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Scottish Books and Articles about Scotland


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  1. A journey to the Islands of Scotland
    A book by Samuel Johnson of his travels in 1773 from Edinburgh to the Highlands and then over to the Western Isles and down to Glasgow. This was at the time of the Highland clearances and is an excellent read.
  2. General History of the Highlands
    This account comes from a six volume set "History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments" published in 1887. You should also see our section on Scottish Regiments which is part of this set.
  3. The Story of Leith
    A book by John Russell c1922 about the town of Leith near Edinburgh.
  4. A Summer in Skye
    A great book done in the 1800's in which you'll read about the place and the people and all about Second Site and Fairy Bridges and much else besides.
  5. Rothiemurchus
    Of all the districts overshadowed by the extensive Cairngorm range the most magnificent, by universal consent, is Rothiemurchus. It is a region entirely unique. There is nothing like it elsewhere.
  6. The Story of Ferniehirst Castle
    The stronghold of the Kerr family and includes accounts about the families Kerr, Home, Elliot, Maxwell, Rutherford, Scott, Swinton and Turnbull.
  7. The History of Stirlingshire
    This book was last published in 1880 and is a two volume publication.
  8. Byways of the Scottish Borders
    In the Autumn of 1886 the author walked with an artist friend through some of the most famous of the Border country, from Moffat eastwards.
  9. Rambles Round Glasgow
    An historical look at Glasgow and surrounding area.
  10. Edinburgh and the Lothians
    A book published in 1912 about the area.
  11. Peebles and Selkirk
    A book published in 1914 about the area.
  12. Behold the Hebrides!
    A book by Alasdair Alpin MacGregor.
  13. Iona
    By the Duke of Argyll
  14. Netherlorn and its Neighbourhood
    by Patrick H Gillies
  15. The Northern Highlands
    The Annals of the Northern Highlands in the nineteenth century. 2 volumes.
  16. Rambles Round Kilmarnock
    by Archibald R Adamson
  17. The History of Rannoch
    By A.D. Cunningham
  18. In the Shadows of Cairngorm
    Chronicles of the United Parishes of Abernethy and Kincardine c1900.
  19. Guide to the East Neuk of Fife
    By D Hay Fleming, Published 1886.
  20. Annals of Dunfermline
    A.D. 1069 - 1878, by Ebenezer Henderson, LL.D
  21. St. Andrews
    By Andrew Lang (1893)
  22. The Orkney Book
    By John Gunn, M.A., D.Sc. (1909)
  23. The Anecdotage of Glasgow
    Comprising Anecdotes and Anecdotal Incidents of the City of Glasgow and Glasgow Personages by Robert Alison, 1892.
  24. History of the Burgh of Dumfries
    With notices of Nithsdale, Annandale and the Western Border by William McDowall 1867
  25. Raiderland
    All about Grey Galloway by S. R. Crockett (1902)
  26. Perth on the Tay
    A Tale of the transplanted Highlanders by Josephine Smith (1901)
  27. History of the Outer Hebrides (.pdf file 90Mb)
    (Lewis, Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula, and Barra, by W. C. MacKenzie (1903)
  28. The History of Ulster
    From the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Ramsay Colles in 4 volumes (1919)
  29. Sketch of the Civil and Traditional History of Caithness from the Tenth Century
    By James T. Calder (1861)
  30. Arbroath and its Abbey
    By David Miller (1859)
  31. Annals of Garelochside
    By W. C. Maughan (1897)
  32. The Annals of Penicuik
    By John J. Wilson (1891)
  33. Chronicles of Stratheden
    By a Resident (1881)
  34. Kinlochbervie
    Being the story and traditions of a remote Highland parish and its people by Alexander MacRae
  35. Reminiscences of a Highland Parish
    By Norman MacLeod D.D. (1871)
  36. History of Glasgow
    By Robert Renwick LL.D. and Sir John Lindsay L.D. in 3 volumes (1921)
  37. Loch Etive and The Sons of Uisnach
    By R. Angus Smith (1885)
  38. Guide to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland
    Including Orkney and Zetland, descriptive of their scenery, statistics, antiquities, and natural history and directions for visiting the lowlands of Scotland with descriptive notices by George Anderson and Peter Anderson of Inverness (1850)
  39. The Gateway of Scotland
    East Lothian, Lammermoor and the Merse By A. G. Bradley (1912)
  40. Banffshire
    By W. Barclay (1922)
  41. Reminiscences of Dollar, Tillicoultry and other Districts adjoining the Ochils
    with Notes on Progress, Scientific Discovery, and Invention of New Spinning Machinery, daring the last Hundred Years, by William Gibson (1883)
  42. Kennethcrook: Some sketches of village life
    By William Harvey (1896)
  43. Perth, the Ancient Capital of Scotland
    The Story of Perth from the Invasion of Agricola to the Passing of the Reform Bill by Samuel Cowan  J.P. (1904)
  44. Gairloch
    by Alexander Polson, J.P., F.E.I.S. (1920)
  45. Researches into the History of Tain
    By Rev. William. Taylor
  46. In the Hebrides
    By C. F. Gordon Cumming (1883)
  47. Auld Biggins of Stirling
    By William Drysdale (1904)
  48. The Highlands and Islands of Scotland
    Painted by W Smith Junior, Described by A R Hope Moncrieff
  49. Gairloch in North-West Ross-Shire
    It's Records, Traditions, Inhabitants and Natural History with a Guide to Gairloch and Loch Maree and a Map and Illustrations" by John H. Dixon FSA Scot. published in 1886.
