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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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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

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‘It was the birds that woke her, their liquid voices trickling into her dreams.’
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~The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola 2018~
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When Audrey Hart travels to the Isle of Skye in the autumn of 1857, to collect folk and fairy tales from the people on the island, she finds a crofting community, poverty stricken and devastated by the Highland Clearances, and fearful of sharing their fireside stories, particularly as the Church is banning them and punishing those who carry on the tradition.
During her stay, Audrey discovers a body of a young girl washed up in a local bay and later the crofters reveal that she is not the first girl to go missing. The locals believe that the girls have been taken by the ‘Sluagh’-the spirits of the restless dead: who take the form of birds and Audrey begins to wonder if their disappearance has any connection to her mother’s death on the island, many years before.
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Inspired by a real case from the 1880’s, known as The West Ham Vanishings, @annamazzolawriter has taken the account of a group of girls disappearing from the slums of East London,attributed to fairies, and transported it brilliantly to the Inner Hebrides, where there has been a  history of belief in fairies and folklore.
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I am currently reading this wonderfully dark and gothic tale with the talented storyteller herself, @thebookfamilyrogerson.It is the perfect chilling read for October! Will you be reading it?

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~ Skye Stories ~ .
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‘It was the birds that woke her, their liquid voices trickling into her dreams.’
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~The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola 2018~
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When Audrey Hart travels to the Isle of Skye in the autumn of 1857, to collect folk and fairy tales from the people on the island, she finds a crofting community, poverty stricken and devastated by the Highland Clearances, and fearful of sharing their fireside stories, particularly as the Church is banning them and punishing those who carry on the tradition.
During her stay, Audrey discovers a body of a young girl washed up in a local bay and later the crofters reveal that she is not the first girl to go missing. The locals believe that the girls have been taken by the ‘Sluagh’-the spirits of the restless dead: who take the form of birds and Audrey begins to wonder if their disappearance has any connection to her mother’s death on the island, many years before.
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Inspired by a real case from the 1880’s, known as The West Ham Vanishings, @annamazzolawriter has taken the account of a group of girls disappearing from the slums of East London,attributed to fairies, and transported it brilliantly to the Inner Hebrides, where there has been a history of belief in fairies and folklore.
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I am currently reading this wonderfully dark and gothic tale with the talented storyteller herself, @thebookfamilyrogerson.It is the perfect chilling read for October! Will you be reading it?

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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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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Today included playing shepherd dog and helping to drove some cheeky sheep out of this ruind churchyard on the way to Elgol.
#cillchriosd (Christ's Church) is on the #isleofskye. It was constructed around the 16th century, replacing an earlier Medieval church on the same location, and was used until 1840...till then loosing a lot of parish members due to the #highlandclearances.

The location is thought to have a heritage of Christian worship dating back to the 7th century.
Most graves are connected to Clan MacKinnon, and are from the 18th and 19th century.
It's a beautiful enchanted place right next to the road to Elgol.

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Today included playing shepherd dog and helping to drove some cheeky sheep out of this ruind churchyard on the way to Elgol.
#cillchriosd  (Christ's Church) is on the #isleofskye . It was constructed around the 16th century, replacing an earlier Medieval church on the same location, and was used until 1840...till then loosing a lot of parish members due to the #highlandclearances .

The location is thought to have a heritage of Christian worship dating back to the 7th century.
Most graves are connected to Clan MacKinnon, and are from the 18th and 19th century.
It's a beautiful enchanted place right next to the road to Elgol.

#skye #officialisleofskye #visitscotland #thisisscotland #insta_scotland #unlimitedscotland #ukpotd #scotlandsites #brilliantbritain #lovescotland #lovegreatbritain #loves_scotland #omgb #photosofbritain #scotlandlover #beautifulscotland #liveuk #visituk #hiddenscotland #abandonedscotland #urbexscotland #urbex #abandonedplaces #urbexing #abandonedchurch #topukphoto #clancraigy

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

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Wonder how these views would look if hundreds of years ago some rich white men made some different decisions concerning their profits and status and the welfare of the people in their communities. How different the world over would look. Its funny how time repeats itself. #highlandclearances #northlochs #eileansiar #outerhebrides

Wonder how these views would look if hundreds of years ago some rich white men made some different decisions concerning their profits and status and the welfare of the people in their communities. How different the world over would look. Its funny how time repeats itself. #highlandclearances #northlochs #eileansiar #outerhebrides

