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Hill and marginal grazings
Clearance for livestock
Sheep, shelters etc
main image Drove roads from north-west Scotland
Drove roads were special routes on which cattle could be moved from the Highlands and Islands to the Lowlands and England, where they were fattened and sold for slaughter. As far as possible the routes kept to unenclosed uplands but were defined by walls in cultivated districts.

The last cattle were transported in this fashion in the early 20th century. By this time, railways and steam ships offered a quicker, less tiring alternative.

This map was adapted, with additions, from A.R.B. Haldane's map, which also showed routes from north-east Scotland and through Galloway and the Borders.

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