  50. History of the Town and Castle of Dumbarton
    By John Glen (1847)
  51. History of the Town of Greenock
    By Daniel Weir (1820)
  52. Glasgow
    By the British Medical Association (1922)
  53. The Kingdom of Fife
    Its Ballads and Legends by Robert Boucher, Jun (1899)
  54. History of Moffat
    With frequent notices of Moffatdale and Annandale by W Robertson Turnbull (1871)
  55. Notes and Reminscences of Partick
    By James Napier (1873)
  56. The Brig of Ayr
    And something of its History by James A. Morris (1912)
  57. Berwick upon Tweed
    A History of the Town by John Scott (1888)
  58. Glasgow and it's Clubs
    Or Glimpses of Conditions, Manners, Characters and Oddities of the City By John Strang LL.D. (1857)
  59. Glen Albyne
    or tales of the Central Highlands.
  60. Arran of the Bens, The Glens and the Brave
    By MacKenzie MacBride FSA Scot (1911)
  61. Fisher Life
    Or, The Memorials of Cellardyke and the Fife Coast by George Gourlay (1879)
  62. Traditions of Perth
    Containing Sketches of the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants during the last century by George Penny (1836)
  63. Places of Interest about Girvan
    By Rev. R. Lawson (1892)
  64. Glencreggan: or A Highland Home in Cantire
    By Cuthbert Bede (1861)
  65. The History of Fettercairn
    A Parish in the County of Kincardine by Archd. Cowie Cameron (1899)
  66. Oor Ain Folk
    Being memories of Manse Life in the Mearns and a Crack aboot old times by James Inglis (1894)
  67. Crieff: It's Traditions and Characters
    With Annecdotes of Strathearn by D Macara (1881)
  68. History of Loch Kinnord
    By Rev. J. G. Michie (1877)
  69. Borrowstounness and District
    Being Historical Sketches of Kinneil, Carriden and Bo'ness c. 1550 to 1850 by Thomas James Salmon (1913)
  70. Annals of Auchterarder and Memorials of Srathearn
    By Alexander George Reid (1899)
  71. Nether Lochaber
    The Natural History, Legends and Folk-Lore of the West Highlands by Rev. Alexander Stewart FSA Scot, (1883)
  72. The Parish of Longforgan
    A Sketch of its Church and People by Rev. Adam Philip (1895)
  73. Nether Lochaber
    The Natural History, Legends and Folk-Lore of the West Highlands by Rev. Alexander Stewart FSA Scot, (1883)
  74. Chronicles of Gretna Green
    By Peter Orlando Hutchinson (1844)
  75. A Description of the Scenery of Dunkeld
    And in Blair of Atholl (1823)
  76. History of Aberdeen and Banff
    By WIlliam Watt (1800)
  77. Between the Ochils and the Forth
    A  Description, Topographical and Historical of the Country between Stirling Bridge and Aberdour by David Beveridge (1888)
  78. Lairds and Lands of Loch Tayside
    By John Christie (1892)
  79. Leaves from Logiedale
    By David Wallace Archer (1889)
  80. Biggar and the House of Fleming
    An Account of the Biggar District, Archaeological, Historical and Biographical by William Hunter (1862)
  81. The History of Blairgowrie
    Town, Parish and District being an account of the Origin and Progress of the Burgh from the Earliest Period with a description of the Antiquities, Topography, Civil History, Ecclesiastical and Parochial Records, Institutions, Public Works, Manufactures, Legends, Sports, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches of Eminent Persons, etc. by John A. R. MacDonald (1899)
  82. The Isle of Bute in the Olden Time
    By James King Hewison (1893)
  83. The History of Burntisland
    Scottish Burgh Life more particularly in the time of the Stuarts by Andrew Young (1913)
  84. The History of Brechin to 1864
    By David D Black, Town Clerk (1867)
  85. Culross and Tulliallan
    or Perthshire on Forth, its History and Antiquities with elucidation on Scottish Life and Character from the Burgh and Kirk-Session Records of that District by David Beveridge (1885) in two volumes.
