John Alasdair Macdonald's PhD Research
I came back to learning in my late thirties, signing up for a part-time Scottish History degree at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) – and it turned out to be one of my best life decisions! A decade later (which also included a Masters in British Studies) and I'm now working 'hopefully' towards a PhD. During the final year of the Scottish History degree and throughout the British Studies Masters, I became particularly interested in the post-Culloden period of Highland history from 1746 until the end of the Seven Years' War in 1763 and I'm very fortunate that the Centre of History at UHI has given me the opportunity to continue my studies into this period through their PhD programme.
I think the best way I can offer a brief overview of my topic and research is to answer the most common questions I get asked by my family and friends: