Journey to the Western
Islands This is the book by Samuel Johnson in which he details his travels
throughout the Highlands and Island during 1773 and provides a very interesting account of
Scotland at the time of the Highland Clearances.
Strathnavar Clearances This is a specific account of the Strathnavar Clearances including some
accounts from people that were forced to leave their lands.
A Balanced View This is an historical account of the period of the Highland Clearances in
which we see both sides of the event. Some claim that the Clearances were actually good
Emigration and the State of the Highlands
By The Earl of Selkirk 1805. This really is an excellent account of the
conditions of the Highlands that led to the clearances and emigration. The
Earl of Selkirk also arranged for the new settlement on Prince Edward
Island in Canada and gives a detailed account of it.
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