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The Highland Clearances in the Long View of History

The Virtual Gael has an excellent article examining the complex nature of colonialism, specifically as it effected the Scots though it has a far wider application. To recognise the divisive and corrosive nature of colonialism is to understand why its poisonous legacy is so long-lasting in any nation or amongst any people. It is also the first step in retaking what was lost, both for an individual and a culture.

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2 comments on “The Highland Clearances in the Long View of History

  1. Somewhere on YouTube is a recording of “The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil.” It’s dated (70’s?) but the part relating to the clearances is still valid.

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