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A Chronology of Significant Events in Scottish History
Updated 15 May 2013
Submitted by Alex McGregor (1998) with updates by Rick Roberts
This chronology of Scottish historic events includes entries for 7000 BC to 1955. We've included events which define the development of Scotland in an effort to help researchers understand the social, polical and ecomonic turns which affected our ancestors' lives and influenced their decisions. The list is not comprehensive nor is it complete -- new events are added from time to time.
AD1955..... The commission of inquiry into Crofting Conditions under Sir Thomas Taylor recommended a new permanent Commission which was duly set up in 1955. Charged with directing and developing crofting and administering grants and loans, it eventually concluded that traditional crofting tenure was obsolete and a barrier to progress. While retaining their preferential status, subsequent legislation has made crofts easier to purchase outright and to transfer. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland, Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1943..... More than 1,000 people were killed over two days in Clydebank and Southern Glasgow during the only sustained German Luftwaffe attack on Scotland during the Second World War
1937..... The largest ocean liner ever built, the Queen Elizabeth, was launched in Clydebank
1915..... Britain's worst train disaster took place near Gretna Green, south of Dumfries, 227 people killed
1911..... The Crofters' Commission was superseded by the Land Court and the Board of Agriculture. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1896..... Opening of the Underground Railway in Glasgow, it remains the only subway in Scotland. Constructed as a 6.5 mile circle route in 1896 it's trains were operated by cable. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1889..... County Councils established
1886..... The Crofters' Commission. The first permanent Crofters' Commission was set up following the Crofters' Holding Act of 1886. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1886..... The Crofters Holdings Act Passed. Following the report of the Napier Commission ( but ignoring most of it's recommendations), a Crofters' Holdings Bill was drawn up by Gladstone's government to meet the demands of the Highland Land Law Reform Association (Highland Land Leque) and to still the unrest in the crofting areas of the Highlands and Islands. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1885..... The Third Reform Act Passed, Secretary of State for Scotland Restored
1879..... Tay Bridge Disaster - (Bridge collapsed in storm taking a train with it, the enquiry revealed corners had been cut during construction to reduce costs
1872..... The Education Act Passed with Compulsory Education
1868..... The Second Reform Act Passed
1867..... The First Public Health Act Passed
1860..... Scotland hosted the first Open Golf Championship
1846..... Abolition of Trade and Merchant Privileges
1846..... The Potato Famine ( more severe economic and agricultural consequences in Ireland)
1845..... The Scottish Poor Law Passed
1844..... Isle of Lewis sold to James Matheson which led to a period of economic growth and prosperity. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1843..... The Disruption - 474 of 1203 ministers signed the Deed of Demission and formed the Free Church of Scotland. Within 50 years a movement for reunification of the church began. The splits finally healed in 1929 with the exception of minority Presbyterian dissent. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1837..... coronation of Queen Victoria (England) (reigned 1837 - 1901)
1833..... The Burgh Reform Act Passed
1832..... The First Reform Act Passed
1830..... William IV 1830 - 1837
1826..... Scotland's first commercial railway opened between Edinburgh and Dalkeith Completed
1822..... The Caledonian Canal Completed
1820..... The Radical War
1820..... George IV 1820 - 1830
1812..... The Steamdriven Boat The Comet first sailed
1801..... Blackband Ironstone Discovered by David Mushet
1801..... Symington's Steamboat, The Charlotte Dundas Sails
1799..... Serf Labour in Scottish Mines Abolished
1793..... Thomas Muir Sentenced to Deportation for Sedition
1790..... Forth and Clyde Canal Opened
1784..... Threshing Machine Invented by Andrew Meikle
1782..... Rotary Steam Engine Built By James Watt
1774..... The name "MacGregor" was proscribed by the privy council in 1603 due to conflict between the MacGregors and the Campbells, which the Campbells' were successful in winning. They were forced to adopt other names such as Murray, Graham, Stewart, Grrant and even Campbell. A later act pronounced death on anyone who had borne the name if they gathered in groups of more than four. Remarkably they fought under Montrose and this led to a relaxation on 1661. The surname was not fully restored until 1774. (source: Scottish Surnames & Families , by Donald Whyte, published 1996)
1769..... Steam Engine Patented by James Watt
1763..... Swing Plough invented by James Small
1760..... Founding of Carron Iron Works at Falkirk
1760..... George II dies
1760..... George III 1760 - 1820
1750..... The First Turnpike Act Passed
1748..... Heritable Jurisdictions Abolished
1747..... The Abolition of Secretary Of State Office
1746..... The beginning of the HIghland Clearances. As the Clan Chiefs grew rich on meat and wool, the people died of cholera and starvation or, evicted from the glens to make way for sheep, were forced to migrate to foriegn lands. (source: The Highland Clearances, by John Prebble, published 1969, reprinted 1996)
1746..... The Battle of Culloden. Their bellies empty, their leaders at odds, the ground ill-chosen, the Highlanders were ready targets for the Royal Artillery at Culloden. (recommended reading: Culloden, by John Prebble, published 1961, reprinted 1996)
1745..... The Forty-Five Rebellion, Jacobite Rising (Scottish victory at the Battle of Prestonpans; Jacobite Scottish army advance as far south as Derby but then retreat)
1736..... The Porteous Riots. John Porteous, the Captain of the Edinburgh Town Guard had fired on a rioting crowd the result being 30 dead protestors. He was tried and found guilty and sentenced to hang. On hanging day his sentence was postponed for six weeks by the crown. The result was that the crowd who had assembled to witness the hanging "lynched" John Porteous. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1727..... George I dies
