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Northern Scotland

Volume 8, Issue 1

Edited by Alastair J Macdonald, Jim MacPherson

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Considers historical, cultural, economic, political and geographical themes relating to Northern Scotland.

Northern Scotland is an established scholarly journal that has been in existence since 1972. It is a fully peer-reviewed publication whose editorial board, contributors, reviewers and referees are drawn from a wide range of experts across the world. While it carries material of a mainly historical nature, from the earliest times to the modern era, it is a cross-disciplinary publication, which also addresses cultural, economic, political and geographical themes relating to the Highlands and Islands and the north-east of Scotland. This issue looks at a wide range of topics, including satire, the Highland clearances, Alexander Mackenzie and diaspora. Combining a range of articles from a variety of experts, this issue seeks to explore the history and culture of northern Scotland.

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Satire and Social Change: The Bard, the Schoolmaster and the Drover
Ellen L. Beard

Colonialism and the Highland Clearances
Iain MacKinnon

‘Quite destitute and … very desirous of going to North America’: The Roots and Repercussions of Emigration from Sutherland and Caithness
Marjory Harper

‘The Clach’: Alexander Mackenzie and the Land Question in the Late-Nineteenth Century Highlands and Islands
Ben Thomas


The Scots Abroad: Recent Approaches to Migration, Diaspora and Identity
D. A. J. MacPherson

About the Author

Alistair Macdonald is Mackie Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen.

Jim MacPherson is Programme Leader for MLitt British Studies, Postgraduate Research Co-Ordinator and Lecturer in History at The Centre for History, University of the Highlands and Islands.

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