Monday, 12 September 2011

A Skye Crofter's Home

Crofting on the Isle of Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebridy Islands - off Scotland, had been going through a turbulent time up to 1886. The Crofters, who lived off their small holdings, earning their keep through agriculture and craft work, had been given large rent increases. They organised themselves and protested and refused to pay rent unless they were granted a fair rent and security of tenure. In 1886 the Crofters Holding (1886) Scotland Act was passed - giving them many of their demands.

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