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Heartened by historic returns


Books are all very well but with so little local history being taught in primary schools these days, a huge amount of traditional history is rapidly disappearing. I don’t know why the Scottish education system continues to favour events far removed from the Highlands and Islands such as Agincourt, Hastings, Naseby and Plessey, instead of the battles of the Braes, Traigh Gruinard, the Pass of Brander, Glengarrisdale, Bloody Bay and Glen More on Mull, to name only a few. All of these helped shaped the history of the Gaelic West Coast and made it the place we know and cherish today and for that reason they deserve to be better known.

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