12 Fry, M. (2006) Wild Scots: Four Hundred Years of Highland History London: John Murray. Labour MP Brian Wilson called the book ‘A Clearances denial book’ and called Fry ‘a buffoon’. N.B. Most extant studies have focussed on the highland clearances. Tom Devine and others have argued, convincingly, in more recent years that significant clearances occurred in lowland Scotland. See Aitchison, P and Cassell, A. (2003) The Lowland Clearances: Scotland’s Silent Revolution Birlinn: Edinburgh, Devine, T. (2018) The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed, 1600-1900 London: Allen Lane..