Posted: Tuesday, 24 July 2007
I watched this on the news last night. I thought, "about time it was marked" for, some of my own ancestors ended up in places like Nova Scotia and New Zealand due to the clearances. And whilst I can`t deny the success of many of the emigrants, and the way the highlands we know today have been shaped, it was an appalling period in Scottish history. Folks can accuse us of `harping back to the past` but without that past, we`re nothing, it`s shaped us all, like it or not. Good Blog entry AL.
Hermit from Sanday
And is this still going on? http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/islandblogging/blogs/005056/0000009861.shtml Different time, different tools, same result.
Bruce from Overhere
to go into the future,we must keep the past,its our heritage
carol from over here
My family was evicted from Lewis during the clearances. They came to Bruce County, Ontario and were instrumental, albeit in small ways, in making Canada the country it is today. It is good to see some recognition for these pioneers. I am proud to say my ancestors were from Lewis.
David from Canada