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From the Low Tide of the Sea to the Highest Mountain Tops

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In recent years, communities in the Scottish Highlands and Islands have taken ownership of more than half a million acres - an area equivalent to that of an English county like Nottinghamshire or West Yorkshire. In places long characterised by contracting economies and shrinking populations, this remarkable development has resulted in new homes, new businesses, greatly enh ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published February 2012 by The Islands Book Trust (first published January 1st 2011)

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Guido
Jul 23, 2012 Guido rated it really liked it
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I was hesitating to give this book 4 stars, but decided to do so on overall merit. It gives a good overview of the phenomenon of the community buy-out movement in the Highlands and Islands in the 20th and early 21st century. A detailed account of each buy-out, focusing on Gigha, Assynt, Harris and Eigg, also highlighting the problems currently bedeviling Pairc, Lewis. Following on from Jim Hunter's book "The Making of the Crofting Community", this is in fact the logical successor.

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James Hunter was born and brought up in Duror in North Argyll. He was educated at Duror Primary School, Oban High School and Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities.

He was the first director of the Scottish Crofters Union which he helped to establish as a highly effective pressure group with a substantial membership right across the crofting areas.

A journalist, broadcaster and writer, Hunter has publi
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