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CLIP 7041

Highland Clearances - Eviction Resistance

Highland Clearances - Eviction Resistance
Key Info
  • Highland Clearances - Eviction Resistance
  • Duration: 00:59
  • Two characters read letters detailing the story of a group of tenants in Glencalvie who initially refused to leave during the Highland Clearances, so the landowner paid them to do so. They camped out in a churchyard and messages they scratched into the windows can still be read today.
  • Subject:



    Scottish History

  • Keywords: Glencalvie, Church of Scotland, Highland Clearances, clearances, eviction, landowners,Scotland, history
Ideas for use in class
  • Use to discuss protests and other forms of political or social engagement in history and in modern times. The messages left in the church can lead into a discussion of different types of historical evidence.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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