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What is a tartan?

Tartan is a word that means “a patterned cloth consisting of criss=crossed, horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors”. Tartans were first made of woven wool, but are made of several other materials. Tartan is the traditional, regional dress of the Highlands...

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Scots Emigrate to America

Many Highlanders made the decision to emigrate to America.  There was unrest between people and government. Many people had trouble paying land taxes, quitrents.  There was also widespread poverty. The Highland Clearance forced Scots off their land to make room for a...

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