Re: Re: Portland Highland Games 7/20

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iain
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around the time of the 2 Jacobite rebellions highlanders were demonized by many people in both England and southern Scotland, at best described as noble savages, at worst sub-human.This made the atrocities that followed Culloden far easier to carry out. The rebellion was used as an excuse for some pretty disgusting ethnic cleansing, followed by the Clearances. Most of the atrocities were carried out by Scots and I'm not sure this has ever been dealt with openly & honestly by the nation since.The reason highlands remain empty now is as a direct result of this.

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