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Copy of tinted engraving by T. H. Wilson of Scarinish in 1886.

Tinted engraving of Scarinish in August 1886 by T. H. Wilson showing the tents of the marines who had landed to restore order among the crofters. (Copy of engraving in Filing Cabinet 8 drawer 3)

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Object Details

Other Number: G150

Tiree`s military invasion of 1886

Tinted engraving of Scarinish in August 1886 by T. H. Wilson showing the tents of 250 marines and 40 policemen who had been ordered to Tiree to restore order. Hostile crofters were rebelling against the unfair allocation of much needed land during a time of extreme poverty. Similar agitation throughout the Highlands resulted in the Crofters Act of 1886, which set fair rents and security of tenure.
Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs – G100-199
Current Location: normal location

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