Kildonan Clearances Trail – Information gathering workshops in Timespan


Wednesdays from 31st August-5th October
(Except Wednesday 14th September)
2-4pm drop in community sessions

Were your ancestors involved in the Kildonan Clearances?

Do you have old documents or letters that belonged to those involved?

Or photographs of your Kildonan ancestors?

And stories of the Clearances passed down through the generations?

Please get in touch and share your family stories!

Saturdays from 27th August-1st October
(Except Saturday 3rd September)
10.30am-12.30pm research and discussion workshops 

Writings on the Clearances – book research
Sutherland Estate Papers – rentals, letters, removal notices etc
Historic Maps – 1770s-1870s, place names, boundaries etc
Parish church records, 1st hand accounts, 2nd hand accounts

Guest speakers

Dr Elizabeth Ritchie, Lecturer in Scottish History, UHI – Saturday 17th September

Dr Malcolm Bangor-Jones, Historian – Saturday 1st October

One thought on “Kildonan Clearances Trail – Information gathering workshops in Timespan

  1. late to reply for this workshop – however was wondering if anyone in the community has come across a series of letters from John MacDonald (1736-1822) with the Marchioness of Sutherland regarding a sale and purchase of land to the Sutherland Estate for 5000 Guineas. Believe this is what he used to finance his venture as Merchant. Land could have been around the area of Braegrudie and sold in the late 1750/early 1760 era.

    Sir John A MacDonald’s family line.

    Thank you for consideration to this item.

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