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The Glasgow Highlanders

IN THE 18th century a large part of Scotland was isolated by the geography of the Highland Line, which dissected the country from the lowlands to the northern coast. Most who lived beyond that somewhat arbitrary line were Gaelic speakers, surviving in a harsh and unforgiving terrain mainly by subsistence farming and fishing. It was a precarious existence, readily descending into famine when harvests failed or disease struck.

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iScot Magazine March 2017 116 quality pages from THE ONLY TRULY INDEPENDENT PRO SCOTTISH MAGAZINE PUBLISHER HQ'd IN SCOTLAND. "The one with the Up Helly Aa front cover" Featuring the best writers in Scotland today Robbie Dinwoodie, Tom Morton, Derek Bateman, Wee Ginger Dug, Jennifer Harper, Grousebeater, Major Bloodnok, Zoe Weir, Vivien Martin, Dave Bowman, Mary Edward, David McVey, Alyn Smith MEP, Peter A Bell, Dr Steve McCabe, Dr Jamie Reid Baxter, Delia Forrest, Ann MacKinnon, Indy Lawyer, Fiona Nicholson and Jason Michael McCann