Deserted cottages due to the Clearances?...

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The Shetland Clearances started in the 1820’s and occurred again in the 1870’s, when many thousands of people left the islands. However, not all the emigration was forced. During the 1840’s the potato blight (fungus) that hit Ireland and the Highlands also reached Shetland and the famine and poverty here was devastating.

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Alina Sbitneva on August 26, 2011

I've read about this disaster. Why no one lives here now?

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Heinz Peierl on August 27, 2011

Gefällt mir.

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Səməd on August 27, 2011

A fine shot! I liked.

Piotr Tworek on August 28, 2011

Beautiful picture !!

Greetings and best wishes from Poland

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Free Wheels
A dark and dusty corner of my mind

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    • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
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