1727..... George II 1727 - 1760
1725..... The Malt Tax and the Shawfield Riots
1715..... The Fifteen Rebellion, Jacobite Rising (the Jacobites fighting for the James Stuart (James VIII), "Old Pretender" as he was known by his detractors, were defeated at the Battle of Sheriffmuir)
1714..... Death of Anne
1714..... George I 1714 - 1727
1708..... Abolition of the Scottish Privy Council
1708..... French attempt Invasion of Scotland
1707..... Union of the English and Scottish Parliaments. Scotland formally united with England to form Great Britain. Although claimed to have been a peaceful and desired Union, it was met with riots in Edinburgh, and the Highlanders never wanted Union with England. It was, in effect, "steamrollered" onto the Scots by Queen Anne, and Scotland's larger neighbour to the south
1704..... Act of Security Passed
1702..... William III dies
1702..... Anne ( Daughter of James II) 1702 - 1714
1696..... The Passing of the Education Act
1694..... William III 1694 - 1702 ( without Mary II)
1692..... The Massacre of Glencoe. "You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels, the MacDonalds of Glencoe, and to put to the sword under seventy". This was the order ruthlessly carried out on February 13, 1692, when the Campbells slaughtered their hosts the MacDonalds at the Massacre of Glencoe. (source: Glencoe, by John Prebble, published 1965)
1690..... Re-establishment of Presbyterianism
1690..... Battle of Cromdale. On May 1, 1690 General Thomas Buchan, in command of about 800 Highlanders loyal to James VII, suspected no trouble and camped on the open low ground near the village of Cromdale. In the night the Williamite troops under the command of Sir Thomas Livingston(e) "stumbled across the enemy at the end of an exhaustive full days march. Sir Thomas took the risk of fighting in an exhausted state to take advantage of the element of surprise. Gen Buchan's Highlanders, unprepared, mostly naked and poorly situated lost 300 of their number before morning and thus ended the two year campaign on behalf of James VII. This was the catalyst for the half century of Jacobite dissent. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1689..... William III ( II of Scotland) and Mary II 1689 - 1694
1689..... The Battle of Killiecrankie. Highlanders under leadership of "Bonnie Dundee" (John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee), defeats the Williamite (Government) forces of General Hugh MacKay. Dundee is killed in battle
1689..... The Battle at Dunkeld
1688..... James Renwick Executed
1687..... Three Letters of Indulgence
1685..... Charles II dies
1685..... James II 1685 - 1689 (James VII of Scotland)
1685..... Invasion by Earl of Argyle
1680..... The Sanquhar Declaration
1679..... Archbishop Sharp Murdered
1679..... The Battle of Drumclog
1679..... The Battle of Bothwell Bridge
1669..... The First Letter of Indulgence
1666..... The Pentland Rising
1661..... Restoration of Episcopacy
1660..... Charles II 1660 - 1685
1650..... 1650 - 1660 Period of Cromwellian rule. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1650..... James Graham, 5th Earl and 1st Marquis of Montrose, with a small contingient of men was defeated at Carisdale on April 27, 1650 while trying to take revenge for the executionof Charles I. Montrose escaped but was soon betrayed by Mcleod of Assynt for a bounty. Taken to Edinburgh he was sentenced to death by the Scottish Parliament without a trial, hanged then disembowled (visions of Brave Heart). His remains were given a proper tomb and monument in St Giles Edinburgh in 1888 (230 years later). (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1650..... Battle of Dunbar
1650..... The Battle of Worcester
1649..... Charles II 1649 - 1651
1649..... Charles I Executed
1648..... The Battle of Preston
1645..... Battle of Philiphaugh
1644..... The Battle of Marston Moor
1643..... Solemn League and Covenant
1640..... Second Bishop's War. Charles's peace collapses; the Scots Covenanting Army led by David Leslie shows force by marching on Newcastle
1639..... First Bishop's War. Charles calls a General Assembly, effectively abolishing the unpopular Scottish Bishops. Agreement is reached through the "Treaty of Berwick"
1638..... The National Covenant. A Protestant (mostly Lowland, later called Presbyterian) movement forms. The National Covenant. - Charles regards protests against the prayer book as treason, forcing Scots to choose between their church and the King. A "Covenant", swearing to resist these changes to the death, is signed in Greyfriars Church in Edinburgh. The covenant is accepted by thousands of Scots
1638..... Abolishment of Episcopacy
1637..... The Scottish Prayer Book. Charles attempts to further anglicise the Church of Scotland by introducing a new prayer book, which causes riots at St.Giles in Edinburgh. Jenny Geddes throws a cutty-stool in St. Giles in protest
1633..... Visit of Charles I to Scotland
1625..... James VI dies
1625..... Charles I 1625 - 1649. Charles I becomes King on the death of his father. Although born in Scotland, Charles had no interest in the country and dealt with Scottish affairs with even less tact than his father, causing discontent
1625..... Act of Revocation Passed
1618..... The Five Articles of Perth. James VI imposes Bishops on the Presbyterian Church of Scotland in an attempt to integrate it with the Church of England. This move was deeply unpopular with the Scots
1610..... Episcopacy established
1603..... The name "MacGregor" was proscribed by the privy council in 1603 due to conflict between the MacGregors and the Campbells, which the Campbells' were successful in winning. They were forced to adopt other names such as Murray, Graham, Stewart, Grrant and even Campbell. A later act pronounced death on anyone who had borne the name if they gathered in groups of more than four. Remarkably they fought under Montrose and this led to a relaxation on 1661. The surname was not fully restored until 1774. (source: Scottish Surnames & Families , by Donald Whyte, published 1996)
1603..... Union of the Crowns of England and Scotland. James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England, bringing about the Union of the Crowns. This was not an altogether welcome move in much of Scotland or England.
