The Imagine Alba Podcast- A Highland Clearance: The Ballad of Arichonan

In this episode of the Imagine Alba Podcast, we visit one of the most notorious chapters in Scottish history, the Highland Clearances. We are going to look at the clearances through the experience of one community, the Argyll village of Arichonan, the site of one of the most infamous Highland Clearance riots.



Arichonan Clearance Village, Argyll


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You can read about Arichonan and find more images here.



The music in the podcast:


The Mongrel- composed by Rab Woods, performed by The Woods Family.


Miss Hamilton- traditional, arranged by Rab Woods, performed by The Kings' Road. Buy the album here.


Lochanside- traditional, arranged by Rab Woods.


Out on the Ocean- composed and performed by Rab Woods. See the video here.


Doon the Brae- traditional, arranged by Rab Woods, performed by The Kings' Road. Buy the album here.





Thank you for listening to our podcast about Scotland!


Visit a Highland Clearance village on a private day tour from Oban with Imagine Alba's archaeologist guide. We'll take you off the beaten path to discover Scotland's history through Argyll's clearance villages and other highlights, such as castles, stone circles and brochs. Get in touch today about a private day tour from Oban!




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