Over the years Electric
Scotland has acquired many antiquarian books with the intention of
adding them to the site. However in very recent times we have seen
a start made by various libraries to scan in copies of their books.
Also, companies like Microsoft and Google are now busy scanning in books
from libraries around the world. We note that some of the books
that are appearing in Internet archives have been taken from ourselves
and we really don't mind that being done. The purpose of Electric
Scotland is to make a body of work available so people can learn about
the History of Scotland, the Scots and people and places of Scots
The files in here have
been downloaded from various sources and we have then optimised them for
the web. For example one book was 525Mb in size but after we
optimised it we got it down to 85Mb and so making it much easier to
download. Many of the books in here we have purchased ourselves but see
little point in duplicating work already done by others.
Each link goes to a web
page where we endeavour to provide an introduction to give you a better
opportunity to decide if you wish to download it. At the foot of each
page you'll find a link to download the book and information on the file
Here is a list of the
books that we've made available so far...
Drummond The author of
"The Greatest Thing in the World", it went on to sell over 12
million copies and it continues today to influence people to follow
God's two great commandments: to love God and to love each other.
Out On The Pampas This is a story of an English family that emigrated from England to
Argentina and settled on the Pampas. As we have books on the site
about Scots in Argentina it was felt that this book would provide
some interesting information on the process of settlement and in
fact near neighbours of this family were Scots.
and Glenmoriston in Olden Times By William MacKay LL.D.
(1914). THE following pages are the result of much gathering, begun
during my school and college days, of the traditions and legends and
songs of my native Parish, and of much searching, in more recent
years, for written records referring to it. I have endeavoured to
give in them a plain and accurate account of the Olden Times, and a
true picture of the Past.
Peerage Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir
Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, containing an Historical and
Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom, Edited by Sir
James Balfour Paul, Lord Lyon King of Arms with Armorial Illustrations.
The History of
Windham In New Hampshire, a Scotch settlement embracing nearly one third of
the ancient settlement and historic township of Londonderry by
Leonard A. Morrison (1883)
Carmina Gadelica This work consists of old lore
collected during the last forty-four years. It forms a small part of
a large mass of oral literature written down from the recital of men
and women throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, from
Arran to Caithness, from Perth to St. Kilda.
Topography of Great Britain This is a 26 volume set which we felt was worth making available on
the site. Volumes 24, 25 and 26 are to do with Scotland but as the
Scots also were well travelled in England and Wales we thought it
worth making the whole set available.
Beauties of Scotland Containing a clear
and full account of the agriculture, commerce, mines and
manufactures of the population, cities, towns and villages, &ct, of
each country. By Robert Foryth in 5 volumes printed in 1805.
The Compt Buik of David
Wedderburne This is the first book issued which contains
authentic details of the imports, exports, and home trade at a busy
Scottish seaport during the eventful period between 1587 and 1630.
It thus covers sixteen years before the Union of the Crowns, and
twenty-seven years after that event, in all, forty-three years of
Scottish mercantile life, in a time of political and national
of Dundee We have been researching books about Dundee and the
surrounding area and on this page we show you some truly excellent
resources for research.
of the Celtic Character or the Scotchman as he was and as he
should be in a series of letters to a young friend by William
Livingston (1850). This is an interesting book with some details on
early Scottish history that I haven't come across before.
Leabhar Nan Gleann-
The Book of the Glens: with Zimmer on Pictish matriarchy Includes Matriarchy among the Picts by
Heinrich Zimmer, p. 1-42
The Celtic Who's Who Names and Addresses of Workers who contribute to Celtic Literature,
Music or other Cultural Activities along with other Information
(1920). We felt this publication would be useful to researchers.
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