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Notable Dicta – Appendices

The History of the Highland Clearances Notable Dicta – Appendices NOTE A. (See Page 115.) The following pertinent observations appeared in the Dundee Advertiser, of 10th January, 1914. They are from the pen of a notable Dundee lawyer, Mr. John Walker, who has made a special study of the legal aspects of the Highland Clearances… [Read more…]

Notable Dicta – An Octogenarian Gael

The History of the Highland Clearances Notable Dicta – An Octogenarian Gael In his interesting volume entitled Reminiscences and Reflections of an Octogenarian Gael, Mr. Duncan Campbell, for over twenty-six years editor of the Northern Chronicle, writes as follows with regard to the Breadalbane Evictions:– As second Marquis, “the son of his father,” contrary to… [Read more…]

Notable Dicta – An Evicting Agent

The History of the Highland Clearances Notable Dicta – An Evicting Agent Giving evidence before the Deer Forest Commission of 1892, the late Mr. neas R. Macdonell of Camusdarroch, Arisaig, made an interesting statement. After mentioning that he was a member of the Scottish Bar, and had previously been proprietor of Morar, he proceeded:– I… [Read more…]

Notable Dicta – Hardships Endured by First Emigrants

The History of the Highland Clearances Notable Dicta – Hardships Endured by First Emigrants By ALEXANDER MACKENZIE. The reader is already acquainted with the misery endured by those evicted from Barra and South Uist by  Colonel Gordon, after their arrival in Canada. This was no isolated case. We shall here give a few instances of… [Read more…]

Notable Dicta – Mr. Joseph Chamberlain

The History of the Highland Clearances Notable Dicta – Mr. Joseph Chamberlain In a speech delivered at Inverness, on 28th September, 1885, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain said:- “The history of the Highland clearances is a black page in the account with private ownership in land, and if it were to form a precedent, if there could… [Read more…]

Notable Dicta – A French Economist

The History of the Highland Clearances Notable Dicta – A French Economist The following remarks by the celebrated French economist, M. de Lavaleye, will prove interesting. There is no greater living authority on land tenure than this writer, and being a foreigner, his opinions are not open—as the opinions of our own countrymen may be—to… [Read more…]

Notable Dicta – Mr. Alfred Russel Wallace

The History of the Highland Clearances Notable Dicta – Mr. Alfred Russel Wallace In his work on the Nationalisation of Land, Mr. Alfred Russel Wallace, in the chapter on “Landlordism in Scotland,” says to the English people:- “The facts stated in this chapter will possess, I feel sure, for many Englishmen, an almost startling novelty;… [Read more…]

Notable Dicta – A Continental Historian

The History of the Highland Clearances Notable Dicta – A Continental Historian M. Michelet, the great Continental historian, writes:- “The Scottish Highlanders will ere long disappear from the face of the earth; the mountains are daily depopulating; the great estates have ruined the land of the Gael, as they did ancient Italy. The Highlander will… [Read more…]

Notable Dicta – The Wizard of the North

The History of the Highland Clearances Notable Dicta – The Wizard of the North Sir Walter Scott writes:- “In too many instances the Highlands have been drained, not of their superfluity of population, but of the whole mass of the inhabitants, dispossessed by an unrelenting avarice, which will be one day found to have been… [Read more…]