This isn't really a homesteading question, just sheep curiosity, but I thought someone here might know. I had dinner with an English couple a little while ago and the subject of Scottish history came up, specifically "the clearances". I'd never heard of this, but history was just about my worst subject at school. One of them said, "it was because of the sheep." And the other said "Yes, North Country Cheviots." Anyone know what they were talking about?