In its short lifetime of 100 years, the crofting system of landholding has had profound effects upon Scotland. In this book, the author presents vivid descriptions of crofting life, past and present, in a deeply-researched social history.
|Author Bio||Francis Thompson was born and grew up in Stornoway, and taught at Lews Caslte College there. His interests have always been centred in the Highlands and Islands, but always in the context of Scotland as a nation with an identifiable and viable culture. Huis deeply held beliefs have involved him in Scottish national politics and the struggle to achieve full recognition of his beloved Gaelic language.|
|Back Cover Text||Crofting is much more than a way fo lie in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. It is a storehouse of cultural, linguistic and moral values which holds together a scattered and struggling rural population. This book fills a blank in the written history of crofting over the last two centuries. Bloody conflicts and gunboat diplomacy, treachery, compassion, music and story: all figure as Francis Thompson takes us into the homes and the very minds of those who fought so desperately for security on their land.|
|BIC Subject||Agriculture & related industries|
|BISAC Subject||TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General|