01/06/07: North Assynt - an ancient landscape
This is part of the North Assynt landscape, scene of a rather ruthless clearance but now part of the North Assynt Crofting Association. The estate was in the hands of the Vesty family until the latter part of last century when it came up for sale. Unfortunately,as is sometimes the case with such buy-outs, the current owners really don't know howbest to use the land, housing and assets to the best advantage and the quality of the land is going down. Sad to say, this was the usual reason why many of the clearances took place 150 years ago.