The Assynt Crofter: Allan MacRae, A Life
by Judith Ross Napier
‘It’s Allan’s voice that’ll stick always in my mind – that and the way he could so forcefully put into words his belief – one he helped make real in Assynt – that croft lands should be owned and managed, not by lairds, not be externally controlled organisations of any kind, but by the crofting communities living on them’ – James Hunter
Some names are so closely linked with historical events that they almost become one and the same. One such is Allan MacRae, who, along with a small group of fellow crofters, led to victory the ground-breaking Assynt Crofters Trust land buy-out. Allan MacRae’s unique character was informed by the Highland Clearances, staunch Presbyterianism and, extraordinarily, the London music hall.
Judith Napier’s well researched biography explores the life of a remarkable man, stonemason, orator, athlete, campaigning writer, but above all a crofter who cared deeply for his beloved Assynt.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Acair Limited, 2018
Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.1 x 21.5