1603..... James I of England 1603 - 1625 ( VI of Scotland)
1592..... The Parliament approved Presbyterian church courts. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1587..... Mary executed
1584..... Raid of Stirling. The Earls of Mar, Glamis, and Angus and the Lords John and Claude Hamilton seized Stirling Castle in April of 1584. Aid failed to materialize from England so the conspirators gave up their prize and fled to England in the face of a siege by James. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1582..... Raid of Ruthven
1582..... Edinburgh University founded
1581..... The Second Book of Discipline spelled out the Scottish form of the Presbyterian Church. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1578..... Second Book of Discipline
1573..... Edinburgh Castle Captured and End of Religious Wars in Scotland
1572..... John Knox dies
1572..... Regent Mar dies
1571..... Regent Lennox slain
1570..... Regent Moray Murdered
1568..... Abdication of Queen Mary
1568..... Battle of Langside. Moray and 45,000 men defeated Mary with only 4,500. Mary flees to England to seek help from Elizabeth I, who imprisons Mary in various Keeps, Castles and Towers
1567..... Darnley murdered. Abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots. James VI (r.1567-1625) becomes King of Scotland
1567..... Marriage of Mary to Bothwell
1566..... Riccio murdered
1565..... Marriage of Mary to Darnley
1561..... Mary returns from France
1561..... First Book of Discipline
1560..... End of Franco-Scottish Alliance
1560..... The Treaty of Edinburgh
1560..... John Knox returns from the continent, and introduced the idea of the Presbyterian Church. It was not immediately implemented. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1558..... Walter Mill (a very old man), Possibly the last heretic to be put to death, was burned at St Andrews
1567..... James VI 1567 - 1625 ( James I of England)
1557..... The First Covenant Drawn Up Pledging Scotland to be Portestant
1547..... Battle of Pinkie. 15,000 English under the Duke of Somerset defeated by the Scots
1546..... George Wishart burned
1546..... Cardinal Beaton murdered
1545..... Hertford's again invades of Scotland but was defeated at Ancrum
1545..... Hertford returns and destroys 5 towns, 240 villages, also the Abbeys of Kelso, Melrose, Dryburgh and Eccles
1544..... Hertford's Invasion of Scotland and the Burning of Edinburgh, including Holyrood Palace. Fires lasted for 3 Days
1542..... The Battle of Solway Moss and Death of James V
1542..... Mary (Queen of Scots) born at Linlithgow on December 8, 1542, became queen on her father's death 6 days later.(source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1532..... College of Justice Founded (Court of Session)
1528..... Patrick Hamilton burned
1513..... James V succeded his father to the throne when only 17 months old, his reign lasted from 1513 to 1542. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1513..... Battle of Flodden and Death of James IV. James IV killed in battle along with much of the aristocracy of Scotland and thousand of Highlanders and Lowlanders by English forces of Henry VIII, led by the Earl of Surrey. Battle was fought at Branxton. James IV's body was disembowelled, embalmed and sent, eventually, to London. His body, grotesquely preserved, was kept in the Monastery of Sheen, then thrown in the lumber room after the dissolution. Years later, it was discovered by workmen who cut off the head and used it for a macabre plaything - it was passed from one English noble to another for years, until it was finally buried in an anonymous grave
1503..... Marriage of James IV and Margaret Tudor . Margaret was only 14 years old. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1502..... King Henry VII of England gives his daughter in marriage to James IV of Scotland. This gave rise to the Union of the Crowns in 1603
1496..... First Education Act Passed
1495..... King's College Aberdeen founded by Bishop Elphinstone
1493..... End of the Lordship of the Isles
1488..... James IV overthrown his father at Sauchieburn when only 15 years old. He was judged old enough to assume the throne without a regent. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1488..... Battle of Sauchieburn and Assassination of James III, he was murdered after being accused of surrounding himself with advisors who encouraged him to bring Englishmen into Scottish affairs
1482..... First Rebellion against James III Lauder Bridge
1472..... Annexation of Orkney and Shetland Islands to Scotland
1472..... St Andrews appointed an Archbishopric
1460..... James III 1460 - 1488
1466..... Battle of Blair-na-Pairc
1468..... James III marries Margaret of Denmark
1460..... Death of James II by an exploding canon during the siege of Roxburgh
1455..... The Battle of Arkinholm and the Fall of the Douglases
1452..... James II kills William, 8th Earl of Douglas
1451..... University of Glasgow founded mainly by the exertions of Bishop Turnbull
1440..... Kilchurn Castle built
1437..... James I assassinated at Perth
1433..... James Craw burned
1427..... Parliament at Inverness when James I ordered the imprisonment of fifty Highland Chiefs
1424..... James I returns to Scotland from captivity in England
1412..... University of St Andrews founded by Bishop Wardlaw
1411..... The Battle of Harlaw. Donald Lord of the Isles was defeated by an army of Lowlanders
1407..... Burning of the Lollard, James Resby
1406..... James I 1406 - 1437
1406..... James I captured by the English
1402..... Duke of Rothsey dies
1402..... Homildon Hill, Northumberland, English defeat Scots
1396..... Hugh clan battle at Perth of Chattens, watched by king Robert III as "entertainment"
1390..... Robert III 1390 - 1406
1388..... The Battle of Otterburn. Henry Percy "Hotspur" and the English defeated by the Scots under James, 2nd earl of Douglas. Henry and Ralph Percy captured. Douglas was killed at the battle
1385..... French Expedition to Scotland
1371..... Robert II 1371 - 1390 (the first of the Stewarts crowned)
1349..... The Black Death, (Bubonic Plague) begins in Scotland
1346..... Battle of Neville's Cross. King David II is defeated and captured by the English
1333..... Battle of Halidon Hill, Edward the III of England defeats Scots
1332..... Invasion of Scotland by Edward Balliol, son of John Balliol, with English backing. Scots defeated by Edward Balliol at Dupplin Moor
1329..... Death of Robert Bruce, possibly of leprosy
1329..... David II 1329 - 1371
1328..... Treaty of Northampton signed between Edward III and Robert I officially recognizing Scottish independence and Robert Bruce as it's king
1326..... First Burgh Representatives in Parliament
1325..... Tarbert Castle (Loch Fyne) built
1320..... The Declaration of Arbroath is drawn up to recognize Scottish independence from England. The Pope accepts the Declaration
1314..... Battle of Bannockburn June 23 - 24 - (Scots under Robert the Bruce routed the English led by Edward II) resulting in Scottish Independence and peace 14 years later. The Scots with only 500 light horse, 6000 spearmen and a few archers defeat the English and their army of 16,000 infantry, 2500 mounted knights and a twenty mile supply train. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
history 1308..... Battle of the pass of Brander
1308..... Inverurie - King Robert the Bruce defeated Comyn of Buchan and the English
1307..... Three of the Bruce's brothers, Alexander, Nigel and Thomas are "hanged, drawn and quartered" by Edward I, exactly as Wallace had been executed two years earlier
1307..... 10 May, 1307 Bruce and Douglas defeat de Valence, the Earl of Pembroke, at Louden Hill, his first major victory over the English
1306..... Assassination of Comyn at Greyfriar Abbey, Dumfries. Coronation of Robert the Bruce at Scone
1306..... Robert I 1306 -1329
1305..... William Wallace executed in London, he is "hung, drawn and quartered in a barbarous execution. Wallace's head is mounted on London Bridge. The "real execution" differs dramatically from the Mel Gibson portrayal in the movie "Brave Heart"
1298..... First Battle of Falkirk - William Wallace and his army of 12,000 are defeated by Edward I of England and his army of 2,500 Heavy horse and about 20,000 foot. Wallace resigns Guardianship, but Scotland now has a sense of self-identity apart and distinct from that of England