  86. A History of the Border Counties
    Roxburgh, Selkirk, Peebles by Sir George Douglas Bart.
  87. A History of the County of Renfrew from the Earliest Times
    By William M. Metcalfe, D.D.
  88. History of the Parish of Banchory-Devenick
    By John A. Henderson (1890)
  89. St. Kilda, Past and Present
    By George Seton (1848)
  90. Scenes and Legends of The North of Scotland
    or the Traditional History of Cromarty by Hugh Miller (1869)
  91. Inverurie and The Earldom of the Garioch
    A Topographical and Historical Account of The Garoich from the Earliest Times to the Revolution Settlement by Rev. John Davidson, D.D. (1878)
  92. Days at the Coast
    A series of Sketches descriptive of the Frith of Clyde, its Watering Places, its Scenery and its Associations by Hugh MacDonald (1860)
  93. The History of Kilmarnock
    By Archibald M'Kay (1858)
  94. Shetland: Descriptive and Historical
    By Robert Cowie (1874)
  95. Kirkintilloch Town and Parish
    By Thomas Watson (1894)
  96. Reminiscences of the Royal Burgh of Haddington
    And Old East Lothian Agriculturists by John Martine (1883)
  97. Reminiscences of the Lews
    By Sixty One (1871)
  98. Strathmore Past and Present
    By The Rev. J. G. M'Pherson (1885)
  99. Kilsyth, A Parish History
    By The Rev. Peter Anton (1893)
  100. The Isle of Skye in 1882-1883
    Illustrated by a full report of the trials or the Braes and Glendale Crofters at Inverness and Edinburgh and an Introductory chapter by Alexander MacKenzie, FSA Scot.
  101. Scenes and Stories of the North of Scotland
    By John Sinclair (1890)
  102. A History of Moray and Nairn
    By Charles Rampini LL.D. (1898)
  103. The Scot in Ulster
    Sketch of the History of the Scottish population of Ulster by John Harrison (1888)
  104. Outer Isles
    By A. Goodrich-Freer (1902)
  105. Forfarshire
    By Easton S. Valentine (1912)
  106. The History of Sanquhar
    By James Brown (1891)
  107. Lewsiana
    Or Life in the Outer Hebrides by W. Anderson Smith (1875)
  108. A History of the Parish of Neilston
    By David Pride (1910)
  109. History of West Calder
    Compiled from various sources of information by a Native (1885)
  110. Sketches of Tranent in the Olden Times
    By J Sands (1881)
  111. Aberdour and Inchcolme
    Being historical notices of the Parish and Monastery in twelve lectures by Rev. William Ross LL.D. (1885)
  112. Braemar Highlands
    Their Tales, Traditions and History by Elizabeth Taylor (1869)
  113. Ardenmohr
    Among the Hills, A Record of Scenery and Sports in the Highlands of Scotland by Samuel Abbott (1876)
  114. History of Arbroath to the Present Time
    By George Hay (1876)
  115. Recollections of a Speyside Parish
    By James Thomson (1902)
  116. History of the Island of Mull
    Embracing Description, Geology, Climate, Flora, Fauna, Antiquities, Folk Lore, Superstitions, Traditions, with an Account of its Inhabitants together with a Narrative of Iona, The Sacred Isle by J. P. MacLean (1923)
  117. Iona: A History of the Island
    By F. M. M'Neill (1920)
  118. History of Montrose
    Containing important particulars in relation to its Trade, Manufactures, Commerce, Shipping, Antiquities, Eminent Men, Town Houses of the Neighbouring Country Gentry in Former Years. &c. by David Mitchell (1866)
  119. The Clyde from the Source to the Sea
    By W. J. Millar, C.E. (1888)
  120. Summer at the Lake of Monteith
    By P. Dun, Station Master, Port of Monteith (1866)
  121. Lindores Abbey and the Burgh of Newburgh
    Their History and Annals by Alexander Laing (1876)
  122. Easter Ross
    By Alexander Polson, J.P., F.E.I.S. (1914)
Scots in the World

  1. The Scot in British North America
    This is an account of the part played by Scots in Canada. It is a 4 volume set.
  2. The Scots in Germany
    Being a contribution towards the history of the Scot abroad by Th A Fischer.
