Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Lamlash Isle of Arran
Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Lamlash village on the Isle of Arran, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. In general the Highland Clearances on Arran seem to have been less brutal than in many other places in Scotland, but when the crofters in Glen Sannox had to make way for large scale sheep farming, many of them saw no other option than to emigrate, and they departed from Lamlash. A plaque in the village recalls their departure and their new life as settlers in Canada with the following words: Erected on behalf of Arran clearance descendants across North America to their brave forefathers who departed from their beloved island home to Canada during the clearance years 1829 to 1840. Here at Lamlash on April 25th 1829 part of the clearance when embarking on the brig Caledonia the Reverend A Mackay preached, " Casting all your care upon him: for he careth for you. " The Caledonia arrived at Quebec City June 25th 1829. The group was the first of more than 300 Arran colonists of Megantic County, Province of Quebec, Canada. The largest group, more than 400, had as their destination the seaport town of Dalhousie, New Brunswick to be pioneer settlers of the Restigouche-Bay Chaleur District. " Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is highland ". A chlann eilean mo ghaoil bithibh dileas d'a cheile. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.
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