cemeterywandering #cemeterylovers #cemeteriesofinstagram
17 2 26 October, 2019

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Jacobite rebellion 1746
#highlandrape #highlandclearances #ethniccleansing #culloden #jacobites
Photograph by @vietnam77
2,601 47 5 August, 2018

I like vibrant colours and I think yellow, green and blue is a beautiful colour combination 💛💚💙 This was just the perfect path, walking through the lovely smelling gorse towards the endless blue sea. The place this path is leading to is called #Badbea, an abandoned Higland clearance village. Only the remains of some crofts are left but the view is amazing. Unfortunately there is no way to the sea, only very steep cliffs. It’s a stunning but very exposed place and it makes me wonder how the people used to live there ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~𐂂~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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#Caithness #Highlandclearances #clearancevillage #Scotland #nc500 #ukhiddengems #northcoast500 #ig_scot #beautifulbritannia #ukpotd #walkinguk #scotshots #scotland_greatshots #unlimitedscotland

I like vibrant colours and I think yellow, green and blue is a beautiful colour combination 💛💚💙 This was just the perfect path, walking through the lovely smelling gorse towards the endless blue sea. The place this path is leading to is called #Badbea, an abandoned Higland clearance village. Only the remains of some crofts are left but the view is amazing. Unfortunately there is no way to the sea, only very steep cliffs. It’s a stunning but very exposed place and it makes me wonder how the people used to live there ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~𐂂~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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#Caithness #Highlandclearances #clearancevillage #Scotland #nc500 #ukhiddengems #northcoast500 #ig_scot #beautifulbritannia #ukpotd #walkinguk #scotshots #scotland_greatshots #unlimitedscotland
2,061 77 24 May, 2019

A sheep stands on the tumbled down wall of an old croft in Laimisiadair. The area is now used as common grazings for the adjoining village of Borghastan, but was a settlement in its own right until it fell victim to the Highland Clearances in 1796; sheep being more profitable than the indigenous people to the landowner.

A sheep stands on the tumbled down wall of an old croft in Laimisiadair.  The area is now used as common grazings for the adjoining village of Borghastan, but was a settlement in its own right until it fell victim to the Highland Clearances in 1796; sheep being more profitable than the indigenous people to the landowner.
128 3 17 May, 2019

Simple one for our Scottish book of the month🌾 #scottishhistory #highlandclearances
(with the collaboration of @kenneth_skald)

Simple one for our Scottish book of the month🌾 #scottishhistory #highlandclearances
(with the collaboration of @kenneth_skald)
45 5 1 June, 2019

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The ruins of these long houses are scattered all over the highlands of Scotland. This ones been restored into its former glory. They tell so much about how life used to be up here. #highlandclearances

The ruins of these long houses are scattered all over the highlands of Scotland. This ones been restored into its former glory. They tell so much about how life used to be up here. #highlandclearances
330 14 18 April, 2019

The Rowan tree is one of the most sacred trees in Scottish folk tradition. Scottish tradition does not allow the cutting down of the tree’s timber, bark, leaves or flowers, except for sacred purposes under special conditions.

This was why, during the early 19th century Highland Clearances, when the landowners evicted hundreds of thousands of Highlanders from their homes and burnt them down to make way for sheep farms, they planted rowan trees in the ruins to stop them from ever coming back.

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The Rowan tree is one of the most sacred trees in Scottish folk tradition. Scottish tradition does not allow the cutting down of the tree’s timber, bark, leaves or flowers, except for sacred purposes under special conditions.

This was why, during the early 19th century Highland Clearances, when the landowners evicted hundreds of thousands of Highlanders from their homes and burnt them down to make way for sheep farms, they planted rowan trees in the ruins to stop them from ever coming back.

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233 11 13 May, 2019

Winter came screaming back onto the scene today, snow and all. Not entirely welcome, but I will miss moody, grim vistas like these when it does ultimately depart. This is Calgary Bay on the Isle of Mull. A raw and beautiful beach, it's also rich in poignancy as this was one of the embarkation points for Scots booted off their land during the Highland Clearances post-Culloden. The Canadian city owes its name to it. Going further back, Viking longboats are likely to have been frequent visitors to this now serene spot. Take a moment to picture them charging in. What colours, what atmosphere, what history.
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Winter came screaming back onto the scene today, snow and all. Not entirely welcome, but I will miss moody, grim vistas like these when it does ultimately depart. This is Calgary Bay on the Isle of Mull. A raw and beautiful beach, it's also rich in poignancy as this was one of the embarkation points for Scots booted off their land during the Highland Clearances post-Culloden. The Canadian city owes its name to it. Going further back, Viking longboats are likely to have been frequent visitors to this now serene spot. Take a moment to picture them charging in. What colours, what atmosphere, what history.
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1,419 34 10 March, 2019

My holiday read finished. Picked this up after my recent Raasay trip. Glad I did as it’s an excellent read - a testament to the extraordinary man, as well as the surprising, if infuriating, history of Raasay and the treatment of its people - from the cruelty of the clearances to Calum MacLeod’s determination to keep his island community alive in the face of deliberate neglect and decline by faraway authorities. This book is worth a read! #SummerReads #Raasay #CalumsRoad #Scotland #History #highlandclearances #ScottishBooks #goodreads

My holiday read finished. Picked this up after my recent Raasay trip. Glad I did as it’s an excellent read - a testament to the extraordinary man, as well as the surprising, if infuriating, history of Raasay and the treatment of its people - from the cruelty of the clearances to Calum MacLeod’s determination to keep his island community alive in the face of deliberate neglect and decline by faraway authorities. This book is worth a read! #SummerReads #Raasay #CalumsRoad #Scotland #History #highlandclearances #ScottishBooks #goodreads
12 0 4 August, 2019