Eminent historian delivers Island Book Trust talk

Eric Richards will talk on the subject later this month

Eric Richards will talk on the subject later this month

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The Islands Book Trust is delighted to host a talk by Eric Richards, one of the most eminent historians of the Highlands and Islands.

Titled ‘Highland Estate Factors in the Age of the Clearances’, Mr Richards’ talk will refer not only to Partick Sellar and the Sutherland Clearances, but also to the notorious activities of Donald Munro, Chamberlain of the Lews under Sir James Matheson for many years.

Eric Richards is Professor of History at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, and is Visiting Professor at the University of the Highlands and Islands this summer.

He is a well-known historian, author of best-selling classic books such as ‘The Highland Clearances’ and an award-winning biography of Patrick Sellar.

The talk will be held in The County Hotel, Stornoway, on Tuesday, August 26th, at 7.30pm.