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Highland Clearances - Migration to the Coast
A dramatised scene set in 1830 shows two former Highlanders, forced off their land in the Highland Clearances, trying to adjust to coastal fish farming. The dangers faced fishing out at sea are discussed.
Use to compare what life was like as a fisherman then and now. Use to discuss this choice facing the Highlanders. Students could discuss health, safety and risks. What risks are involved in fishing and other activities, how can these risks be reduced and why do people take part in risky activities? What dangers do students face themselves?
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