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Today, we transferred from Kyleakin on Isle of Skye to Glasgow Airport via Armadale, Mallaig, Glenfinnan, Fort William and Glencoe.

The Highland Clearances took place between, 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. Badbea, on the east coast of Caithness is a ruined village which allows the public to connect with the infamous period of the clearances.

Cromarty, a delightful and historic coastal village located at northern tip of the Black Isle (not an island). Cromarty is some 23 miles north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. The village is endowed with churches, shops and various types of accommodation. A ferry crossing to Nigg, opposite operates during the summer months.