An t-Seann Dùthaich

by Tealsaidh Nic A' Phearsain

Image provided by VisitScotland/ Jakub Iwanicki


Seall sa Ghàidhlig

It is the connection between the land, the people, and the history that encompasses the Spirit of the Highlands - an invisible power driving us to the country that those who came before us cherished.

Seall sa Ghàidhlig

'The Spirit of the Highlands', it is woven with unknown secrets: a film on the surface of the water preventing one from seeing the bottom to the well of our past. My MacPherson ancestors came from Inverness. They must have come from the dark, craggy forests of Badenoch before that. What they experienced or witnessed during the times of hardship we do not know. They were common people: Alexander MacPherson, a weaver in Kingsmills; William, his son, also a weaver in Kingsmills, and his son, Duncan, a shoemaker, who emigrated to Canada in the 1830s. There he could be found in a small, log house beside Spring Creek, in Glengarry County, on land that belonged to his friend until he purchased land for his new family. He left the Highlands of Scotland to join a Gaelic community in Canada. It is the connection between the land, the people, and the history that encompasses the Spirit of the Highlands - an invisible power driving us to the country that those who came before us cherished.


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