The Making of a Scottish Landscape
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During the later 18th century, in an age of Enlightenment rationalism, Scotland was swept by a craze for the 'improvement' of both rural areas and the built environment. This book reveals how the landscape of Moray was redesigned, with lochs drained, new crops sown and labouring families rehoused in new villages with greater convenience and comfort. Barrett examines the principles behind these changes and considers why landowners were able to impose them with almost no dissent from their tenants.