@fitheach I was unaware of the Highland Clearances until I visited the Western Isles last summer (and then got into the wonderful Peter May Lewis trilogy and reading about the history of the area). May's book 'Entry Island' is about the clearances.
Once I was aware, I was surprised English people were given such a (seemingly) warm welcome.
I don't know Peter May's books.
The perpetrators were just as often others Scots. Particularly unjust were the actions of clan chiefs who overnight became landowners and immediately moved people, forcibly, to the coasts or overseas.