Caithness Map :: Links to Site Map Great value Unlimited Broadband from an award winning provider  


Two New Books On The Highland Clearances - Presentation & Reading

8th August 2013

Photograph of Two New Books On The Highland Clearances - Presentation & Reading

Head along to Caithness Horizons on Sunday 11th August to hear about these two new books.

June Skinner Sawyers

Part reference guide, part handbook, part travel guide and part resource in one portable volume, Bearing the People Away uses an encyclopedia format geared toward the general reader. The entries vary in length from brief sentences to several paragraphs. They include major Clearance sites, major and minor figures associated with the Clearances, Clearance-related sites outwith Scotland (significant parts of the Scottish Diaspora as Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand), places and historical events with Clearance and or Highland connections, and recordings, websites and relevant museums and organizations identified with the Highland Clearances.

June Skinner Sawyers is a Scots-born writer who is based in Chicago, USA. She has written or edited more than twenty books, many with a Scottish theme, including popular and regional histories.

Fgradh, Fisneachd, Filidheachd / Parting, Prophecy, Poetry
Duncan Blair, John Alick MacPherson and Michael Linkletter

An T-urr. Donnchadh Blrach (1815-1893) ann am Mac-Talla / Rev. Duncan B. Blair (1815-1893) in Mac-Talla

Deasaichte le Seonaidh Ailig Mac A Phearsain agus Mcheal Linkletter

Edited and translated by John A. Macpherson and Michael Linkletter

Bha an t-Urr. Donnchadh Blrach (1815-1893) na elaiche-cnain barraichte, na dheagh bhrd, agus na dhuine crbhach. Mar sgrobhaiche Gidhlig pongail cha robh duine a thug brr air. Sgrobh e laoidhean,cumhaidhean agus din is rain aotrom. Nochd raon farsaing de na sgrobhaidhean aige ann am Mac-Talla, a chiad phipear-naidheachd Gidhlig air an t-saoghal, a chaidh a chl-bhualadh ann an Sidni, Albainn Nuadh, eadar 1892 agus 1904.

Rev. Duncan B. Blair (1815-1893) was an excellent linguist, a good poet, and a devout man. As an accurate writer of Gaelic he had no superior. Blair composed sacred poems, laments and secular poems and songs. Mac-Talla, the first Gaelic newspaper in the world was published in Sydney, Nova Scotia, between 1892 and 1904. Blairs contributions to Mac-Talla were extensive.

Anns a Ghidhlig thsail, air a h-eadar-theangachadh gu Beurla le Seonaidh Ailig Mac a


Related Artists


Related Articles

‘Graffito' at Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : ‘Graffito' at Caithness Horizons
Our next exhibition at Caithness Horizons is called Graffito.  Breaking the boundaries of what is art and what gets shown in a gallery, Graffito is an exhibition that celebrates artwork that is available to everyone.  
Printmaking in the NorthThumbnail for article : Printmaking in the North
An exhibition featuring work by printmakers with a strong connection to northern Scotland.   9th March - 3 April 2018.  
Exhibitions at Caithness Horizons, ThursoThumbnail for article : Exhibitions at Caithness Horizons, Thurso
Caithness artist Elaine Rapson-Grant has a display of her latest artwork coming soon at The Cafe Gallery, Caithness Horizons.   Admission is free but you could treat yourself to a cuppa and cake whilst you visit the exhibition.  
North Coast Journey- Alternative Tourist Route - Debbie LeeThumbnail for article : North Coast Journey- Alternative Tourist Route - Debbie Lee
Debbie Lee An exhibition of textile art celebrating the special landscape along the north coast route from John O‘Groats to Ullapool ‘Throughout Scotland there are sign posts to direct travellers, ‘tourists', off the main route and onto an ‘Alternative Tourist Route'.   The sign at John O’ Groats directing people to Ullapool using the north coast is both inspiring and to me amusing.  
Thurso High School Art ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Thurso High School Art Exhibition
2nd - 27th February 2016 Caithness Horizons.   See the fantastic work by pupils of Thurso High School..  
Growing Pains - Running A Craft BusinessThumbnail for article : Growing Pains - Running A Craft Business
Thursday 10 September, 12.45 -16.30 Caithness Horizons, Thurso (Please note that lunch is not provided, however you are welcome to have lunch at The Caithness Horizons Cafe prior to the event) Running a craft practice is addictive - there is always more to try, new ideas to explore and projects to develop.  Growing your business allows you to confidently pursue these exciting new opportunities to strengthen your profile, expand your range of customers and generate healthy profits.  
Caithness Horizons Museum welcomes half a million visitorsThumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Museum welcomes half a million visitors
Tuesday 11th August saw local group No Limits Caithness visit the Museum for a morning packed with Viking activities with Curator Joanne Howdle, or Thordis Eiríksdóttir as she is fondly known to local groups and schools.   The group helped the Museum to hit the half million visitors mark and to celebrate they were presented with a special cake made in the Museum's cafe.  
What's On at Caithness Horizons: June 2015
Cafe Exhibitions Joan Powell 1st June - 30th June Gallery Exhibitions Hazel Cashmore 5th June - 30th August Exhibition preview 6pm - 8pm Thursday 4th June – all welcome Special Events Peters Pals Activity – 27th June Contact Joanne Howdle for more information Seasonal Opening Times: Remember that we are now open 11am – 4pm on Sundays until the end of September..  
Caithness Horizons Museum in Thurso achieves full accreditationThumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Museum in Thurso achieves full accreditation
Caithness Horizons in Thurso has secured Museum Accreditation for the next three years.  The award is made by Museums Galleries Scotland and Arts Council England under the 2011 Museum Accreditation Standard.  
What's On at Caithness Horizons: March 2015
Cafe Exhibitions Kimirea and John Glen Exhibition Monday 2nd March-Tuesday 31st March A display of work by local artists Kim Reade and John Glen will be on display throughout March.   Gallery Exhibitions Committed to Art Wednesday 4th March-Saturday 28th March "Committed to Art" showcases a selection of paintings and sculptures from committee members of the Society of Caithness Artists with the objective of proving that the committee has true empathy with all artists and particularly to those in the Caithness area.  

[Printer Friendly Version]