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History lesson

Lovely spot.....but of a bit of history lesson tinged with hardship/sadness. Interesting & well... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
GrandadScotland
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Huntly, United Kingdom
Thought provoking.

Beautiful statue in a thought provoking situation. Very moving that the woman is looking back... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2018
Tina M
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Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

Lovely spot.....but of a bit of history lesson tinged with hardship/sadness. Interesting & well worth the visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GrandadScotland
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Beautiful statue in a thought provoking situation. Very moving that the woman is looking back towards the village with a look of longing while the man is looking to the sea with an expression of trepidation. A fitting tribute to all those who were brave...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tina M
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

All the information regarding The Clearances is available on line. Yet another example of the cheapness of life. One hopes that they found a better life & future in Canada.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandra L
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Situated at the edge of the park above the harbour, and bordering the main road, this is a lovely, and very moving statue that commemorates an incredibly sad period of Scottish history. The plaque provides the necessary words, but the determined look of the man...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Poignant memorial in a very beautiful setting, just remember to bring your coat as it is on the coast!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 447alistairr
Reviewed August 12, 2018

I am a lover of history, but didn't really know about this sad part of history, even though I'm pretty sure I had ancestors who went through it. Go visit, learn about the Emigrants and the strength of the survivors. It's worth the trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KarenandBeth
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Great to visit again once more. So lovely to see a bit of history overlooking the village. I have been visiting for years, but still like to come and see this and read the history of Helmsdale. The night we went was fantastic for some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank natpatwright
Reviewed July 31, 2018

A reminder of how fickle life was in days gone past. The woman turning to have a last look at her former home is very poignant. Easy parking there, but a few steps to climb to get there!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TheTrain546
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We positioned easy parking set in a lovely area to walk, tribute to those who emigrated from Scotland after being cleared from their land

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rob M
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Well situated statue that is easily accessible from either the path from the bridge or a short walk from TImespan museum. It tells the story of the emigrants that made their way to the various colonies during the highland clearances and is a poignant reminder...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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