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Directory for Airdrie, Scotland UK

 
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1850-1920
Posted by webmaster on March 12 2005

The enormous growth in population was not due to high birthrate, but instead due to an influx of residents from the Highlands and predominantly Ireland. This followed the Potato famine of the mid 1840’s and also reflected the change from cottage industry to heavy industry in the area. Most of the Irish immigrant population were involved with mining and labouring.

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