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A fuller bibliography is to be found at the back of my book. But I would suggest dipping in to some of the books mentioned below - these all give a more detailed account of the history of Scotland in the 19th century, or of the present state of land-ownership in Scotland in the 21st.

The list is of course by no means exclusive, and you should follow your own nose for further reading...

• A.D. CameronGo Listen to the Crofters (Stornoway: Acair, 1986)
• Reay D. G. ClarkeTwo Hundred Years of Farming in Sutherland (Isle of Lewis: Islands Book Trust, 2014)
• T. M. DevineClanship to Crofters’ War (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994)
• T. M. DevineThe Scottish Clearances (London: Allen Lane, 2018)
• James HunterA Dance Called America (Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1999)
• James HunterThe Making of the Crofting Community (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2010)
• James HunterSet Adrift Upon the World (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2015)
• James HunterInsurrection: Scotland’s Famine Winter (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2019)
• Roger HutchinsonThe Soap Man: Lewis, Harris and Lord Leverhulme (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2003)
• Roger HutchinsonMartyrs: Glendale and the Revolution in Skye (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2015)
• John MurdochFor the People’s Cause, ed. James Hunter (Edinburgh: HMSO, 1986)
• David Spaven and Julian HollandMapping the Railways (London: Times Books, 2011)
• John ThomasThe West Highland Railway (Newton Abbot: David St John Thomas, 1984)
• John ThomasThe Skye Railway (Nairn: David St John Thomas, 1990)
• H. A. VallanceThe Highland Railway (Colonsay: House of Lochar, 1996)
• Andy WightmanWho Owns Scotland? (Edinburgh: Canongate, 1996)
• Andy WightmanThe Poor Had No Lawyers (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2015)