  3. The Scots in Eastern and Western Prussia
    1903 edition by Otto Schulze & Co., Edinburgh. Considered to be a second volume to the Scots in Germany.
  4. Scots in Sweden
    By Jonas Berg and Bo Lagercrantz.
  5. The Scot Abroad
    by John Hill Burton. This is a book mainly exploring the connections between France and Scotland.
  6. The Story of a Pioneer
    By Anna Howard Shaw, D.D., M.D.
  7. The Selkirk Settlers in Real Life
    by Rev. R. G. MacBeth, M.A., 1897.
  8. Morven
    by Robert Sellar, 1911
  9. Scots in Argentina
    By Douglas W. Bruce M.A.
  10. The Highlanders of Waipu
    by Gordon MacDonald 1928
  11. The Scottish Churches' Work Abroad
    By J. H. Morrison, M.A. published in 1927.
  12. Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America
    Prior to the  Peace of 1783 together with notices of Highland Regiments and Biographical Sketches (Published 1900) By J. P. MacLean, Ph. D.
  13. Kentiana
    The story of the settlement and development of the County of Kent, Ontario, Canada by Kent Historical Society 1939
  14. The Journal of George Hepburn
    On his voyage from Scotland to Otago in 1850 with extracts from his letters written from Otago.
  15. Our Children in Old Scotland and Nova Scotia
    By E. M. Stirling
  16. Scottish Influence in Russian History
    By A. Francis Steuart (1913)
  17. Scots and Scots Descendants in America
    by D. MacDougall, 1917
  18. History of Ryegate, Vermont
    From its settlement by the Scotch-American Company of Farmers to the Present Time, by Edward Miller and Frederic P Wells, 1913.
  19. The Story of the Life of MacKay of Uganda
    By His Sister (1898)
  20. Records of Scottish Settlers on the River Plate and their Churches
    By James Dodds (1897)
  21. Colin of the Ninth Concession
    By R. L. Richardson (1903) A Tale of Scottish Pioneer Life in Eastern Ontario.
  22. The Scots in Sweden
    By TH. A. Fischer (1907)
  23. The Scot in New France
    By J. M. LeMoine (1881)
  24. The Scotsman in Canada Volumes 1 & 2
    Volume 1 by Wilfred Campbell, LL.D. - Eastern Canada, including Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario.
    Volume 2 by George Bryce, M.A., D.D., LL.D. - Western Canada, including Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and portions of old Rupert's Land and the Indian Territories.
  25. The McGregors
    A Novel of an Ontario Pioneer Family by Robert Laidlaw
  26. Pictonians at Home and Abroad
    By Rev. J. P. MacPhie M.A. (1914)
  27. The Scots College in Spain
    By Maurice Taylor (1971)
  28. The McGills
    Celts, Scots, Ulstermen and American Pioneers - History, Heraldry and Tradition by Capt. A. McGill (1910).
  29. Jubilee History of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Carlton
    (The Gaelic Church) By W. A. Sanderson, M.A., LL.M. (1905)
  30. James Chalmers of New Guinea
    Missionary, Pioneer and Martyr by Cuthbert Lennox (1902)
  31. One Hundred Years History St. Andrew's Society of Toronto
    By the St. Andrew's Society of Toronto
  32. Reminiscences of the Early Settlement of Dunedin and South Otago
    Compiler and Editor John Wilson (1912)
  33. Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq
    A Military Officer, in the services of Prussia, Russia and Great Britain (1783) containing an account of his travels in Germany, Russia, Tartary, Turkey, The West Indies, etc.
  34. History of the Royal Caledonian Society of Melbourne
    Our many thanks to the Society for giving us permission to publish this book
  35. Scottish Catholics in Prince Edward Island
    Memorial Volume 1772 - 1922
  36. Skye Pioneers and "The Island"
    By Malcolm A. MacQueen (1929)
  37. The Scotch-Irish in America
    By John Walker Dinsmore (1906)
  38. History of Inverness County, Nova Scotia
    By J. L. MacDougall (1922)
  39. The Scotch-Irish in America
    Proceedings of the Scotch-Irish Congress in Columbia, Tennessee May 8-11, 1889.
  40. When the Steel Went Through
    By P. Turner Bone (1945)
  41. Life Story of Robert Moffat
    The Gardener Boy who became the great South African Pioneer by J. J. Ellis.
