Originally published in 1968, this book gave a rounded picture of some of the problems which were facing the Highlands of Scotland in the first half of the twentieth century. The contributors examined various aspects of the Highland problem and ways of solving it: how to develop productive industry, stabilize the population, encourage creative growth of community and support Gaelic culture and language. The book takes full account of the historical background, linguistic, literary and economic situation.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Ian Grimble 2. Ecology of Land Use in the Highlands and Islands F. Fraser Darling 3. The Position of Gaelic and Gaelic Culture in Scottish Education John A. Smith 4. The Economic Life of Gaelic Scotland Today Farquhar Gillanders 5. Unsceptred Isles Ian Grimble 6. The Gaelic Language, its Study and Development Kenneth D. MacDonald 7. Literature and the Arts Derick S. Thomson 8. Highland Administration Magnus Magnusson.
Derick S. Thomson and Ian Grimble
'... a landmark in Scottish urban history.' Robert E. Tyson, University of Aberdeen