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1

How did the Industrial Revolution encourage people to leave the Lowlands?

It created new jobs in more urban areas which previously were unavailable. For work, people left the lowlands to become employed in industrial jobs. For example, textiles, shipyards and mines.

2

Why did working conditions cause people to leave the Lowlands?

Working conditions in the Lowlands were terrible and danaging to workers heath. For example, poor lighting and ventilation in factories put workers at risk. Workplaces were also dangerous and lead to many deaths caused my machinary.

3

Why did wages encourage people to leave the Lowlands?

Low wages were common in the lowlands, however there was limited opportunity to change this in fear of unemployment due to complaints. For example in the 1830s there weren't trande unions around, so there wasn't a way to improve working conditions or wages.

4

How did Wolrd War One affect the Lowlands?

After World War One, less people were needed to make machinery that was to be used in battle, so many jobs were lost. For example there was a need for workers in shipyards and factories up until 1918, leading people to leave the lowlands after becoming unemployed.

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Why did housing conditions cause people to leave the Lowlands?

Poor housing was faced by many lowland Scots. Increases in population caused major overcrowding, poor quality buildings and poor sanitation. This caused the spread of diease. For example, many families lived in Single ends, with an average number of 5 per room.