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TITLE
Memorandum for formation of an association pg 1
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_R13_J4_19
PLACENAME
Skye
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS
DATE OF IMAGE
1885*
PERIOD
1880s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5928
KEYWORDS
mine
mining
chemistry
mineral resources
mines
chemicals
chemical industry
Memorandum for formation of an association pg 1

Memorandum for formation of an association pg 1.

On this page there is a proposal to build an organisation to buy areas in Skye that are rich in mineral resources and to lease these out to crofters. 'Diatomite' is the remains from dead algae. It was rich in silica and could be used for dynamite.

This was written in 1885, when Skye was in turmoil due to the landowners attempting to dispossess their tenants.

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Memorandum for formation of an association pg 1

INVERNESS

1880s

mine; mining; chemistry; mineral resources; mines; chemicals; chemical industry;

Caithness Archive Centre

Skye Disturbances

Memorandum for formation of an association pg 1.<br /> <br /> On this page there is a proposal to build an organisation to buy areas in Skye that are rich in mineral resources and to lease these out to crofters. 'Diatomite' is the remains from dead algae. It was rich in silica and could be used for dynamite. <br /> <br /> This was written in 1885, when Skye was in turmoil due to the landowners attempting to dispossess their tenants.