Highland Clearances

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Highland Clearances

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(Historical Terms) in Scotland, the removal, often by force, of the people from some parts of the Highlands to make way for sheep, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Also called: the Clearances
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"This raises the spectre, if not yet the substance, of another era of Sutherland Clearances. I can only see this depopulation increasing."