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CLIP 7036

Runrig Farming

Runrig Farming
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Key Info
  • Runrig Farming
  • Duration: 00:31
  • Footage of land with the runrig system still in evidence is overlayed by simple animated lines and a voiceover. It illustrates what is meant by the runrig system of farming, which was used by clans for hundreds of years before the Highland Clearances. The system was thrown out by the landowners.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Scottish History

  • Keywords: runrig, clan, farming, crop rotation, agriculture, soil, Scotland, history, Highland Clearances
Ideas for use in class
  • Looking at farming methods. Understanding the farming methods used by Highland clans in the past. This could contribute to lessons on contemporary farming and envoronmental issues, such as soil erosion.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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