Tour a lost Highland settlement destroyed during Clearances

Perhaps up to 2,000 people lived in the part of the Highlands in the early 1800s. Today, barely a handful call it home.

Now a settlement destroyed during the Highland Clearances has been brought back to life in an impressive digital visualisation that takes viewers to the heart of the township of Caen for a glimpse of everyday life before it vanished in the early 19th Century.

Caen sits in the strath of Kildonan around a mile from Helmsdale. These lands were farmed for more than 6,000 years but radical changes led by the Marquess of Stafford, later the Duke of Sutherland, stripped the strath of the majority of its people between 1813 and 1819.

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