North Coast Diaries, by Frank Bardgett, subtitled 'Strathy at the time of the Great War'
Published by Birlinn in 2006, 206 pages. Paperback (N3455)
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Youngson also kept a diary, and his diaries provide a valuable insight into Strathy's society, outlining the growing prosperity, as well as continuing tensions and inequality between landed estate owners and small crofters. His accounts give evidence of a growing grass-roots democracy, existing alongside the deference given to class, wealth and status. Covering the years 1911, 1912, 1915 and 1919, his records also span the time of the First World War and its influence on a Highland community, and offer a fascinating glimpse into Scottish social history a century ago.....
Between 1909 and 1930, Alexander Youngson lived and worked as a minister in the remote Highland community at Strathy, on the very northernmost coast of Scotland (some 20 miles west of Thurso).