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Annie completed her MA (Hons), MSc by Research and PhD in Scottish history at the University of Edinburgh, focussing her research on the modern history of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Her particular interest has been in landed estates and their aristocratic owners and management, especially when faced with the challenges of land reform from the 1870s. She has also worked on a number of collaborative projects with scientists, water engineers, practising doctors and design specialists, looking at areas as diverse as the impact of river morphology on social history and the history of healthcare provision in the Highlands. Her current major research project is to examine the imperial dimension of Scottish and Irish landed aristocrats, their estate management, responses to land reform and the nature of imperial governance. She maintains side interests in springer spaniels and the history of the steam plough.
2009 Academic consultant for BBC Who Do You Think You Are?
2005 Expert guest on BBC Radio Scotland Past Lives programme
2010 The Sutherland Estate, 1850-1920: aristocratic decline, estate management and land reform (Edinburgh University Press, June 2010).
2012 ‘Turmoil among the Crofters: Evander McIver and the ‘Highland Question’, 1873-1903,’ Agricultural History Review (forthcoming: 2012).
2012 ‘After the Clearances: Evander McIver and the ‘Highland Question’, 1835-73’, co-authored with Professor Eric Richards, Rural History, 23:1 (2012).
2012 ‘They sow the wind, they reap the whirlwind:’ estate management in the post-clearance Highlands, c. 1815-c. 1900’, Northern Scotland, 3 (2012).
2012 ‘Highland estate management and mapping: holdings at Golspie, Sutherland, c.1870-c.1920,’ Scottish Archives, 17 (2012), co-written with Dr Carolyn Anderson.
2011 ‘Actual pinching and suffering’: estate responses to poverty in Sutherland, 1845-1886,’ Scottish Historical Review, 90 (2011).
2010 ‘The system of landlordism supreme:’ David Lloyd George, the 5th Duke of Sutherland and Highland land sales, 1898-1919,’ British Scholar, vol. 3 (2010).
2009 ‘The Iron Duke:’ land reclamation and public relations in Sutherland, 1868 – 1895,’ Historical Research, vol. 82, No. 216 (2009).
2008 ‘The Sword of Avenging Justice:’ Politics in Sutherland after the Third Reform Act’, Rural History, 19:2 (2008).
2007 ‘Who Owns History: Archivists or Users? The Sutherland Estates Papers: a case study,’ Scottish Archives, 13 (2007), co-written with Olive Geddes, (National Library of Scotland).