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A Better Life. A Portrait of Highland
Women in Nova Scotia

Highland Women in Nova Scotia

An exploration of the traditions and experiences in the lives of Highland Scottish women, in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and in the eastern counties of Nova Scotia where so many settled. Oral accounts obtained from descendants, enriched by written sources - precious archival collections and rare books - offer insight into the influences central to the cultural, religious, working, caring and devotional lives of Highland women: the dreams and realities of a better life in Nova Scotia. A Better Life: A Portrait of Highland Women in Nova Scotia.


Women of the Highlands. The Highlands of Scotland are an evocative and mysterious land, cut off from the rest of Scotland by mountains and developing as a separate country for hundreds of years. Epitomising the 'sublime' in philosophical thought of the eighteenth century, the Highlands have been a source of inspiration for poets and writers of all descriptions. Katharine Stewart takes us to the heart of the Highlands with this history of the women who shaped this land. From the women of the shielings to the Duchess of Gordon, from bards to conservationists, authors to folk-singers, Women of the Highlands examines how the culture of the Highlands was created and passed down through the centuries, and what is being done to preserve it today. Women of the Highlands.

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