Highland Scot

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a native of the Highlands of Scotland

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Highland Scots had moved into Upper Canada after the American War of Independence.
The clearances were not the main incentive to emigration but they did drive away Highland Scots who would gladly have stayed at home long after the Lowland enthusiasm for emigration had begun.
As experienced historians, the authors are careful not to overstate the special or distinctive contributions of any one group because English, Lowland and Highland Scots, and southern and northern Irish all strove to assimilate themselves into New Zealand's society as quickly as possible.
Andrew Faiz makes the point that the Presbyterian Church in Canada has been taken over by the Highland Scots.
Waverley is often read as the beginning of the end for highland Scots, with its romanticized chief, Fergus, who dies as a Jacobite and leaves the English Edward Waverley voguing as laird in his stead--complete with an outfit that George Iv might have envied.
But the stone is not located at the grave and ignores the fact some of those killed may have been Highland Scots fighting in the government ranks.
The sun was shining brightly and a stiff breeze swept across the exposed and boggy landscape where 1,500 mainly Highland Scots met their deaths at the hands of the Duke of Cumberland's men in the last pitched battle on British soil.
At 36, Cornwallis was a well connected, career officer who had fought the French at Fontenoy and had participated in the slaughter of the Highland Scots at Culloden.
In the years that followed thousands of Irish Highland Scots and people from the Outer Hebrides islands settled on Cape Breton.
Sarah McNeill, a descendant of Highland Scots defeated in bloody battle by the English in 1746, lived past her nineteenth birthday with her parents and their cowherd, Hermie, on an adequately prosperous farm dominating the western heights of Alderney - the three square miles of rugged terrain off the tip of Normandy, infinitely smaller than the better-known Channel Isles, Jersey and Guernsey.
On the other hand, it treated the Catholic Highland Scots and the Irish in a despicable manner, denying them religious rights and creating unbearable social conditions.
The central character was a real life person, Reverend Norman McLeod, who led a group of landless Highland Scots to New Zealand, via Nova Scotia and Australia, over a nearly forty-year period, beginning in 1817, and ending with the New Zealand arrival in the 1850S.
Lowland immigration is often overshadowed by the emigration of Highland Scots, perhaps because Lowlanders were more similar in language and culture to English and American immigrants.
The creation of Red River as a settlement, however, and the arrival of Selkirk's Irish and Highland Scots settlers (some of whom were weavers) beginning in 1811, opened the way for cloth production.
The Punjabi Sikhs, Nepalese Gurkhas and Highland Scots may have come from different places, but the British Army of the imperial age used them to similar ends, those being to intimidate insurgents and to illustrate the fitness of the Empire.
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