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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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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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

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

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. 
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

"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

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

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

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

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

🏔The destitution road 🏔
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Every day we drove this road away from dundonnell and thought it was epic with crazy views of the mountains, no radio signal and very very remote. But I realised to my interest (  history geek.🤓) when we went to gairloch museum that its called the destitution road - it was build by the starving highlanders during the potato famine. Scotland got hit too, not just Ireland but apparently our landowners were kinder so less people starved. The men got rations of food (oats) to build this road. Now its used by locals, an influx of campervans doing the nc500 and hikers who park nearby to climb the fisherfield 6. Really puts it into perspective how poor we scottish people were in the 'old' days. I say we as most people were on the breadline, the minority were landowners  We have it so good now. If anyone has more info on the destitution road then let me know, its fascinating... and very sad. .
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#scottishhighlands #scottishhistory #epicviews #nc500 #gairlochmuseum #anteallach #fisherfieldforest #dundonell #highlandclearances #historygeek #scotlandlover #somewhereinscotland #outlander #highlandcollective #goexplore #munrocliming #girlswhohike #exploremore #destitutionroad #gairloch #landscapephotography #wonderlustscotland

🏔The destitution road 🏔
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Every day we drove this road away from dundonnell and thought it was epic with crazy views of the mountains, no radio signal and very very remote. But I realised to my interest ( history geek.🤓) when we went to gairloch museum that its called the destitution road - it was build by the starving highlanders during the potato famine. Scotland got hit too, not just Ireland but apparently our landowners were kinder so less people starved. The men got rations of food (oats) to build this road. Now its used by locals, an influx of campervans doing the nc500 and hikers who park nearby to climb the fisherfield 6. Really puts it into perspective how poor we scottish people were in the 'old' days. I say we as most people were on the breadline, the minority were landowners We have it so good now. If anyone has more info on the destitution road then let me know, its fascinating... and very sad. .
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#scottishhighlands #scottishhistory #epicviews #nc500 #gairlochmuseum #anteallach #fisherfieldforest #dundonell #highlandclearances #historygeek #scotlandlover #somewhereinscotland #outlander #highlandcollective #goexplore #munrocliming #girlswhohike #exploremore #destitutionroad #gairloch #landscapephotography #wonderlustscotland

A local village magazine had a story of Croick Church in it so I took photos of the story enjoy... #croickchurch #magazine #localmagazine #ardgay #ardgaymagazine #cemetery #cemeteryphotography #cemetary #localnews #highlandclearances #scottishhistory #strathcarron #scotlandhighlands #famouschurches #thomastelfordchurch http://www.croickchurch.com/clearances.htm

A local village magazine had a story of Croick Church in it so I took photos of the story enjoy... #croickchurch #magazine #localmagazine #ardgay #ardgaymagazine #cemetery #cemeteryphotography #cemetary #localnews #highlandclearances #scottishhistory #strathcarron #scotlandhighlands #famouschurches #thomastelfordchurch http://www.croickchurch.com/clearances.htm

Croick church ⛪️ The messages scratched on the outside of the east window of the Church. When the highland clearances happen.

http://www.croickchurch.com/clearances.htm #church #churches #churchesofinstagram #famousechurch #graveyard #windows #signitures #cemetery #cemeteryphotography #cemetery_shots #cemeterywandering #history #scottishhistory #highlandclearances #highlandclearancevillage #sutherland #strathcarron #cemetaryshots #cemeteryhistory

Croick church ⛪️ The messages scratched on the outside of the east window of the Church. When the highland clearances happen.

http://www.croickchurch.com/clearances.htm #church #churches #churchesofinstagram #famousechurch #graveyard #windows #signitures #cemetery #cemeteryphotography #cemetery_shots #cemeterywandering #history #scottishhistory #highlandclearances #highlandclearancevillage #sutherland #strathcarron #cemetaryshots #cemeteryhistory

Croick Church this is where the highland clearance happened in strathcarron in the 18 hundreds please look up the link below give you the history of this famous church. I was born only 5 miles away from the church where I was brought up .  I will post some gravestone in next post #church #croickchurch #1842  #highlandclearances #historyfacts #scottishhighlands #strathcarron #glencalvie #croickchurch #graveyards #gravewandering #cemeteryphotography #cemetery #cemeterywandering #cemeterylovers #famousgraveyards #famouscemeteries http://www.croickchurch.com/index.htm

