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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.

Today, we travelled from Inverness to Scrabster visiting the following en-route: Black Isle; Chanonry Point; Cromarty; Dunrobin Castle; and Balbea.



Royal Dornoch Golf Club, 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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