Talk: Insurrection: Scotland’s Famine Winter [Dingwall]
- ARCH Highland
25 February 2020, Starts: 19:30
Insurrection: Scotland’s Famine Winter
Talk by Professor James Hunter
Dingwall Community Centre. Organised by ARCH. Suggested donation £3.
James Hunter, Emeritus Professor of History at UHI, talks about his new book which tells the story of the crisis arising from the loss to blight of Scotland’s 1846 potato crop. In the Hebrides there was starvation and death. And all around the Moray Firth from Aberdeenshire to Caithness – not least in Inverness, Beauly, Avoch, Dingwall, Evanton and Invergordon – people rose up in often violent protest at the soaring cost of the oatmeal that now replaced potatoes as their basic foodstuff.