Arisaig and Morar

  • Stock No
  • 44013
  • 9781841589787
  • 1 Author
  • Denis Rixson
  • 2 Publisher
  • Birlinn
  • 3 Format
  • PB

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Airsaig and Morar, Norse and Gaelic, the 'river-mouth bay' and the 'great water', part of na garbh Chriochan, an area so rugged and desolate it was itself known as the Highlands of the Highlands. From Borrodale to Kilmory, from Druimindarroch to Eireagoraidh, the place-names echo the story of the landscape. This harsh environment was at the heart of the old Macruari and Clanranald estate; this was where Bonnie Prince Charlie first landed and last departed, where fugitive Jacobites skulled and languished, where the great poet Alexander MacDonald breathed his last lines, and whence the sail-ships Jane, Lucy and British Queen carried so many hopes to the New World. Where, despite clearance and emigration, potato blight and deer forest, poverty and harship, a new road and railway were eventually driven, a fishing industry flourished, and where communities survived.

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