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TITLE
Emigration
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_468_P187
PLACENAME
Argyllshire
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL
DATE OF IMAGE
1906
PERIOD
19th century
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31286
KEYWORDS
emigration
depopulation
emigrant ships
clearanceed
Emigration

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows two emigrants with the caption below entitled 'O! Why Left I My Hame?'

During the 19th century, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland suffered from depopulation, partly due to the introduction of large sheep farms. Although some of the inhabitants moved to the Lowlands of Scotland, many others decided to emigrate to the New World.

Although emigration proved successful for many of the emigrants, there were many hardships to be faced along the way. Several of them were penniless before setting off on the long journey to America, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. The emigrants often had to travel for several weeks, aboard cramped emigrant ships, before reaching their destinations.

Having arrived in the New World, the Highlander was faced with a harsh alien environment. Often, the land to be settled had to be cleared of trees. The settler would then construct a house of wood, quite alien to the stone houses which the Highlander was used to building

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Emigration

ARGYLL

19th century

emigration; depopulation; emigrant ships; clearanceed

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows two emigrants with the caption below entitled 'O! Why Left I My Hame?'<br /> <br /> During the 19th century, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland suffered from depopulation, partly due to the introduction of large sheep farms. Although some of the inhabitants moved to the Lowlands of Scotland, many others decided to emigrate to the New World. <br /> <br /> Although emigration proved successful for many of the emigrants, there were many hardships to be faced along the way. Several of them were penniless before setting off on the long journey to America, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. The emigrants often had to travel for several weeks, aboard cramped emigrant ships, before reaching their destinations. <br /> <br /> Having arrived in the New World, the Highlander was faced with a harsh alien environment. Often, the land to be settled had to be cleared of trees. The settler would then construct a house of wood, quite alien to the stone houses which the Highlander was used to building