Tom Devine speaks to Allan Little at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Clearances of the 18th and 19th centuries helped shape the nation we know today, but historians have struggled to define what happened. Scotland’s leading historian, Sir Tom Devine, brings us The Scottish Clearances, his authoritative, readable and even-handed account. In this 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival event, chaired by BBC journalist Allan Little, he sets the record straight, conjuring the voices of the dispossessed and exploding myths about this defining period for Scotland and its people.

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