Hallaig, Clearance Village on Raasay, Scotland
Deserted "Clearances" village of Hallaig on the Isle of Raasay in Scotland. This is one of the most famous villages left empty by landowners evicting tenants in favor of sheep farming in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Hallaig is also a famous poem by Sorley MacLean. It was originally written in Scottish Gaelic and has been translated into both English and Lowland Scots. A recent translation (2002) was made by Seamus Heaney, an Irish Nobel Prize winner.