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EMIGRATION

  • Highlands and Islands Emigration Society - information on the society and their searchable 1852-1857 passenger lists as well as a Highlands and Islands map of 1847.
  • Scots-Irish And the Clearances - the movement of people between Scotland and Ireland and onward emigration to North America, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Strathnaver Clearances - newspaper article dated 25th December 1819. A copy of the Transactions of the Sutherland and Trans-Atlantic Association, at a meeting held Oct. 27, 1819. At it's most populus, Strathnaver contained around a dozen settlements. Over the five years from 1814 to 1819 the valley was cleared of its inhabitants to make way for sheep. The Duke of Sutherland employed his estate factor, Patrick Sellar, to persuade the inhabitants to leave by burning settlements to the ground. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.

    FAMILY NAMES

  • Highland Family History Society

    Highland women at work. The couple on the left ar grinding at a quern, while others are 'waulking' (fulling) cloth with their feet. They are singing while they work.

    GOVERNMENT SITES

  • Highland Council - home page.

    HISTORY AND CULTURE

  • Highland Archives - local & military history from the 13th Century.
  • Highland Clearances chronology - a list of significant dates between 1762 and 1856 from the excellent book 'The Highland Clearances' by John Prebble (1969). HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.

    The Fish Market, Aberdeen

    LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES

  • Clan Donald Centre - Library and Study Centre located at Armadale, covering aspects of Scottish culture and history.

    LOCAL WEBSITES

  • MELVICH - fishing disasters memorial includes names from 22nd August 1918, 25th June 1890 & 5th December 1848.
  • ULLAPOOL - history and local clan information.

    Sutherland County Map

    MAPS, GAZETTEERS AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

  • Ordnance Survey maps - free online maps covering the period 1860-1870.

    MILITARY

  • Grave Location for Holders of the Victoria Cross in the Highlands
  • Sutherlandshire Roll of Honour
  • Highland Archives - local & military history from the 13th Century.

    Golspie High Street (top left), Brora Station Hotel fire, 1924 (top right), Bettyhill (bottom left), Bettyhill Free Church and Manse, 1930.

    OTHER BITS AND PIECES

  • IGI Batch Numbers for Sutherland
  • Sutherland ships in port - also Caithness and Ross & Cromarty 1881 census.
  • www.ambaile.org.uk - the Highland Council's bilingual website. Covers the history and culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

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