On the Crofter's Trail

By Craig David

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In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts - once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland - were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. The author sets out to discover how many of their stories survive in the memories of their descendants.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts - once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland - were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of Scotland were forced from their homes by landowners in the Clearances. Some fled to Nova Scotia and beyond. David Craig sets out to discover how many of their stories survive in the memories of their descendants. He travels through 21 islands in Scotland and Canada, many thousands of miles of moor and glen, and presents the words of men and women of both countries as they recount the suffering of their forbears.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 15 Apr 2010
SKU 9781841588018-grouped
Number of Pages 384

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'An outstanding book' - The Herald 'He has the eye, the imagination and the descriptive density of early Bruce Chatwin' - Toronto Globe & Mail 'A powerful, poetic, personal Highland Odyssey' - Times Literary Supplement

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