Land raid

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"Land raiders" redirects here; for the 1969 film, see Land Raiders (film).

A land raid was a form of political protest in rural Scotland, primarily in the highlands.[1] Land raiders threatened to seize, or seized, land which they claimed had been unfairly taken from them or their forebears. Landowners, and the law, regarded the protests as a form of squatting.

Land raids were particularly common in the Hebrides, but some of the most prominent cases occurred on the mainland, for example in Wester Ross and in Sutherland.

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  1. ^ Robertson, Iain J.M. (2016). Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands After 1914: The Later Highland Land Wars. Routledge. ISBN 9781317108047.
  2. ^ Quinnell, Teàrlach. "The story of the Vatersay raiders". BBC. Retrieved 18 September 2017.