‘They Sow the Wind, They Reap the Whirlwind’: Estate Management in the Post-Clearance Highlands, c. 1815-c. 1900

Annie Tindley

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    Abstract

    Highland factors were men of immense influence – social, political and economic
    – over often extensive territories and populations. The factor was the
    symbolic figure of estate authority, in place of often absentee or disinterested owners.The concentration of landownership into a small number of hands in Scotland generally and the Scottish Highlands in particular, led to a similar concentration of the management of those estates into a limited circle of administrators. This put a burden of immense responsibility and pressure on most Highland factors, with often negative results. Highland factory was a challenging role which physically and mentally broke many of its practitioners, as this article will illustrate.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)66-85
    Number of pages19
    JournalNorthern Scotland
    Volume3
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2012

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