Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin,...
, Meaning and History. A book on the origin, meaning and history
of Scottish surnames. The core of this work is a listing of
over 8000 names, each with a concise history and cross-references.
It should serve as a tool for genealogists, historians, or anyone
with a general interest in Scotland.
Highlanders A People and Their Place
Right across the world there are people who think of themselves
as Scottish Highlanders, people who, though they may be separated
from Scotland's hills and glens by many thousands of miles and
several generations, still identify with this remote locality
on the western edge of Europe. What is the truth behind the
many myths surrounding the Highland past? Who were the Scottish
Highlanders and where did they come from? What part did they
play in Scotland's evolution as a nation state? How did Highlanders
become one of the most widely-dispersed peoples on Earth? And
why do the Scottish Highlands still matter so much to men and
women who, quite frequently, have never ever seen the landscapes
which feature so evocatively in so many of their songs of exile?
This book begins in North America and ends in Uist and Lewis.
It takes the reader to Iona, Morvern, Argyll, Islay, Perthshire,
Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, Skye, Lochaber, Inverness and Sutherland.
It also take the reader to Donegal and Antrim. It introduces
you to the people of the Scottish Highlands, to the sort of
men and women, past and present, whose fierce attachment to
their Gaelic language and their Celtic heritage ensured the
survival of so much of what makes the Scottish Highlands special
still. Scotland People.
and Society in Scotland: 1914 to the Present Day
Throughout this volume emphasis is placed on the identity and
distinctiveness of Scotland in terms both of its institutions
and the social values of the Scottish people.
Century of the Scottish People, 1830-1950
A reprint of T.C. Smout's account of the Scottish people, from
History of the Scottish People, 1560-1830.
The Island and Its People
This is the story of a Scottish island as it has never been
told before. While many books on the Hebrides are a litany of
agricultural statistics and population movements, this is the
story of the landlords, tacksmen, cottars and others who actually
lived on or visited the island of Mull. It is based on research
into a vast archive of rarely seen or previously unknown documents,
particularly the original correspondence of the principal families,
Macleans and Maclaines. In this book Jo Currie relates how the
emigration that led to the disappearance of most of the island's
native population during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
did not follow the pattern of clearance seen in other parts
of the country. It was instead caused by the long deterioration
in relationships between the gentry, the 'half gentry' and commoners
and the inexorable forces of economic change during these centuries.
This is the first serious history ever written of one of the
most beautiful and most visited of Hebridean islands and is
the product of fifteen years' research. It is lavishly illustrated
with a wealth of previously unpublished pictures. The result
is one of the most important books on Hebridean history yet
written, told throughout with humour and characterisation.
Your Scottish Ancestors: The...
Scottish Record Office, National Archives Of Scotland. This
guide provides an authoritative survey of the vast range of
material held in the Scottish Record Office, records of Scottish
national and local government, Scottish churches, law courts
and private families and businesses. Written in an accessible
style from the unique perspective of a custodian of the records,
it not only explains step by step how to research records of
births, marriages and wills, but also directs the reader to
a variety of other, less well-known sources containing valuable
genealogical information. Fully revised and updated, and containing
a new chapter on the General Register Office for Scotland, this
is the essential reference tool for anyone tracing Scottish
People and Places
Paisley, Scotland's largest town, has a rich and colourful history.
A powerhouse of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it was
home to some of Scotland's great industries, particularly weaving
and textiles. The renowned Paisley pattern has spread the town's
name around the globe. This new book explores Paisley's mighty
industrial history but also looks at its people at work and
play, and explores the town's great buildings and significant
events over more than a century of change. Scotland People.
Your Scottish Ancestry:...Internet
and Traditional Resources.
Do You Think You Are?
this book is a jargon-free idiot's guide to tracing your family
history. Light in tone, sometimes funny, often moving, and aimed
at absolutely everyone, the book combines both stats and pub
facts, with very real emotions as people discover the heroes
and villains in their family's past. Rather than a dry 'how
to' guide though, this book is inclusive, non-patronising and
lively, and emphasises the human and emotional side to this
popular pastime. Each of us are a part of history. And each
of us has a story that in microcosm creates the epic ebbs and
flows of British history. Like the TV series, the book will
enthuse and inspire the reader to join in the process that enables
us to say as individuals who we think we are, and as a nation,
what makes our country what it is. This basic essential information
is brought to life by pull-out boxes on our favourite celebrities
as they trace their family trees back over the last couple of
hundred years - such as Meera Syal's story: 'From Dudley to
Delhi'. Within the text are pull-out 'Did you know?' facts on
everything from the pasts of well-known celebrities to our make-up
as a nation.