1297..... Battle of Stirling Bridge. William Wallace kills sheriff of Lanark, Hazelrig, for his part in the death of William Wallace's wife, and a revolt under his command is begun. In September, Wallace defeats the English forces at Stirling Bridge and becomes the 'Guardian of Scotland'. This was the one great military victory of William Wallace which established him as a leader of Scottish resistance rather than as merely a spirited outlaw. (source: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland , Edited by John Keay & Julia Keay, published 1994)
1296..... Second Interregnum 1296 - 1306 (time between two reigns)
1296..... Revolt by William Wallace
1296..... Edward I Invaded Scotland, Abdication of John Balliol. Scotland's Coronation Stone - the "Stone of Destiny" - is stolen by Edward I and taken to Westminster Abbey (in London) by the English. Scots are killed in thousands by Edwards 30,000 troops and 5,000 cavalry in Berwick and Dunbar
1292..... John Balliol 1292 - 1296 (awarded the Scottish Crown by Edward I)
1290..... Maid of Norway dies
1290..... First Interregnum 1290 - 1292 (time between two reigns)
1286..... Death of Alexander III, by a fall from his horse over a cliff. Scottish Throne open to only one child heir
1286..... Margaret (The Maid of Norway) 1286 - 1290
1274..... Robert the Bruce born
1272..... William Wallace born (approx) in Ellerslie
1266..... Western Isles ceded to Scotland with the Treaty of Perth
1263..... Battle of Largs, Scots win decisive victory and obtain the Hebrides from Norway
1249..... Alexander II dies at Kerrera
1249..... Alexander III 1249 - 1286
1237..... Alexander II abandons Claim to Northern Counties of England
1235..... Final Pacification of Galloway
1230..... Final Pacification of Moray
1222..... Conquest of Argyle by Alexander II
1214..... Alexander II 1214 - 1249
1192..... Scottish Church becomes a special 'daughter' of the Roman
1189..... Scotland's Independence regained and accepted by Richard I
1180..... Inverness received Charter from William the Lion
1179..... Province of Ross subdued by William the Lion (1143-1214)
1174..... William the Lion Defeated in the Battle at Alnwick. Treaty of Falaise is signed by William the Lion after losing to the English. Under this treaty, Scotland would be in debt to England for years
1165..... William the Lion 1165 - 1214
1153..... The Death of King David ( source: The Normans in Scotland by R.L.G Ritchie, Edinburgh University Press 1954) 1153..... Malcom IV 1153 - 1165. Rise of Somerled. (Scot-Viking Lord of the Isles and progenitor of Clan Donald)
1138..... Battle of the Standard. King David I of Scotland defeated and 10,000 Scots killed by the Normans
1124..... David I 1124 - 1153, unity was restored when, on Alexander's death, David becomes King of Scots. His reign is one of the most important in Scotland's history, extending Scottish borders to the River Tees, including all of Northumberland. David I institutes many administrative changes into Scotland including laws, early schools and gives much Scottish land to his Norman friends
1107..... Alexander I 1107 - 1124, on the death of Edgar, Scotland becomes disunited. Alexander I becomes King of Scots, but David I becomes King in Lothian and Strathclyde
1098..... Western Isles retaken by Magnus Bareleg the King of Norway
1094..... Duncan II (son of Canmore) 1094 - 1094
1094..... Duncan II (second reign) 1094 - 1097
1097..... Edgar (son of Canmore) 1097 - 1107
1093..... Battle of Alnwick - King Malcolm III or Canmore is killed during battle on the 13 November. Deaths of both Malcolm and Margaret. Much English influence is brought to Lowland Scotland by Margaret. (later St. Margaret)
1093..... Donald Bain 1093 - 1094
1073..... Malcolm III Pays homage to William I, after defeat in battle
1070..... Malcolm Canmore marries Margaret. (Anglo-Saxon princess that sought refuge in Scotland)
1066..... It is a widely accepted view that the Norman Conquest of England began in 1066 under the guidance of William The Conqueror however the beginning of the Norman conquest was recorded as early as 1002 (source: The Normans in Scotland by R.L.G Ritchie, Edinburgh University Press 1954)
1057..... 1057 to 1058 Brief reign of Lulach 'The Fool'
1057..... Malcom III (Canmore)1057 - 1093, nicknamed Cean-mor or "Big Head", slays Macbeth to eventually become King, at the Battle of Lumphanan - on 15 August
1052..... The first Normans are recorded in Scotland ( source: The Normans in Scotland by R.L.G Ritchie, Edinburgh University Press 1954)
1040..... Macbeth 1040 - 1057. MacBeth slays Duncan to becomes King of Scotland after Duncan is heavily defeated by the English in battle
1034..... Duncan I 1034 - 1040. Duncan, made King of Strathclyde after the battle of Carham, helps kill his grandfather Malcolm II and becomes King of a (largely) united Scotland
1018..... Battle of Carham. Annexation of Lothian and Cumbria
1018..... Duncan MacAlpine succeeds Strathclyde
1014..... The Battle of Clontarf, Regaining of the Hebrides and Northern Scotland
1005..... Malcolm II 1005 - 1034 kills Kenneth III and becomes King
1002..... It is a widely accepted view that the Norman Conquest of England began in 1066 under the guidance of William The Conqueror. However the beginning of the Norman conquest was recorded as early as 1002 The beginning of the conquest of England by the Normans was the marriage of AEthelred (Unraed) taking his second wife Emma, daughter of Richard , late Duke of the Normans, in the spring of 1002. (source: The Normans in Scotland by R.L.G Ritchie, Edinburgh University Press 1954)
986...... Last recorded Viking raid on Iona by Norse
997...... Battle of Luncarty. Reign of Kenneth III 997 - 1005
995...... 995 to 997 Reign of Constantine III
973...... Luncarty - King Kenneth the 2nd defeated the Danish Vikings
971...... Edgar gives Lothian to Kenneth II - Reign of Kenneth II 971 - 995
966...... 966 to 971 Reign of Culen
962...... 962 to 966 Reign of Dubh
954...... 954 to 962 Reign of Indulf
942...... Malcolm I crowned King (r. 943 - 954)
937...... Brananburgh - The Saxon King Athelstane defeated Danes and Britons near Solway
900......900 to 942 Reign of Constantine II
889...... 889 to 900 Reign of Donald II
878...... 878 to 889 Reign of Eochaid
877......877 to 878 Reign of Aed
862...... 862 to 877 Reign of Constantine I
858...... 858 to 862 Reign of Donald I
843...... A revolution was sparked between the four primary races of Scotland with the result being that Kenneth MacAlpine was crowned King of Scots and Picts. McAlpine was a King of the Dalriadic race. (source: History Of The Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland, by Donald Gregory, originally published 1836)
802...... Norse invasion of Iona
794...... Beginning of the modern Norse Invasions of Scotland
685...... Battle of Dunnichen - where the Picts under Brude defeated the Angles and establish Scotland's southern border. Nechtansmere, Forfarshire - On the 20 May, the Angle King Ecgfrith was defeated by the Picts. Pictish King rejects the Celtic Church in favour of the Roman church
664...... The Synod of Whitby
606...... Death of King Aidan of Dalriada
600...... Catterick - 300 Edinburgh horseman killed by the English
597...... Death of St. Columba
575...... Treaty with Drumceat
563...... St. Columba sails from Ireland to Argyll to found monasteries, chiefly on the Island of Iona
521...... Birth of St Columba
503...... prior to 503 the inhabitants of the Highlands, the area north of Forth and Clyde were the Picts, a Roman name for the original inhabitants called the Caledonii. In 503 there was a settlement of Irish Scots, frequently called the Dalriads, established in the Western districts of the Highlands. (source: History Of The Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland, by Donald Gregory, originally published 1836)
501...... Foundation of the Kingdom of Dalriada (Dalriata) - The Scots from Ireland, a Gaelic-speaking people, Christian in religion establish the Kingdom in Argyll on the West coast and Isles of Scotland
430...... Roman control of Britain ends
397...... First Christian Church Founded in Scotland by St Ninian at Galloway
368...... The Pict, Scot and Saxon tribes attack the Romans in London and plunder the city.
360...... Roman literature describes the warring tribes based in Ireland as the "Scots"
296...... The Pictish people were first mentioned in Roman literature. The name "Pict" is said to have come either from a latin word meaning "painted ones" or another meaning "fighter". Both descriptions well define the Pictish people
208...... Invasion of Septimius Severus
139...... Antonine's Wall built. Also known as Graham's Dyke
121...... 121 to 129 AD Hadrian's Wall built from Bowness to Wallsend, across the isthmus between the Tyne and Solway Firth. It was designed to stop the Caledonians from coming any further south, however it was not entirely successful.
85....... The Battle of Mons Graupius
83....... Julius Agricola advances across the River Clyde facing the facing stiff resistance from the celts.
80...... Julius Agricola first invades Scotland (source: History Of The Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland, by Donald Gregory, originally published 1836)
60....... Queen of the Iceni (Boudicca) in Britain, revolts against Roman rule
BC55....... Julius Caesar invades Britain, the beginning of a 400 year occupation
400...... Beginning of the Iron Age in Scotland
1800.... Beginning of the Bronze Age in Scotland
3000.... Possible dating for Early Cave Dwellers Near Oban in Scotland
4000.... Beginning of the Neolithic Age in Scotland
7000.... Beginning of the Mesolithic Period in Scotland
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This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2006 (CD 2010)
One of the great genealogical works of Scottish families, Taylor's The Great Historic Families of Scotland has been considered a cornerstone reference work since its original publication in 1889. Welcomed by those who valued high standards of genealogical research and delight in the romance of history. The narrative traces many distinguished Scottish families from their earliest recorded origins all the way up to the final decade of the 19th century. More information
BOOK - The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames With A Vocabulary of Christian Names
By Clifford Stanley Sims.
Originally published, Albany, New York, 1862
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2003
The author's surname derivations are based on localities, baptismal names, trades, offices, professions, etc. Some descriptions of surname origin are as much as a page in length...others, only a line or two.
ISBN 1-894378-75-X More information
BOOK - Gazetteer Of Scotland 1882
By Rev. John Wilson.
Originally published by W. & A. K. Johnston, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1882
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 1999 (CD 2009)
When this work was compiled in 1882, the Rev. John Wilson and his publishers sought to create a definitive work that "would supply a long-felt want; namley a Gazetteer of Scotland, extensive enough to embrace every Town and Village in the Country, of any importance...and yet portable in form...". To add value to the work, the compiler extracted population and other information from the 1881 Census Returns. A windfall for anyone researching 19th century Scotland for geographic, genealogical or historical interest.
ISBN 1-894378-29-6 (Hardcover edition) More information
ATLAS on CD - Philip's Handy Atlas of the Counties of Scotland, 1888
By John Bartholomew
Originally published by George Philip & Son, London, 1888
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2012 (CD)
Maps are a treasure trove for family historians and researchers. This CD contains 32 full colour maps and a 34 page index to point you to the county map and coordinates to easily locate the place that you are looking for. Every county map includes a legend of all Parishes with a corresponding colour outline showing the borders of each Parish. Ideal for pointing the researcher to the Parish records (baptisms, marriages, burials etc) for the area where your family lived. More information
ATLAS on CD - Cary's New Map of England, Wales and part of Scotland, 1794
By John Cary
Originally published by John Cary, London, 1794
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2009 (CD)
The original pages of the 1794 Cary's atlas have been carefully digitized and archived as electonic images. View images on-screen or print for personal use. Maps can be enlarged for detailed viewing. The atlas includes a comprehensive index of English, Welsh and Scottish places as they were known in 1794 (The Scottish section includes only the most southern border area). The index provides the page number where the full-colour map appears. Easy to use.
ISBN 978-1-897446-38-6 More information
BOOK - British Home Children: Their Stories
Compiled by the British Isles Family History Society of Ottawa (BIFHSGO)
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2010
British Home Children were those who were admitted into a Philanthropic Home, Union Workhouse or Industrial School between 1869 and 1948, from families that had suffered a great tragedy or were dysfunctional. A great many of these children were then brought to Canada where they were received into a Distributing Home for settlement as farm labourers and domestics. To commemorate The Year of the British Home Child, BIFHSGO has assembled a collection of stories prepared by the researchers about the lives of some of these these children — their ancestors — that demonstrate the strength of character, sense of purpose and good humour that enabled them to overcome adversity and contribute a positive and lasting legacy to their new country.
ISBN 978-1-926797-47-2 (Softcover) More Information
BOOK - The History of Celtic Place-Names of Scotland
By William J. Watson.
Originally published by William Blackwood and Sons, Scotland, 1926
This facsimile reprint by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2008 (CD 2010)
This book remains the best and most comprehensive reference guide to the Celtic place-names of Scotland. This is the only hardcover edition of this classic work in print, an essential reference work for everyone interested in Scottish history and the derivations of place names throughout Scotland. A classic and durable edition that will serve as a valuable reference tool for generations. Indexed.
