Patrick Sellar and the Highland Clearances: Homicide, Eviction and the Price of Progress

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Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year AwardIn April 1816 Patrick Sellar was brought to trial in Inverness for culpable homicide for his treatment of the Highlanders of Strathnaver, the most northerly part of the Scottish highlands. In the process of evicting them from their ancient lands he had allegedly burnt houses, destroyed mills and wrecked pastures. There is perhaps no more hated nor reviled individual in Highland history.This outstanding new book, however, gives a balanced assessment of the ...

Patrick Sellar and the Highland Clearances: Homicide, Eviction and the Price of Progress 1999, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781902930138

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