What are cottars?

Some articles on cottars:

Napier Commission
... of Inquiry into the Condition of Crofters and Cottars in the Highlands and Islands was a royal commission and public inquiry into the condition of crofters and cottars in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland ... of Inquiry Into the Condition of the Crofters and Cottars in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, in 1884 ...
Lowland Clearances
... Thousands of cottars and tenant farmers from the southern counties of Scotland migrated from farms and small holdings they had occupied to the new ... John Cockburn of Ormiston, for example, displaced cottars to the outskirts of his new ranch ... replacement of part-time labourer / subtenants (known as cottars, cottagers, or bondsmen) with full time agricultural labourers who lived either on the main farm or in ...
On Fire (The Cottars Album)
... The second CD released by Cape Breton's Celtic quartet, The Cottars ... It was recorded at Lakewind Sound Studios in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and distributed by Warner Music ...
Mingulay - History and Culture - Evacuation
... grazing land on Vatersay was raided by landless cottars from Barra and its isles, including three families from Mingulay ... duties as a landowner and that "long indifference to the necessities of the cottars had gone far to drive them to exasperation" ... much more primitive than St Kilda, especially as regards the cottars' and crofters' houses", suggesting that the lack of a permanent landing was of ...
Scottish Agricultural Revolution
... rural economy, the land being worked by the cottars on the centuries-old runrig system of subsistence farming ... becoming known as the Lowland Clearances, when hundreds of thousands of cottars and tenant farmers from central and southern Scotland were, in many cases, forcibly moved from the farms and small holdings they ... villages built by the landowners such as John Cockburn of Ormiston to house the displaced cottars on the outskirts of the new ranch-style farms, or to the new industrial centres of Glasgow ...