Thoughts concerning the Highlands

This document provides some insight into the difficulties involved in enforcing the legislation designed to destroy the power of the clans. The Disarming Act of 1746 prohibited the carrying of weapons and the wearing of Highland dress, with heavy penalties for disobedience. However, the impact of the Act has been questioned, particularly in areas distant from garrisons.
Catalogue reference: SP 54/35/8B, pp. 46-7 (c.1746)

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