Croick Church this is where the highland clearance happened in strathcarron in the 18 hundreds please look up the link below give you the history of this famous church. I was born only 5 miles away from the church where I was brought up . I will post some gravestone in next post #church #croickchurch #1842 #highlandclearances #historyfacts #scottishhighlands #strathcarron #glencalvie #croickchurch #graveyards #gravewandering #cemeteryphotography #cemetery #cemeterywandering #cemeterylovers #famousgraveyards #famouscemeteries http://www.croickchurch.com/index.htm

Bataille de Culloden - 16 avril 1746 - 
J'étais déjà très sensible à l'histoire écossaise liée à son envie d'indépendance, mais lorsque j'ai foulé le sol de Culloden, j'y ai ressenti une espèce d'amertume. Ces hommes écossais qui ont pris les armes pour une nouvelle fois tenter d' obtenir l'indépendance et voir le drapeau bleu et blanc flotter dans les airs. 
Cet endroit est touchant et mélancolique à la fois car c'est ce qui a façonné l'Écosse que nous connaissons aujourd'hui. Cette victoire anglaise sur les Jacobites a entraîné tout un tas de choses comme l'interdiction de parler le Gaelique, interdiction de porter le kilt et surtout, cette victoire a mis fin aux clans ( Higlands Clearances ) . 
Les Écossais ont été dépourvus de leur identité. L'Indépendance est toujours d'actualité mais suscite un grand débat au sein du peuple lui-même... et je ne suis absolument pas légitime pour en parler !
Tout ce que je peux dire c'est que j'ai un immense respect pour ce pays, cette culture et ce peuple. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #culloden #cullodenbattlefield #freescotland #jacobite #gaelic #highlandclearances

Bataille de Culloden - 16 avril 1746 -
J'étais déjà très sensible à l'histoire écossaise liée à son envie d'indépendance, mais lorsque j'ai foulé le sol de Culloden, j'y ai ressenti une espèce d'amertume. Ces hommes écossais qui ont pris les armes pour une nouvelle fois tenter d' obtenir l'indépendance et voir le drapeau bleu et blanc flotter dans les airs.
Cet endroit est touchant et mélancolique à la fois car c'est ce qui a façonné l'Écosse que nous connaissons aujourd'hui. Cette victoire anglaise sur les Jacobites a entraîné tout un tas de choses comme l'interdiction de parler le Gaelique, interdiction de porter le kilt et surtout, cette victoire a mis fin aux clans ( Higlands Clearances ) .
Les Écossais ont été dépourvus de leur identité. L'Indépendance est toujours d'actualité mais suscite un grand débat au sein du peuple lui-même... et je ne suis absolument pas légitime pour en parler !
Tout ce que je peux dire c'est que j'ai un immense respect pour ce pays, cette culture et ce peuple. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #culloden #cullodenbattlefield #freescotland #jacobite #gaelic #highlandclearances

This plaque is on the wall of the Tolbooth Steeple, across the road from the Town House. Patrick Sellar was the estate factor for the 19th Countess of Sutherland, at a time when the Sutherland Estate was the largest private estate in Europe. He was responsible for evicting 15,000 people from the Sutherland Estate during the Highland Clearances. He referred to these people as "barbarous Highlanders" & often evicted them by setting fire to their homes while they were still inside, struggling to escape with their families & valuables. In 1814 he set fire to a croft which resulted in the death of Margaret MacKay. It is on the site of this plaque that he was somehow acquitted of the charges of arson & culpable homicide. The plaque commemorates the Highland anger at this & the ongoing hatred for Patrick Sellar. #inverness #invernessscotland #scotland #highlands #highland #visitscotland #jacobite #outlander #culloden #patricksellar #clearances #highlandclearances #sutherland #steeple #arson #murder #croft #sheep #scottish #canada #estate #instatravel #instascotland #explorescotland #factor #countess

