A clan was a mainly self-sufficient social, economic and political organisation governed by a chieftain and his close kin.
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In medieval Scotland, land holding was governed by a feudal system. The King held the land of Scotland from God and that land was apportioned out in a pyramidical structure, with the cottars at the base, occupying small portions of land and employed as hired labour. The farms were usually worked by several families in […]