ISBN 978-1-897446-36-2 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - The Scotch-Irish. Two Volumes in One
By Charles A. Hanna. This is the basic sourcebook on the Scotch-Irish in North America, a massive compilation of source records pertaining to the Scots who settled in the north of Ireland and their descendants in North America. The Scotch-Irish left Ulster as a result of neo-mercantilist British economic policy in the region, requirements that they pay 10% of their income to the Anglican Church, ongoing friction with their Catholic Irish neighbors, and greater economic opportunity in the New World.
BOOK - Lowlands of Scotland, Sourcebook for Family Researchers
By Sherrell Branton Leetooze
Published by Lynn Michael-John Associates, Bowmanville, 2012
Whoever your ancestors were, where ever they lived in the Scottish Lowlands or Borders, their life was a hard one, but documentation for much of it can be located in the old records. One archive listed in this book boasts of 800 years of history on their shelves. This book will save you much time and effort insofar as it identifies the most useful and reliable sources to guide you on your quest to find and document your Scottish Lowlands ancestors.
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BOOKS on CD ROM - Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada Before Confederation (1867) Vols. 1, 2, 3 and 4
By Don Whyte.
Now available on CD ROM! A unique compilation of thousands of Scottish Imigrants to Canada, taken from a wide range of primary and secondary sources. These volumes document thousands of fur traders, explorers, bankers, railway builders, politicians, farmers, teachers and journalists who came to Canada before 1867. Donald Whyte consulted numerous sources, printed and manuscript, and by extensive correspondence, gathered much information that would not otherwise have been saved for posterity. All four volumes can be purchased on a single CD ROM. A must for anyone searching for Scottish ancestors who migrated to Canada prior to 1867.
By David Dobson
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, various dates
This collection provides 36 of David Dobson's Scottish research books in two volumes. Author David Dobson has been trawling for the names of Scottish immigrants to North America for over twenty years. From original records and printed sources in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States -- in numerous full-length books and articles -- he has amassed information on Scottish immigrants to North America, the majority of whom arrived in America from the earliest colonial times up to the Revolutionary War. These CDs capture the page images of his publications, the fruit of Mr. Dobson's research is available in a nano-second, and at a fraction of the cost of the original books. See "More Information" for a list of books on each CD.
ISBN: 9780806397467 (vol 1); ISBN: 9780806398907 (vol 2) More information
BOOK - Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors, A Guide for Family Historians
By Ian Maxwell
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2009
This pioneering book breaks new ground in that it offers a detailed social history showing how the lives of our ancestors changed over the centuries and how this is reflected in the documentation that has survived. It will help family historians put their research in historical perspective, giving them a better insight into the part their ancestors played in the past.
ISBN 9781844159918 More information
BOOK - Researching Scottish Family History
By Chris Paton
Published by The Family History Partnership, Lancashire, UK, 2010
Researching Scottish Family History is a detailed introductory guide to those wishing to explore their Caledonian roots. Filled with handy tips throughout, the book also provides many useful contextual asides on various aspects of Scottish history relevant to your ancestral pursuit – why are there no bishops’ transcripts for Scotland, for example, and how do you prove whether your ancestor really was a Jacobite soldier? Completing the book are handy appendices listing the contact details of all Scottish based county archives, family history societies and comainn eachdraidh, making this an absolute essential for your personal genealogical library. 120 pages.
ISBN 978-1-906280-22-2 (Softcover) More information
BOOK - Discover Scottish Church Records
By Chris Paton
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2011
In this detailed guide, family historian Chris Paton explores the history and records of the various churches in Scotland prior to 1855, the year in which civil registration commenced within the country. He describes the theological changes imposed by the Reformation of 1560, the nature of the state's battles with the Kirk, and the Kirk's subsequent battles within itself. Most importantly, he also discusses the nature of the records generated by the various Scottish churches, how to interpret them, and above all else, how to find them. 80 pages.
ISBN 978-0-9808746-7-9 (Softcover) More information
BOOK - Scottish Family History On The Web - Third Edition
By Stuart A. Raymond
Published by The Family History Partnership, Lancashire, UK, 2010
Despite the fact that there are thousands of genealogical web-sites worth visiting, the means for finding particular relevant sites are very poor; search engines frequently list dozens of irelevant sites, but not the ones you require. This thoroughly revised edition lists the most important genealogical sites on the web for researching your Scottish ancestors. Lists more than 1700 websites covering 200 subjects regarding researching Scottish family history using worthwhile resources found on the internet. 96 pages.
ISBN 978-1-906280-21-5 (Softcover) More information
RESEARCH AID - Scottish Genealogy Research
By: David Dobson
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2011
David Dobson brings his expertise to bear in a shrewd distillation of facts about Scottish genealogical research. Because there are so many people of Scottish descent worldwide, he uses emigration history as a jumping off point, from there proceeding to tackle the immense body of unique Scottish records which includes Old Parish Records of the Church of Scotland; post-1854 statutory records of births, marriages, and deaths; and census returns from 1841 to 1901. These may be the best four pages you’ll ever read on Scottish genealogy, and you can read them at a glance and with absolute confidence that your research is pointed in the right direction.
ISBN 9780806318738 More information
BOOK - The Phillimore ATLAS and INDEX of Parish Registers, 3rd edition by Cecil Humphery-Smith
The atlas is the classic reference work for family history. Contains maps of the counties split into parishes and ecclesiastical divisions. Also contains lists of the availability of the parish registers for each county in Scotland, England and Wales. This is worth the money for the maps alone. Anyone without expert knowledge of each county they are researching in would be advised to have this title on their bookshelves. More information
MAPS (on paper) - Parish Maps of the Counties of Great Britain (England, SCOTLAND, Wales & Islands)
By The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies
These are individual copies of those maps incorporated into the Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers. The maps in this series cover every county of England, Wales and Scotland giving the name of each parish, showing parochial boundaries, probate jurisdiction in colour and dates of commencement of registers. Uniform size 17" x 14".
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BOOK - The Workhouse Encyclopedia [England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales]
By Peter Higginbotham
Published by The History Press, Gloucestershire, UK (2012)
Compiled by Peter Higginbotham, one of Britain’s foremost experts on the subject, it covers everything from the 1725 publication An Account of Several Workhouses to the South African Zulu admitted to Fulham Road Workhouse in 1880. With hundreds of fascinating anecdotes, plus priceless information for researchers including workhouse addresses, useful websites and archive repository details, maps, plans, original workhouse publications and an extensive bibliography, it will delight family historians and general readers alike. This fascinating, fully illustrated volume is the definitive guide to every aspect of workhouse life.
