TITLE

Melness Farm, Sutherland: The Land Question and the Congested Districts Board, c. 1866�1911

AUTHOR(S)
Baggott, Geoffrey
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Scottish Historical Studies;2010, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the district of Melness in the county of Sutherland, Scotland, and events which formed the setting of the "Crofters' War." Crofts are enclosed areas of land and crofters are the ones who have tenure over that land. The author examines the relationship of Melness farm to the Estate of Sutherland. The author details the attempt of Cromartie Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, the 4th Duke of Sutherland, to resolve agrarian distress by dissolving Melness farm for land settlement purposes in 1911. The geography of Melness is detailed.
ACCESSION #
50311440

 

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