The Future of the Highlands

From 1953 to 1966, the W.F.A. provided grant and/or loan assistance for the pur ase of ninety-four inshore boats in the Highlands and Islands, involving a sum of over £800,000, equivalent to 12 per cent of the total of grant-and-loan ...

Author: Derick S. Thomson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000435393

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Originally published in 1968, this book gave a rounded picture of some of the problems which were facing the Highlands of Scotland in the first half of the twentieth century. The contributors examined various aspects of the Highland problem and ways of solving it: how to develop productive industry, stabilize the population, encourage creative growth of community and support Gaelic culture and language. The book takes full account of the historical background, linguistic, literary and economic situation.

Shaping the Future

First of all Parliament had never agreed on a bill dividing the jurisdiction of the highlands between the municipalities that border it, and not at all up to the middle of the glaciers. The communities that border the highlands had, ...

Author: Trausti Valsson

Publisher: How the World will Change

ISBN: 1545015333

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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This book is an auto-biography of Trausti Valsson, an Icelandic architect, planner, theoretician and a professor of planning at the University of Iceland. It gives a personal account of what shaped planning and design in the world and in Iceland as he experienced it in his lifetime. Valsson e.g. tells about his personal encounter with Ian McHarg, Buckminster Fuller and Christopher Alexander. Early TV started working on a future plan for Iceland, consisting, for example, of roads connecting Iceland´s settlements, across the Central Highlands. He also started an overlay mapping project, mapping both the hazard- and resource areas of the country, which created a basis for his Iceland-Plan proposals. Work on this he continued at Berkeley and at the University of Iceland as he started teaching there in 1988. Many of his articles and books deal with this subject. In 1980 Valsson started his PhD studies in Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley, California. In the philosophical section of his dissertation he presented his argument that the Western, mechanistic worldview was the underlying cause for today´s alienation, and that more holistic and integrative schemes were inherent in Eastern worldviews. TV´s dissertation is called A Theory of Integration for Design and Planning – Based on the Concept of Complementarity (1987). In 1988 – a year after Valsson returned to Iceland – he got an associate professor position in planning at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Iceland, and later a tenured professor position. The last part of this book describes Valsson’s 27 years at the University. The title of this present book: Shaping the Future – Ideas – Planning – Design, reflects how wide Valsson´s field of his operation has been.

Ozark Ouachita Highlands Assessment

Preface Change is evident across the Ozark and Ouachita Highlands . ... Assessment reports emphasize those conditions and trends most likely to have some bearing on the future management of the region's three national forests — the Mark ...




Category: Air quality


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Highland Resistance

The breakthrough of an independent Labour party was still some way in the future.In the Highlands, particularly, the Liberals enjoyed a wide measure of popular support. This support, allied to the agitation of the radicals outwith ...

Author: Iain Fraser Grigor

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1849890447

Category: History

Page: 324

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Highland Resistance takes as its subject the record of land-centred (and by implication culture- and nationality- centred) conflict in the Highlands of Scotland during the two and a half centuries since the Jacobite rising of 1745. The book tells the story of anti-landlord agitation and direct-action land-raiding from the great sheep-drives in Sutherland at the end of the eighteenth century, on through the anti-eviction resistance that characterised the worst years of the notorious Clearances, and on again by way of the huge crofters’ agitation of the 1880s to continuing inter-war raiding and reform and the last great land-grab at Knoydart in the 1940s. By setting this record in its context Highland Resistance shows its continuing political and cultural importance to our own times, as Scotland and her reborn parliament enter a new century and a new millennium. The principal arguments of Highland Resistance are that there is a long and deep anti-landlord tradition in the Highlands; that this tradition has been under-pinned with an identity that can justly be identified as one of agrarian and cultural radicalism and nationalism; and that this tradition in one form or another lives on today, with a sharp and controversial resonance for the Highlands, and Scotland, of tomorrow.

Ecology and Natural Resource Development in the Western Highlands of Cameroon Issues in Natural Resource Management

This study also aims at advocating sustainable soil, water and vegetation conservation and management since the survival of future generations in this dynamic highland can only be ensured if we halt the widespread deterioration of the ...

Author: Cornelius Mbifung Lambi

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 995661548X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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The densely populated Bamenda Highlands of Cameroon remains one of the regions with the greatest land degradation problems in the country. Factors responsible for this include climate change, the hilly nature or topographic layout of the land, and human interference through overgrazing, destructive agricultural practices and the impact of deforestation. This detailed study of resource management and its ecological challenges in the Bamenda Highlands, stresses an important link between falling food output and soil deterioration. While most areas in this predominantly agricultural region enjoy food abundance, the inhabitants of high-density infertile, rugged mountainous areas are forced to resort to double cropping and intensified land exploitation that leave little room for soil regeneration. The population problem in relation to land degradation is infinitely more complicated than the region's sheer ability to produce enough food supply. The authors make a strong case for a delicate balance between human agency and environmental protection in this highly populated and physically challenging region where land is a precious resource and land conflicts are common.

MidAtlantic highlands streams assessment final report

We now have a baseline of the condition of Mid-Atlantic Highland streams we can use to chart our progress in the future. We have a scorecard of current conditions and a way to generate future report cards on the condition of Highland ...


Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428901973



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The Highland Monthly

Cornish the old present is now a future tense , and we might infer that Pictish was tending that way when it was swallowed up by Gaelic , which might thus be hastened in its change from present to future in this tense inflection .





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Gonds of the Central Indian Highlands

... have remained to become the background of their future life . They have participated in a highland and forest economy from the earliest times . They , therefore , possess a unique experience of the growth of highland economy .

Author: Behram H. Mehta

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company



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