I’m creating a little series about ‘the Crofters’ just for fun .
I love Scottish history and I’m currently learning about the Highland Clearances and the Crofters 🐓 .
The Scottish farming families were run out of their community farms to make way for big farms for Cow farming and pastoral farming – the leaders in the cities thought this would bring more profit into the city.
The Highland folk were unfortunately run out of their cottages and farms and forced to the coastal areas or even emigrated abroad.
The Crofters moved in and here is a little collection of paintings about life in the crofts.
I am going to eventually turn this into a little children’s book. 🐓
Hamish lived on Holyrood hill Hamish lived on Holyrood hill
He was a wee Highland coo
He had colourful hair and a cheeky smile
He was very much like you
Hamish was a special coo
His mammy told him so
He dreamed one day that he would FLY!
Oh the places he could go!
Im happy to present the first pages of my children’s book ‘The Wee Coo Who Flew’
This story is based in Edinburgh and is a motivational book aimed at 3-8 year olds. It’s about a wee Highland coo who had big dreams. He got past the haters and they watched him as his dream came true.
im currently locked in my art room making the artwork and today, Holyrood Hill Friends was born !
Im feeling a bit like Miss Potter .
I will be posting updates on this book journey and the friends I meet along the way. X