What kind of records, if any, are available for Ardnamurchan Parish, specifically Moidart, pre-1800? My ancestors came from there, but I have only been able to trace their arrival on Prince Edward Island (St. John's Island at the time) in 1790.
The best reference I have found so far is a book called "Travels in the Western Hebrides" which says of the Clanranald chief was:
"a sensible and sprightly man, and of tolerable disposition, but that a set of interested men had prevailed on his easy disposition, and that he had turned out or evicted several hundred souls and given the farms to a few favourites. Those evicted were substantial farmers, not ousted by poverty, and having means to go abroad, preferred to do so rather than truckle down and have their children reduced to "Scallags.""
(that book is available for download on archive.org).