  42. The Scotch-Irish in America
    Proceedings of the Second Congress at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania May 29 to June 1, 1890
  43. The Scotch-Irish in America
    Proceedings of the Third Congress at Louisville, Kentucky May 14 to 17, 1891
  44. Romance of War (or The Highlanders in Spain)
    By James Grant (1910)
  45. Scottish Canadian Newspaper
    1890/1 Weekly edition
  46. The Scotch-Irish in America
    Proceedings of the Fourth Congress at Atlanta, GA., April 28 to May 1, 1892
  47. Ocean to Ocean, Fleming's Expedition Through Canada in 1872
    By The Revd. George M. Grant (1873)
  48. The Scot in America
    By Peter Ross, LL.D. (1896)
  49. The Scottish Tradition in Canada
    Edited by W. Stanford Reid
  50. Scotland's Influence on Civilization
    By The Rev. Leroy J. Halsey, D.D., LL.D.
  51. The Glengarry McDonalds of Virginia
    By Mrs Flora McDonald Williams (1911)
  52. The Sea of Galilee Mission of the Free Church of Scotland
    Published for the Jewish Committee of the Free Church of Scotland
  53. The Pioneers of Old Ontario
    By W. I. Smith and Illustrations by M. McGillvray (1923)
  54. Reminiscences of Cromar and Canada
    By Donald Robert Farquharson
  55. Sketches of North Carolina
    Historical and Biographical, illustrative of the Principles of a portion of her Early Settlers By Rev. William Henry Foote (1846)
  56. History of the County of Bruce, Ontario, Canada
    By Norman Robertson (1906)
  57. Canadian Life as I Found It
    By a Homesteader (1908)
  58. Poenamo
    Sketches of the early days of New Zealand, Romance and Reality of Antipodean life in the infancy of a New Colony by John Logan Campbell (1881)
  59. The Scot and Canada
    By James A. Roy (1947)
  60. Among the Forrest Trees
    or How the Bushman Family got their Homes, by being a book of facts and incidents of pioneering life in Upper Canada, arranged in the form of a story, by Rev. Joseph H. Hilts (1888)
  61. Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
    In 3 volumes by John Blue, B.A. (1924)
  62. Pioneer Life in Zorra
    By Rev W. A. MacKay (1899)
  63. The Writings of John Muir
    Father of the National Park Service in 10 volumes.
  64. Fraser's Scottish Album
    Published in Canada 1900-1904
  65. The Bark Covered House
    or, Back in the Woods Again
  66. The 48th Highlanders of Toronto
    By Alexander Fraser, M.A. (1900)
  67. Journal of a Lady of Quality
    Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina and Portugal in the Years 1774 to 1776
  68. Books by John McDougall
    Telling of pioneer life in Western Canada in 6 volumes.
  69. White Australia
    The Empty North, The Reasons and Remedy, by J N MacIntyre (1920)
  70. Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon and Columbia Rivers
    Being a narrative of the expedition fitted out by John Jacob Astor to establish the Pacific Fur Company by Alexander Ross, one of the Adventurers. (1846)
  71. Scotland's Share in Civilizing the World
    By Rev. Canon MacKenzie (1899)
  72. The Remarkable History of the Hudson's Bay Company
    By George Bryce
  73. Narrative of Services in the Liberation of Chili, Peru and Brazil, from Spanish and Portuguese Domination
    By Thomas Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald (1859)
  74. Pen Pictures of Early Pioneer Life in Upper Canada
    By a "Canuke" of the fifth generation (1905)
  75. From the Clyde to California
    With jottings by the way by James Airken (1882)
  76. Scottish Yeomanry in South Africa 1900 - 1901
    A Record of the Work and Experiences of the Glasgow and Ayrshire Companies By Trooper A. S. Orr  (1901)
  77. A History of British Columbia
    By R E Gosnell (1906)
  78. The Scot in England
    By John Herries McCulloch (1935)
  79. Papers Relating to the Scots in Poland
    Book published in 1915.
  80. History of America
    By William Robertson
  81. History of India
    An Historical Disquisition, Concerning the knowledge which the ancients had of India and the progress of trade with that country prior to the discovery of the passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope with an appendix containing observations on the Civil Policy, the Laws and Judicial Proceedings, the Arts, the Sciences, and Religious Institutions of the Indians by William Roberson, D.D. (1822)
  82. George Millward McDougall
    The Pioneer, Patriot and Missionary by John McDougall (1888)
  83. Brother Scots
    By Donald Carswell

Autobiographies/Biographies

  1. The Bruce
    Being the Metrical History of Robert the Bruce King of Scots Compiled A.D. 1375 by Master John Barbour Archdeacon of Aberdeen and Translated by George Eyre-Todd (1907)
  2. Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen
    Originally edited by Robert Chambers and then the new edition along with the supplemental volume says by the Rev. Thos. Thomson.  It was published by Blackie and Son of Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London in 1856.
