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Scots also want a Royal apology

Now that the Queen has acknowledged the wrongs done to Irish people, can we expect any time soon a similar recognition for the ethnic cleansing of the Highlands and Islands during the Clearances?

The evictions lasted for more than 100 years and many of the tyrannical landlords and clan chiefs were sitting members in the House of Commons or the House of Lords.

The expulsion of the people was, in many instances, perpetrated by landlords who had been knighted by the royal family.

My ancestors were evicted and landed in a dense Canadian forest having survived a tempestuous Atlantic voyage. Do we not merit an apology? Or are we, in the eyes of the British establishment, less-worthy than the Irish?




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