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On Emigration and the State of the Highlands
Appendix Q.

From the area of introducing sheep-stocks, a very great challenge is the dispositions of the people. Till then they showed no predilection for a seafaring life.

Within these last thirty years, especially since sheep stocks have been introduced, it is remarked that a number of people from this district have become sailors: but it appears that necessity, not choice, has been the cause.’—Statistical Account of Scotland.

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