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Currie Plaque at Clachan, Shiskine, Arran

This morning, we collected a  group of Clan Currie members from central Glasgow, Scotland and embarked on a trip to Isle of Arran as follows:

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Dornoch Firth, Scottish Highlands.

This evening, my theme is the gem of a little town  located on the north-east coast of Scotland called Dornoch. The name means ‘pebbly place’.

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Badbea Clearance Village, Caithness, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on a tangible connection with the Highland Clearances, 1750-1850 when the old Scottish clan land system was disbanded and thousands of Highlanders were ejected from their homes to make way for large-scale sheep farming. Many of the dispossessed emigrated to Canada, United States and Australasia.

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