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Land, Faith and the Crofting CommunityChristianity and Social Criticism in the Highlands of Scotland 1843-1893$
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Allan W. MacColl

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748623822

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623822.001.0001

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Politics, Presbyteries and ‘The Prophet’

Politics, Presbyteries and ‘The Prophet’

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(p.156) Chapter five Politics, Presbyteries and ‘The Prophet’
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Land, Faith and the Crofting Community
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Allan W. Maccoll

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623822.003.0006

The Highland Land Law Reform Association (HLLRA) dominated political debate in the Highlands at the critical juncture when crofters were enfranchised in 1885. The combination of impassioned political argument, deeply held religious conviction, and exceptionally high turnout made the electioneering of that year memorable. Although the HLLRA movement itself has left little documentary evidence to posterity, an abundance of contemporary newspaper coverage affords a wide view of the main developments and events. In particular, the contribution of the man who became the leading clerical proponent of land reform can be noticed. But before examining the political campaign fought by the land reformers, this chapter first considers more closely the relationship which existed between the HLLRA and the ministers.

Keywords:   Highland Land Law Reform Association, crofters, enfranchisement, land reform

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