As the story I had the pleasure of reviewing recently, I think "Rock and Hawk" is a marvellous work. There is so much evident work and detail and thought and care poured into the story, and it makes one seamless, natural whole.
I really love the fact that you explore in great detail the misunderstandings that exist between races, or between genders, or even just between different personalities; that you don't just pass over it as given. The so differing views of Dwarves on the standing of women and of social classes was especially fascinating: it was as if Men represented the historical facts of our own time, whereas Dwarves brought in the alternate, fantastic element.
The landscape is described beautifully, and you're right, the parallels with the wilds of Scotland are quite fitting, for your setting in place, and perhaps even in time (and I like your vocabulary lists - very educational; even if I knew some words, it was nice to have succinct definitions for all of them
May I ask you to compose a character list for this story, as well? When the refugees arrived, I fear I began to lose track of the cast, especially as there far too many people beginning with "H"