  3. The Great Historic Families of Scotland
    by James Taylor, M.A., D.D., F.S.A and published in 1887.
  4. A Sketch of the Life of the Hon. and Right Reverend Alexander MacDonell
    Chaplain of the Glengarry Fencible or British Highland Regiment, First Catholic Bishop of Upper Canada, and a Member of the Legislative Council of the Province. By J. A. MacDonell of Greenfield (1890)
  5. The Historical Families of Dunfriesshire and the Border Wars
    A book by C L Johnstone.
  6. Memoirs of John Urquhart
    Letters and select remains of John Urquhart, late of St. Andrews University.
  7. Historic Earls and Earldoms of Scotland
    A book by John Mackintosh.
  8. Ladies of the Covenant
    Memoirs of Distinguished Scottish Female Characters By Rev. James Anderson
  9. The Life of James Robertson
    Missionary Superintendent In the Northwest Territories by Charles W. Gordon (Ralph Connor) published in 1908, second edition.
  10. Sir John A MacDonald
    By George R Parkin (1908)
  11. John Thomson of Duddingston
    The famous Scottish landscape painter - A memoir with a critical review of his works (1907)
  12. The Prophecies of The Brahan Seer
    By Alexander MacKenzie FSA Scot (1899)
  13. The Life of James Stewart
    D.D. M.D. Hon.  F.R.G.S. by James Wells, D.D. (1909)
  14. Memoir of Norman MacLeod, D.D.
    Minister of Barony Parish, Glasgow; one of Her Majesty's Chaplains; Dean of The Chapel Royal; Dean of The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of The Thistle. By his brother The Rev. Donald MacLeod, B.A. (1876).
  15. Reminiscences and Reflections of an Octogenarian Highlander
    By Duncan Campbell (1910)
  16. The Life of Tom Morris
    With Glimpses of St. Andrews and its Golfing Celebrities by W. W. Tulloch, Member of the Royal & Ancient Club of St. Andrews.
  17. The Life of John Duncan
    Scotch Weaver and Botanist with Sketches of his Friends and Notices of the Times by William Jolly (1883)
  18. John Witherspoon
    A signatory to the American Declaration of Independence by David Walker Woods (1900)
  19. John Knox, A Biography
    By D MacMillan, M.A. (1905)
  20. The Black-Bearded Barbarian
    The name by which George Leslie Mackay was known among the Chinese of North Formosa. By Marian Keith
  21. Robert Dick of Thurso
    Geologist and Botanist by Samuel Smiles LL.D. (1879)
  22. The Life and Public Services of Henry Wilson
    Late Vice President of the United States by Rev. Elias Nason and Hon Thomas Russell (1876)
  23. The Autobiography of Dr. Alexander Carlyle of Inveresk
    1722-1805
  24. Recollections and Experiences of an Abolitionist
    By Dr Ross (1875)
  25. Memoirs of a Highland Lady
    The Autobiography of Elizabeth Grant of Rothiemurchus afterwards Mrs Smith of Baltiboys 1797-1830. The Highland lady was a clanswoman of the Rothiemurchus Grants, and is therefore of special interest to American readers, since it was from that same branch of the ancient Scottish family that Gen. Ulysses S. Grant claimed descent.
  26. John Stuart Blackie
    By Anna M. Stoddart, 2 volumes, (1895). Blackie was one of the best-known Scotsmen of his time. Also included with this is "On Self-Culture - Intellectual, Physical, and Moral" by John Stuart Blackie, 6th Edition, 1875.
  27. John Ramsay of Kildalton
    By Freda Ramsay, Being an Account of his Life in Islay and including the Diary of his trip to Canada in 1870.
  28. The Sailor Whom England Feared
    Being the Story of John Paul Jones, Scotch Naval Adventurer and Admiral in the American and Russian Fleets By M. Mac Dermot Crawford
  29. Recollections of a Long Life 1829 - 1915
    By Isaac Stephenson (1915)
  30. Recollections of Marshall Macdonald, Duke of Tarentum
    Edited by Camille Rousset, Translated by Stephen Louis Simeon (1893)
  31. Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army
    By Sir Charles Alexander Gordon, K.C.B. (1898)
  32. Sir William Wallace
    By A. F. Murison (1900)
  33. Johnny Gibb Of Gushetneuk
    By William Alexander 1881
  34. A Minstrel in France
    By Harry Lauder (1918)
  35. John Ross and the Cherokee Indians
    By Rachel Caroline Eaton (1914)
  36. Biography of Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal
    by Rev. J. W. Pedley
  37. Autobiographical Reminiscences of David Johnston
    An Octogenarian Scotchman (1885)
  38. Duff of India
    By Alexander Duff Watson (1926)
  39. James Frederick Ferrier
    By E S Haldane
  40. James Watt
    By Andrew Carnegie (1907)
  41. Roamin' in the Gloamin'
    By Sir Harry Lauder (1928)
  42. Dr Margaret MacKellar
    The story of her early years by B. Chone Oliver (1929)
  43. Hector MacKinnon, A Memoir
    By his wife (1914)
  44. John MacKintosh
    A Biography by Geo. W. Crutchley (1921)
