Doesn't she remember that? Rather she would wallow in self-pity - I've yet to meet a supply teacher in rags - and stir up a more provocative and divisive retrospective in nationalistic solidarity with the Clearances.
What's the take-home message from her column? Children should be looking forwards not backwards. Practise what you preach.
(Dr) Peter Billingsley, Glenfoyle Cottage, Market Square, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire