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clachan

A small village or hamlet in Scotland or Ireland.
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In the guidebook accompanying An Clachan, a clear romantic link was made between the contemporary Highlands and the Jacobite past:
An Clachan was thus designed as a way of experiencing that lost world, 'for the curious to reconstitute in the imagination that byegone state by seeing its still-surviving domestic features represented at an Exhibition and by reading of those other features--tribal, feudal, predatory, or martial--which for some centuries, more manifestly distinguished the Gael from the Lowlander.
74) To the Highland community in Glasgow, An Clachan became more than a mere pastiche created for passive consumption by others, such as the comment that 'the informal ceilidhs of an evening in the Clachan are much enjoyed.
As well as being a portrayal of the past, An Clachan was designed as a demonstration that the future for the Highlands lay in developing a craft industry.