Dava Croft

Kevin Skinner

Joined September 2008

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The Dava Moor has always been a very special place for me. It has history, beauty, desolation, wide open spaces, and it is typically Scottish. This part of the Dava lies within the Cairngorm National Park on the northern boundary.
This is an old abandoned Croft high on the Dava, just off the road and on an isolated hillock. Just one of many empty shells that lie in testiment to days past and a reminder of when the land had to be worked to provide a living with a story behind each stone.
The Scottish Highlands (and Lowlands) were covered with crofts just like these until the infamous Land Clearances swept through Scotland in the 19th Century. Many crofters were evicted from the lands and then scattered to all corners of the globe (many of the Highlanders found there homes in Canada and USA). Many Crofts were torn down and their stones used for Drystone Dykes, which mark territories between the landowners and sub-divided the land for sheep farming.

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