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The Making of a Scottish Landscape - Morays Regular Revolution John R. Barrett

The Making of a Scottish Landscape - Morays Regular Revolution

John R. Barrett

Published February 2nd 2015
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395 pages
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** This electronic edition includes 14 black-and-white illusrrations and 36 colour photographs **The Making of a Scottish Landscape: Morays Regular Revolution explores the making of the Moray countryside and offers an intimate portrait of people inMore** This electronic edition includes 14 black-and-white illusrrations and 36 colour photographs **The Making of a Scottish Landscape: Morays Regular Revolution explores the making of the Moray countryside and offers an intimate portrait of people in the landscape on the distant shoulder of northeast Scotland. The Making of the Scottish Landscape traces the progress through Moray of the craze for Improvement that swept through Scotland during the later eighteenth century. Morays landowners applied Enlightenment rationalism to agricultural practice and the rural environment. The countryside was redesigned: from the fertile farmland of the coastal Laich of Moray, to the rugged highland whisky country of Strathavon and Strathspey. Lochs were drained and bogs reclaimed. Fieldscapes were replanned. New crops were sown and new farming traditions took root. Naked moorland was clothed with forestry, or colonised by doughty settlers. Meanwhile, a Great Rebuilding regularised built environments to a neoclassical template, establishing new vernacular styles and a revolution in domestic comfort and convenience.Morays landhungry husbandmen were willing recruits to their lairds regular revolution- and even among landless cottars - displaced from traditional townships, transplanted to new villages, and proletarianised as agricultural labourers - there was scarcely a murmur of dissent.** This electronic edition includes 14 black-and-white illusrrations and 36 colour photographs **