The contests and debates around economic diversification (in particular industrial schemes) in the Highlands during the late 19th and 20th centuries are evident in some form in current discussions over the current and future course of development in the area. Focusing on aluminium production in the Highlands, this lecture explored this subject in relation to the economic, environmental, and social ramifications of industrial development in peripheralised regions. It also examined the collective and individual motivations of those involved.
This event was part of the [email protected] programme.
Dr Andrew Perchard, University of Strathclyde