Twentieth-Century Crofting Schemes on Tiree & Coll
Shortly before and shortly after World War I some 103 new crofts were created on Tiree and 35 existing ones enlarged. This was a remarkable achievement. Their impact and legacy on the island has been wide ranging and long lasting. By contrast only 10 new holdings were created on Coll. Both islands are remarkably similar in geographical size. This book, for the first time, and in considerable detail, examines the land settlement schemes that created these holdings. It also explains the different experience between the two islands in terms of land settlement activity.
Bob Chambers, June 2016.
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