Blackburn: The Story of West Lothian's Cotton and Coal Town. History Of Blackburn. Painstakingly researched over the course of 11 years, Sibyl Cavanagh's "Cotton and Coal: The Making of Blackburn 1760-2005" is a comprehensive account of the development of a town that has played a part in the history of some of the industries most key to Scotland's development. From the sugar trade, to textile manufacture, to mining, each was once intrinsic to Blackburn's existence, and each was shed in turn, while Blackburn endured. Cavanagh chronicles each development in the town's history with absolute clarity and thoroughness.
West Lothian: An Illustrated Architectural Guide An illustrated architectural guide to West Lothian, the 17th-century garden of Scotland. The book covers chateaux, Hopetoun House, the House of the Binns, Blackness Castle and Linlithgow Palace. Mining, paraffin, iron-working, timber-trading and shoe-making were principal industries of the area.
Linlithgow: Life and Times With obvious affection, Wallace Lockhart connects the rich history of Linlithgow with the warmth and vitality that presently illuminates it. A deep and unforced knowledge borne of living as an adopted son of the town for almost forty years and thorough research, including conversations with many of those who make up the spirit of what Linlithgow is today, shines through in this heartfelt homage to "a town with a soul".
and Lothians (Ordnance Survey... This Pathfinder guide covers
Scotland's beautiful capital city and the surrounding area -
a region of varying landscapes, which includes coastline, moorland,
rural countryside which is reminiscent of the gentle scenery
of the Borders, and hillwalks that afford fantastic views. The
28 walks in this title will enable the walker to enjoy the very
best of the Lothian region, from the charming stroll through
Edinburgh's Old and New Towns and the bracing ascent of Arthur's
Seat, to North Berwick Law, with its fine views over the Bass
Rock and the Firth of Forth to the idyllic River Almond. The
routes feature many of the most exciting and unusual historical
and geological highlights of the area, the Lammermuir Hills,
Roslin Glen, Gamalshiel Castle, the Pentland Ridge and the Forth
Bridges. Each walk is devised with an easy-to-follow route description,
fascinating background and historical detail and recommendations
for points of interest and highlights.
and Lothians Holy Corners This is a local search for God
in the holy places of Edinburgh and Lothians. The first section
deals with the past, touring the stones, statues, spires, churches
and ancient monuments which crowd the city and its surroundingss.
It is an appreciation of the people whose collective efforts
over the centuries have moulded the spiritual heritage of the
Lothians of Scotland today, the women and men of faith, the
city fathers, the architects and the artists, the saints and
even the sinners.
Explore Berwick-upon-Tweed: No. 2... Enjoy exploring Berwick
with the help of this guide. See the quayside, then search for
the hidden and creepy Sallyport. Take a tour of the Town Hall
and test your strength lifting the iron keys and chains in the
old top floor gaol. Walk round the famous 400 year old walls
or visit a farm trail and see the animals. You can read about
local strongman, Jimmy Strength, and find out why the town built
special houses for ice. And what were the Berwick Waits waiting
for? All the family can try the Quick Quiz questions and the
Twenty Questions page (all the answers are given). And there's
a list of other places to visit, all close to Berwick.
Lothians and the Borders... This work is part of the "Exploring
Scotland's Heritage" series which provides an introduction
to the archaeological heritage of Scotland. Each book tells
the story of one part of Scotland, tracing human impressions
on the landscape from World War II relics back to the earliest
pioneer days of settlement. The details are filled in by a gazetteer
of interesting and well-preserved monuments. This volume looks
at the Edinburgh, Lothian and Border regions, examining their
heritage which reflects their economic and political importance
for over 5000 years. There are many forts, castles and Border
abbeys, with royal palaces contrasting with modest dovecotes
and market crosses.
in Early Modern Scotland:... James' VI's Demonology and
the North Berwick Witches. King James' treatise was written
at a period of dramatic change in Scottish witchcraft and after
a period of intense prosecution in Scotland. It was republished
in England in the year of James' accession to the English throne.
This book offers a modernized, glossed and fully annotated edition
of the "Daemonologie", the pamphlet "Newes from
Scotland" and of manuscript material related to the trials
of the North Berwick witches not available previously on print
or only in early 19th-century editions. A substantial introduction
reviews the importance of the trials in the last decade of the
16th century in Scotland, places them in the context of Renaissance
thought and culture, and locates the King's treatise in the
context of the contemporary demonological discussion to which
the "Daemonologie" provided a useful introduction.
Full annotations are provided.
of the Sea: The Story of the... People of Eyemouth. An enthralling
account of the neglected story of disaster, courage, and determination
which took placxe in the town of Eyemouth during the 19the century.
Historians, genealogists, and anyone who enjoys a good read
will enjoy and learn from this wonderful book.
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