This plaque is on the wall of the Tolbooth Steeple, across the road from the Town House. Patrick Sellar was the estate factor for the 19th Countess of Sutherland, at a time when the Sutherland Estate was the largest private estate in Europe. He was responsible for evicting 15,000 people from the Sutherland Estate during the Highland Clearances. He referred to these people as "barbarous Highlanders" & often evicted them by setting fire to their homes while they were still inside, struggling to escape with their families & valuables. In 1814 he set fire to a croft which resulted in the death of Margaret MacKay. It is on the site of this plaque that he was somehow acquitted of the charges of arson & culpable homicide. The plaque commemorates the Highland anger at this & the ongoing hatred for Patrick Sellar. #inverness #invernessscotland #scotland #highlands #highland #visitscotland #jacobite #outlander #culloden #patricksellar #clearances #highlandclearances #sutherland #steeple #arson #murder #croft #sheep #scottish #canada #estate #instatravel #instascotland #explorescotland #factor #countess

Don't miss Sar-Sgeoil @bbcalba tonight at 9pm which is all about Iain Crichton Smith's wonderful novel Consider the Lilies. We'd a fab day hosting @CaledoniaTV in May and you are delighted to feature in the programme. #HighlandMuseums #HighlandClearances https://t.co/72GSCYFwsf

Don't miss Sar-Sgeoil @bbcalba tonight at 9pm which is all about Iain Crichton Smith's wonderful novel Consider the Lilies. We'd a fab day hosting @CaledoniaTV in May and you are delighted to feature in the programme. #HighlandMuseums #HighlandClearances https://t.co/72GSCYFwsf

UPDATE: there are a lot of sheep in Scotland. Beware their fluffy charm lest they replace you 
#highlandclearances

UPDATE: there are a lot of sheep in Scotland. Beware their fluffy charm lest they replace you
#highlandclearances

There are stories I’ve been told, of an unfamiliar road 🎶 -
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📍Badbea Clearance, Caithness 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 -
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There are stories I’ve been told, of an unfamiliar road 🎶 -
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📍Badbea Clearance, Caithness 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 -
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#badbea #highlandclearances #scottishhighlands #eastcoast #scotland #scotlandhistory #hiddenscotland #roadtrip #nc500 #wildcamping #scotlandphotography #visitscotland #historicscotland

Not quite ready to write horoscopes this morning, I discovered the sad story of one of my bloodlines and how they came to Australia. 
They were poor Scottish farmers from the Outer Hebrides forced off the clan lands that their ancestors had farmed for generations.  They were among the people evicted by greedy landlords and left little choice but to get on a ship to Australia. The mother of the McLean family group died at sea. 
So very Moon-Neptune. "These clearances were important episode because of the protests engaged in by the people, the violent response of the estate and the authorities and the fact that those evicted and forced to emigrate ended up on HMS Hercules, a ship which endured a wretched journey to Australia after disease broke out among its passengers." From: https://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/files/13243979/cameron_thehistory_ofgaelicscotland.pdf

Not quite ready to write horoscopes this morning, I discovered the sad story of one of my bloodlines and how they came to Australia.
They were poor Scottish farmers from the Outer Hebrides forced off the clan lands that their ancestors had farmed for generations. They were among the people evicted by greedy landlords and left little choice but to get on a ship to Australia. The mother of the McLean family group died at sea.
So very Moon-Neptune. "These clearances were important episode because of the protests engaged in by the people, the violent response of the estate and the authorities and the fact that those evicted and forced to emigrate ended up on HMS Hercules, a ship which endured a wretched journey to Australia after disease broke out among its passengers." From: https://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/files/13243979/cameron_thehistory_ofgaelicscotland.pdf

I have so much to be grateful for! My aunt Margaret just gave me this beautiful, antique sapphire ring; it's a family heirloom from the Victorian or Edwardian period. My heart is so full. Thank you Aunty.

#antiquejewelry #familyheirloom #victorianjewelry #victorians #edwardianjewelry #edwardians #scottishcanadians #selfmadecrofters #history #highlandclearances #october #theveilisthinning #ancestorsmonth #gratitue #grateful #auntmargisawesome

I have so much to be grateful for! My aunt Margaret just gave me this beautiful, antique sapphire ring; it's a family heirloom from the Victorian or Edwardian period. My heart is so full. Thank you Aunty.

#antiquejewelry #familyheirloom #victorianjewelry #victorians #edwardianjewelry #edwardians #scottishcanadians #selfmadecrofters #history #highlandclearances #october #theveilisthinning #ancestorsmonth #gratitue #grateful #auntmargisawesome