Re: Scotland - Put up or shut up
Ah Prebble, the great communist historical novelist. Little basis in fact as it happens. The highland clearances were largely perpetrated by moneyed Scots against the peasant population, whether gaelic or english speaking. The English were not really much to do with it. Just like those great myths of rebellion, where it was largely Scot against Scot, albanach against sassenach, highlander against lowlander, money against skint, Titles against nobodies.
Historical novels - that most dangerous of arts. Fairy stories dressed up as fact. You might as well start quoting Robert Graves, Gore Vidal or James Michener. And Salmond is just another. Without the novel yet. But I'm sure it'll come.