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Conflict in the Highlands: The Archaeology of the Scottish Highland Clearances

Hayman, Jarvis


One of the most controversial events in recent Scottish history has been the �Highland Clearances�. The eviction of Highlanders from their settlements by their landlords, accompanied occasionally by the destruction of their homes by fire in order to liberate the land for the grazing of sheep, gave rise to resentment among the people and at times led to conflict. The majority of clearances occurred between AD 1780 and 1850 and resulted in the emigration and relocation of thousands of people....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeological Review from Cambridge


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