ISBN 9780752470122 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Life in a Victorian Workhouse - Pitkin Guide [United Kingdom]
By Peter Higginbotham
Published by The History Press, Gloucestershire, UK (2011)
The author examines how workhouses came into being, what life was like for men, women and children on the wrong side of the poverty line, and how social attitudes evolved through the momentous events of Victorian Britain into the 20th century. Illustrated from contemporary and modern sources, this fact-filled guide presents an intriguing picture of a world of steam engines, self-help, service and salvation - where workhouse life, and workhouse reform, influenced attitudes and services we now take for granted.
ISBN 9781841653389 (Softcover) More information
BOOK - Life in the Victorian & Edwardian Workhouse [United Kingdom]
By Michelle Higgs
Published by The History Press, Gloucestershire, UK (2007)
This book establishes a true picture of what life was like in a workhouse, of why inmates entered them and of what they had to endure in their day-to-day routine. A comprehensive overview of the workshouse system gives a real and compelling insight into social and moral reasons behind their growth in the Victorian era, while the kind of distinctions that were drawn between inmates are looked into, which, along with the social stigma of having been a workhouse inmate, tell us much about class attitudes of the time. The book also looks at living conditions and duties of the staff who, in many ways, were prisoners of the workhouse. Michelle Higgs combines thorough research with a fresh outlook on a crucial period in British history, and in doing so paints a vivid portrait of an era and its social standards that continues to fascinate, and tells us much about the society we live in today. .
ISBN 9780752442143 (Softcover) More information
BOOK - Highlander: The History of The Legendary Highland Soldier
By Tim Newark
Published by Constable, London, UK, 2009
‘Highlander’ (Constable) is the first book to tell the complete story of how the Highlander rose from humble roots in the mountains of Scotland to become a dynamic figure of universal appeal. It tells the story through the words of the soldiers themselves, from their diaries, letters and journals—uncovered from the archives of Highland regiments in Scotland and around the world. Sometimes the stories reveal shocking truths long buried. Above all, this is not just a Scots story—but a world story. English, Irish, Welsh, Canadians, Australians, South Africans, and Americans have all served as Highlanders.
ISBN 9781602399518 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Scots Kith and Kin, A Guide to the Clans and Surnames of Scotland - New Edition
By Collins Guides
Listing 4.000 Scottish family names and their clan affiliations, this guide gives information on where and when particular surnames originated, the clan to which they belong and its history, other related surnames and the correct tartan to wear. This book also includes a fold-out colour map of Scotland showing the homelands of the clans and illustrating significant events on Scottish History.
ISBN 978-0-00-727328-7 (softcover) More information
BOOK - The Highland Clearances
By Eric Richards
Published by Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh, 2008
This is the first fully documented study for many years of one of Scotland’s most emotive subjects. It traces the origins of the Clearances from the eighteenth century to their culmination in the crofting legislation of the 1880s, showing how the process of clearance was part of a wider European movement of rural depopulation. Eric Richards describes the appalling conditions and treatment suffered by the Highland people, yet at the same time illustrates how difficult the choices were that faced even the most benevolent landlords in the face of rapid economic change.
ISBN 978184158542 0 (Softcover) More information
BOOK - On The Crofters' Trail
By David Craig
Published by Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh, 2010 (Edition)
In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts - once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland - were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of Scotland were forced from their homes by landowners in the Clearances. Some fled to Nova Scotia and beyond. David Craig sets out to discover how many of their stories survive in the memories of their descendants. He travels through 21 islands in Scotland and Canada, many thousands of miles of moor and glen, and presents the words of men and women of both countries as they recount the suffering of their forbears.
ISBN 978-1-84158-801-8 (Softcover) More information
BOOK - Ross and Cromarty [Scotland], A Historical Guide. By David Alston. Ross and Cromarty, A Historical Guide is a history of Ross and Cromarty in the northern Highlands of Scotland: a vast region of outstanding natural beauty. A unique combination of illustrated guidebook and engrossing narrative, this is a chronological history of Ross and Cromarty, from prihistoric times to the industrial age, including maps and site plans of the district. More information
BOOK - The Quarriers Story, One Man's Vision Which Gave Over 40,000 Children a New Life
By Anna Magnusson
This book, by Anna Magnusson, chronicles the history of Quarriers from its earliest days as a refuge for thousands of destitute children in Victorian Scotland through to becoming one of the 21 st century’s leading social care charities. It tells the inspiring story of how the vision and determination of one man – William Quarrier – created a legacy which continues to serve the people of Scotland to this day.
MAPS (on paper) - County Maps of Scotland 1881
These maps are black and white reproductions of Scottish county political maps from 1881, printed on 8.5" X 11" cream coloured paper. Ideal for including in your family history binders.
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BOOK - Lothian, A Historical Guide [Scotland]
By Mark Collard.
The Lothian region of Scotland is situated in the south-east of the country, its boundaries marked by the Lammermuir hills, the North Sea and the Firth of Forth. The wealth of fertile soil and mineral deposits in this area ensured its national importance from very early times. With entries covering the Mesolithic Period, through the impact of the Celts, the Romans, and the Picts, the the medieval and industrial ages, this book details the abundance of superb archaeological remains and places of great historical interest to be found in this ever popular area.
ISBN: 9781874744450 More information
BOOK - Lochaber, A Historical Guide [Scotland]
By Paula Martin.
A unique combination of illustrated guidebook and engrossing narrative, this is a chronological history of Lochaber from prehistoric times to the present day, including maps of the region, site plans, and illustrations of the major buildings and ruins. Only a few intrepid travellers came here before the nineteenth century, when roads, steam-boats and then the railway rapidly opened up the area to tourism. It remains to this day a popular destination for all those who are inspired by rugged beauty and romantic scenery.
ISBN: 9781841582412 More information
BOOK - Scottish Ancestry, Research Methods for Family Historians Revised 2nd Edition. by Sherry Irvine. Scottish Ancestry is a complete reference of records and techniques for Scottish research with an insider's perspective to searching for information about Scottish Ancestors. In this revised second edition, Sherry Irvine mixes her award-winning methodology with up-to-date instruction on how to utilize the latest computer and Internet sources for Scottish research.
MAPS (on paper) - Victorian Ordnance Survey Maps, Scotland (1896)
Reprints from Charles & David Publishers UK.
