Last of the Free: A Millennial History of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland Hardcover – 21 Sep 1999
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The penultimate chapter refers to the "Napier Commission", a report by Lord Napier recommending reform and published in April 1884. Far from solving the crofting problem, the report actually renewed unrest, leading eventually to the formation of the Highland Law Reform Association which later became the Highland Land League.
And finally some quotes from Page 382 - "Almost from the moment of Scotland's emergence, its political class, often by violent means, sought agressively to expand the country's borders in order to bring the entire Highlands and Islands within those borders....much of the story of the Highlands and Islands consists of the downside of a process of Scottish nation-building which most histories of Scotland tend to treat as if it amounted to the working out of some divine, and beneficent plan......It is no surprise, that when in 1707, the Highlands and Islands became a part of the United Kingdom, rather than a part of the former self-governing Scotland which then merged with England, the immediate outcome as far as the Highlands and Islands were concerned, was a tightening, not a slackening, of external control."
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