Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Napier Report

Interesting story on BBC Scotland online about the 1884 Napier Report which exhaustively studied Scotland's crofting communities. The University of the Highlands and Islands has scanned the report's four volumes and appendices and put them online. Crucially, the Napier Commission's findings helped frame the Crofters' Holdings (Scotland) Act of 1886, the first significant piece of legislation passed by the fledgling Scottish Office.

You can read the BBC story by clicking here, or you can download the report by clicking here.


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