Scottish Highland Clearances

Where are the Highlands?

Date: January 18, 2015 posted by: highland in: Scottish Highland Clearances

In my last blog I said something about how important it is to define your terms before having any discussion: otherwise you may find that disagreements have been caused not by any actual differences, but because the people in the discussion were simply talking about different things.   So if we are going to disagree about […]

The “population explosion” in the Highlands

Date: December 11, 2014 posted by: highland in: Scottish Highland Clearances

  According to the standard account of Highland history, there was a “unparalleled, prodigious, stupendous” etc “population explosion” in the Highlands either from 1750 to 1800, or from 1750 to 1850).1   I am reluctant to keep emphasizing how much I disagree with many of those who have written about the Highlands, because I realize I […]