  45. Gladstone, W.E.
    Prime Minister of Britain, by James Bryce (1919)
  46. Dr Duncan of Ruthwell
    Founder of Savings Banks by his great grand-daughter Sophy Hall (1910)
  47. Lord Elgin
    By John George Bourinot (1903)
  48. Sir James Douglas
    By Robert Hamilton Coats and R. E. Gosnell (1908) from the Makers of Canada series.
  49. William McTaggart R.S.A., V.P.R.S.W.
    Biography and an appreciation by James L. Caw (1917)
  50. The Life of Sir William Fairbairn, Bart
    Edited and Completed by William Pole (1877)
  51. A History of William Paterson and the Darien Company
    By James Samuel Barber formerly Accountant of the Bank of Scotland (1907)
  52. Dr. John McLoughlin
    Father of Oregon by Frederick V. Holman (1907)
  53. John Clay - A Scottish Farmer
    By his eldest son (1906)
  54. MacKenzie, Selkirk, Simpson
    The Makers of Canada, By Rev. George Bryce, D.D. (1910)
  55. Kay's Edinburgh Portraits
    A Series of Anecdotal Biographies chiefly of Scotchmen Mostly by James Paterson and Edited by James Maidment (1885) in 2 volumes.
  56. William and Louisa Anderson
    A record of their Life and Work in Jamaica and Old Calabar by William Markwick (1897)
  57. James Geikie
    The Man and The Geologist by Marion I Newbiggin and J S Flett (1917)
  58. Life of the Rev. Thomas Guthrie D.D.
    Compiled mostly from his own lips.
  59. The Life of Hugh Miller
    A Sketch for Working Men (1862)
  60. James Legge, Missionary and Scholar
    By his daughter, Helen Edith Legge (1905)
  61. Memoirs of Robert Dollar
    By the Robert Dollar Company in 2 volumes (1917)
  62. The Life of Thomas Telford
    Civil engineer with an introductory history of roads and travelling in Great Britain by Samuel Smiles
  63. Sir James Young Simpson
    And Chloroform (1811 - 1870) by H. Laing Gordon (1897)
  64. The Life of George Stephenson and his son Robert Stephenson
    Comprising also a history of the invention of the Railway Locomotive by Samuel Smiles (1868)
  65. David Hume
    By Henry Calderwood (1898)
  66. The Life of Sir Alexander Fleming
    Discoverer of Penicillan by André Mourois (1956)
  67. Memoir of Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay
    By Sir Archibald Geikie (1895)
  68. R. B. Cunninghame Graham, Fighter for Justice
    An Appreciation of his Social and Religious Outlook by Ian M. Fraser (2002)
  69. Elsie Inglis
    By Eva Shaw McLaren
  70. The Life and Work of James Abernethy, C.E., F.R.S.E.
    Past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers by his son John S. Abernethy (1867)
  71. J. Keir Hardie
    A Biography by William Stewart and Introduction by J. Ramsay MacDonald
  72. Autobiographical Journal of John MacDonald
    Schoolmaster and Soldier 1770-1830 with Introduction, Illustrations and Notes by the Rev. Angus MacKay, M.A. (1906)
  73. The Blackhalls of that Ilk and Barra
    Hereditary Coroners and Foresters of the Garioch by Alexander Morison (1905)
  74. The Life of Robert Napier of West Shandon
    Chevalier of the Legion of Honour; Knight Commander of the Order of Dannebrog; President of the Mechanical Engineers by James Napier, M.A., F.R.S.E., &c.
  75. Life and Work of Joanna Baillie
    By Margaret S. Carhart (1923)
  76. Grant of Rothiemurchus
    A Memoir of the Services of Sir John Peter Grant, G.C.M.G., K.C.B. Member of the Supreme Council of India during the Administration of Lord Dalhousie and Lord Canning; Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal, and Governor of Jamaica by Walter Scott Seton-Karr, Esq (1899)
  77. Henry Dundas, Scots Guards, a Memoir
    With Preface by Horatio F. Brown LL.D.