SCALE: One inch to the mile. The Victorian Ordnance Survey Maps of Scotland represented in this series, contain 124 detailed reprints of the the revised 1896 set of one inch to one mile Ordnance Survey maps. Each map is approximately 22- by 28-inch sheet, black detail on white, without lines of elevation. Most maps cover an area 24 miles by 18 miles and include features such as buildings, farms, and estates.
Click here to find the map you need.
MAPS (on paper) - - City Plan Maps of Scottish Towns and Cities 1818-1825
High quality reprints of John Wood’s Plans of 180 years ago. These maps are ideal for anyone interested in local and family history. Street and property owners are often named, but this varies from plan to plan. The printed area is approx 50cm x 61cm on paper 55cm x 71cm (about 23" X 28", sizes vary slightly). Scales vary, most are between 50 and 100 yards per inch, but Glasgow is 300 yards per inch. Printed on top quality parchment coloured paper. Learn about the locations of streets, houses, buildings, cemeteries, Churches and more by using these hard to find town plans of the Scottish cities and towns of your ancestors.
Maps include names of most landholders.
MAPS (on paper) - Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Survey Maps.
Published by Alan Godfrey Maps. SCALE: Fourteen inches to the mile. These maps are invaluable for historians and genealogists. Highly detailed, taken from the 1/2500 plans and reprinted at about 14 inches to the mile. That means that you can see streets, back-houses and trees!
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BOOK - Atholl and Gowrie North Perthshire, A Historical Guide. By Lindsay MacGregor, Richard Oram. Both areas are extremely rich in archaeology and this guide takes in the full range from neolithic cairns to medieval palaces, from industrial workers' cottages to Roman fortresses. A full gazetteer combines with the narrative to produce a definitive history of this beautiful part of Scotland, on the boundary of Highland and Lowland, that has played such a full part in Scotland's history. More Information
BOOK - Ayrshire, A Historical Guide. By Thorbjorn Campbell. Ayrshire has a rich and varied history and this book will enable the reader to discover the physical traces of all periods of that history. In medieval times Ayrshire played a key role in the emergence and consolidation of a unified Scotland, and it was from one of Ayrshire's many powerful families that the Stewart line of kings emerged. Learn about this and more in the definitive guide to Ayrshire. More Information
BOOK - The Little General and The Rousay Crofters, Crisis and Conflict on an Orkney Estate. By William P. L. Thomson. Burroughs had the reputation of one of the most brutal of all Orkney landlords and, in a time of great economic change, the harshness of his actions made that change particularly traumatic. The Little General and The Rousay Crofters tells the story of the remarkable events that occurred on the Orcadian island of Rousay between 1840 and 1890. More Information
BOOK - Finding Your Scottish Ancestor, 2nd Edition by Dr, Penelope Chistensen
The author focuses on the four primary resources obtainable at Family History Centers, that assist the family historians. Click here for more information.
BOOK - Scottish Royal Palaces. By: John G. Dunbar. This is the first exclusive survey of an outstanding group of buildings. More information
BOOK - Colkitto! A celebration of clan Donald of Colonsay 1570-1647. By: Kevin Byrne. Colla Ciotach - or Colkitto - and his sons, MacDonalds of Colonsay, were great heroes of their age, and their exploits are recounted in the folklore and literature of the Highlands of Scotland. This book explores the legends associated with their Clan through recourse to contemporary sources. More information
BOOK - "Fast Sailing and Copper Bottomed", Aberdeen Sailing Ships and the Emigrant Scots They Carried To Canada 1744-1855 By Lucille H. Campey. The days when Aberdeen's fast sailing and copper bottomed ships carried emigrants Scots to Canada are brought to life in this fascinating account of the northern Scotland exodus during the sailing ship era. More information
BOOK - Glencoe by John Prebble. This was the treacherous and coldblooded order ruthlessly carried out on 13 February 1692, when the Campbells slaughtered their hosts the MacDonalds at the Massacre of Glencoe. More information
USED & ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS: Scotland:
By Melville Henry Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny and Raineval, compiler
Scotpress: a division of Unicorn Limited, Inc., Bruceton Mills, WV, USA, 1999. 8-1/2 x 11. 72 pages. Paperback, originally published in 1904. Thermo tape bound. Some shelving wear, cracked corner on front and back covers. Tight spine, in good condition. ISBN None. Click for image
USED BOOK - Census Records for Scottish Families at Home and Abroad.
By Gordon Johnson
Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family History Society, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1997. 8-1/8 x 11-1/2. 100 pages. Paperback, Perfect bound, slight shelving wear. This is the Third Revised Edition, originally published in 1990. Tight spine, in very good condition. ISBN 0947659749. Click for image
USED CDs - Skye Pioneers and The Island.
By Malcolm MacQueen
Scotpress, 2003. 5. Searchable PDF Format for PC and MAC . ISBN None. Click for image
USED CDs - The History of the Highland Clearances.
By Alexander Mackenzie
Scotpress, 2003. 5. Searchable PDF Format for PC and MAC, 286 pages . ISBN None. Click for image
USED BOOK - Scottish Parish Clergy at the Reformation 1540-1574.
By Charles H. Haws, Ph.D.
Council of Scottish Records Society, 1972. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2. 347 pages. Paperback, yellowed pages, Cover discolored and stained, black pen writing on the spine, front cover detached, top corner cut off on the title page. Fair condition . ISBN None. Click for image
USED BOOK - The Book of the Lews, The story of a Hebridean Isle in Two Volumes.
By W. C. MacKenzie, F.S.A.
Book 1 - 153 pages, Table of Contents and List of Illustrations. Includes Historical Sketches and some Pre-Historic history. No index. Soft cover. Card stock cover. 8.5 x 11. Book 2 - This volume contains the final 113 pages, beginning with page 154. Also contains the 6 page index covering both volumes . Soft cover. Card stock cover, 8.5 X 11. Reprint published privately by Scotcopy in US. No ISBN. Some shelf wear on both copies. Click for image
USED BOOK - Collectanca de Rebus Albanicius, In Two Volumes.
Compiled by Iona Club, Scotland.
Book 1 - 179 pages. 11 pages of Contents, which include a list of Original Papers and Documents related to the History of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. No index. Soft cover, Card stock cover. 8.5 x 11. Book 2 - This volume contains the final 181 pages, beginning with page 180. No index. Soft cover, Card stock cover 8.5 X 11. Reprint published privately by Scotcopy in US. No ISBN. Some shelf wear on both copies. Click for image
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