304 Pages, 5.1 x 7.8 in, black & white illustrations, 1 black and white map
- June 2023
- In Stock
- May 2013
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
Later, in 1307, King Robert the Bruce began his triumphant comeback from Arran. Subsequently, the island was repeatedly caught up and devastated in the savage dynastic struggles of medieval Scotland. After the 1707 Parliamentary Union, came a new and strange upheaval - unwarlike but equally unsettling: Arran became a test-bed for the new theories of the ideologists of the Industrial Revolution. The ancient 'runrig' style of farming gave way to enclosed fields and labour-saving methods, which eventually lead to the socially disastrous Highland Clearances to Arran, and the misfortune of the times was culminated by the Great Irish Potato Famine of 1845. At last, the area began to settle down through an increasingly stable mixture of agriculture and tourism in the 19th and 20th centuries.
In this book, Thorbjorn Campbell gives an original, fascinating and comprehensive account of Arran's long and eventful history.