Photographer's Note

We found these ruins on the side of a road on Mull. If you look carefully, there are many old ruins such as these throughout the highlands. This is likely a typical example of a home left following the Highland Clearances.

Following the Jacobite rebellions of the mid 18th century, the clansmen returned to their homes. However, the chiefs were tempted by profits made in sheep farming. The clansmen were no longer useful as soldiers and thus they, along with their families, were evicted to make way for flocks of sheep. Many of these people emigrated to North America, Australia and New Zealand.

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Additional Photos by Donald Griesdale (vesalius) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 57 N: 135] (861)
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