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‘Two Tribes which Sprang from the Same Stock’: Celtic Solidarity and Political Realignment in the Highlands, 1886–1895

Andrew G. Newby

in Ireland, Radicalism, and the Scottish Highlands, c.1870-1912

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780748623754
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653645 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623754.003.0015
‘Two Tribes which Sprang from the Same Stock’: Celtic Solidarity and Political Realignment in the Highlands, 1886–1895

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The failure to provide more land allowed the agitation in the Highlands to continue after 1886, particularly among the cottar population. Irish and radical groups maintained an interest in the Highlands, continuing to offer advice to, and make claims on behalf of, the crofters and cottars. The growth of urban land and labour organisation in Scotland, along with the gradual realisation that the crofters, like the Irish smallholders, were likely to settle for a form of dual ownership, meant that radical interventions were less frequent and less direct than previously. The issue of home rule, however, fundamentally altered the nature of Irish involvement in the Highlands.

Keywords: agitation; Highlands; cottars; crofters; radicals; Irish groups; home rule

Chapter.  15284 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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