Saturday, 23 July 2011

Clearances - Ross-shire

31 July 1883. The Napier Commission is sitting at Poolewe, Wester Ross, and Mr Fraser-Mackintosh is interrogating Donald Mackenzie of Second Coast, Gruinard.

28967. How may people were cleared out of what now goes under the name of Drumchork?
—I don't know about the number of families that were in Drumchork, but there was a place adjacent to myself out of which the people were cleared and scattered throughout the whole earth, and the people of Dingwall came and pounded them upon the stones; and the meal that was being prepared for the family was taken away off the fire, and thrown outside.

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