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Why was there a raise in the birth rate in Scotland between 1831-1931
People began getting married at younger ages and so they had larger families. Also food became more varied so people were healthier and stronger. Improvments in the conditons of the towns and better medcines meant more children survived.
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Why was there a higher life expectancy?
The life expectancy increased, people started to have smaller familes in the towns because the laws stopped children from working
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What caused the rise in population in Scotland in 1831-1931?
Was caused by the migration of the Irish due to tge potatoe famine. The irish fled over to the west of Scotland to get out of poverty and starvation
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Why did the Highlanders immigrate?
Through the 1800s thousands of Scottish highlanders left their crofts(SMALL FARMS) and went to live in towns and to move abroad. They also left due to the push and pull factors
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Why was there a big demand for coal in the 1830s and 1930s?
Because of the growth of of the iron and steal industries, the railways, steam power and the use of gas growing in the towns and cities.
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name 4 types of people who worked in the mines.
'hewers' cut coal with a hand pick, 'bearers' carrying coal in baskets up ladders on their backs, 'drawers' pulled coal in small trucks, 'trappers' were boys who opened trap doors to ventilate the shafts
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