Ian Jack: The Highland Clearances
7 March 2019
Show More The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed 1600-1900 by T.M. Devine.
Allen Lane, 464 pp., £25, October 2018, 978 0 241 30410 5Show More
“... no more/Sutherland no more/Lewis no more/Skye no more’, sang the Proclaimers, reprising the sentiment a few lines later as ‘Bathgate no more/Linwood no more/Methil no more/Irvine no more’. These were towns where big car plants and steel fabrication factories had recently shut down and sent their workers away. The song ends after a pause, with the ...”