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This article focuses on the introduction of crofting tenure in the Annexed Estates (1752–1784). In 1763, the Board of Commissioners in charge of managing the estates on behalf of the British Crown launched its most ambitious ‘improvement’ scheme. Parcels of three acres, usually detached from...
Lord Seaforth’s heir as proprietor of his Ross-shire estates was his eldest daughter Mary. In 1817 she married a Wigtonshire landowner J.A. Stewart. Joseph Mitchell of the Highlands Roads and Bridges Commission believed that ‘no two people were more anxious for the welfare of their tenants’, but...
This article explores generic and specific aspects of Scottish emigration to Australia in the century and a half since 1830, beginning with the onset of free emigration and ending shortly after the termination of the £10 assisted passage programme. The overarching theme of continuity and change...
Building on Eric Richards’ ideas about Scottish Highlanders as an ‘imperial people’, this article is about how diasporic movement and connection created significant bonds between Easter Ross and New Zealand in the twentieth century and beyond. It focuses on a microstudy of the village of Fearn,...
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