  78. Reminiscences of a Scottish Gentleman
    Commencing in 1787 by Philo Scotus (1861)
  79. The Life and Times of General Sir James Browne
    R.E. K.C.B., K.C.S.I. (Buster Browne) by General James John McLeod Innes, R.E., V.C. (1905)
  80. The Campells of Argyll
    By Hilda Skae
  81. Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde
    By Archibald Forbes (1895)
  82. The Songstresses of Scotland
    By Sarah Tytler and J. L. Watson (1871)
  83. The History of Burke and Hare
    By George MacGregor (1884)
  84. Life Sketches from Scottish History of Brief Biographies of the Scottish Presbyterian Worthies
  85. Biographical Dictionary of the Eminent Men of Fife
    Of Past and Present Times, Natives of the County, or connected with it by Property, Residence, Office, Marriage, or Otherwise by M. F. Conolly (1866)
  86. The Millers of Haddington, Dunbar and Dunfermline
    A Record of Scottish Bookselling by W. J. Couper
  87. Life of a Scotch Naturalist, Thomas Edward
    By Samuel Smiles (1877)
  88. Memoirs and Adventures of Sir William Kirkaldy of Grange
    Knight, Commander of French Horse, Lord of the Secret Council, and Governor of the Castle of Edinburgh for Mary Queen of Scots (1849)
  89. George Burns, His Times and Friends
    By Edwin Hodder (1890)
  90. A Highlander Looks Back
    By Angus MacPherson
  91. The Home Life of Sir David Brewster
    By his daughter Mrs. Gordon (1881)

Other Online Books

  1. Scotland - A Concise History
    Our thanks to the author, James Halliday, for letting us publish his excellent concise history of Scotland.
  2. Clans and Families of Ireland and Scotland: An Ethnography of the Gael A.D. 500-1750
    Our thanks to Professor C. Thomas Cairney, Ph.D. for letting us publish his excellent book.
  3. Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character
    Through this book you will come to understand the Scots and their humour a little better.
  4. The Scottish Chiefs
    This is an historical novel about Sir William Wallace first published in 1809.
  5. Scottish Fairy Tales
    A collection of Scottish fairy tales for you to enjoy.
  6. Traditions and Stories of Scottish Castles
    A book by A. H. Miller.
  7. Historical and Traditional Sketches of Highland Families and of the Highlands
    A book by John MacLean published in 1848.
  8. Corporal Cameron
    By Ralph Connor. A novel about Corporal Cameron and his adventures.
  9. A Doctor of the Old School
    An account of a Doctor in Scotland by Ian MacLaren published in 1896. You'll need some tissues!
  10. Wilson's Border Tales
    This is a large work of stories of the Borders and Scotland.
  11. The Domestic Annals of Scotland
    From the Reformation to the Revolution. 3 volumes.
  12. The Book of Saint Fittick
    Thomas White Ogilvie, 1901
  13. The Complaynt of Scotland
    This is a most interesting book published around 1550 in the old Scots language.
  14. Rambles Through the Land of Burns
    By Archibald R. Adamson 1879.
  15. McIan's Highlanders At Home
    By R. R. M'Ian, Esq 1848, Illustrations by James Logan, Esq.
  16. Home Life of the Highlanders 1400 - 1746
    Home-life in the Highlands of Scotland before the Rising under Prince Charles Edward Stuart, 1911.
  17. Historical Geography of the Clans of Scotland
    This book includes a detailed map of the Clans of Scotland together with other Clan information including other maps and accounts of the Highlands.
  18. On Emigration and the State of the Highlands
    By The Earl of Selkirk, 1805
  19. Popular Superstitions of the Highlands
    By W Grant Stewart (1823)
  20. Rural Life in the Eighteenth Century
    By David Douglas 1877.
  21. The History of the Thirty Years War
    (1618-1648) by Frederick Schiller. Translated from the German by the Rev. A. J. W. Morrison, M.A.
  22. Notes on the Early History of Scotland
    An Examination of the ancient histories of Ireland and Iceland in so far as it concerns the Origin of the Scots. Published in 1862.
  23. Robertson’s Historical Proofs on the Highlanders
    Concise historical proofs on the Gael of Alban or Highlanders of Scotland
  24. The History of England from the Accession of James II
    By Thomas Babington MacAulay
  25. The Veil of Isis; or, Mysteries of the Druids
    By W. Winwood Reade
  26. Popular Tales of the West Highlands
    Collected by J. F. Campbell
  27. Picturesque Scotland
    Its romantic scenes and historical associations in lay and legend, song and story by Francis Watt M.A. and the Rev. Andrew Carter M.A.
  28. Dain Spioradail le Padruig Grannd
    By Peter Grant 1873. A collection of Gaelic religious poems.
  29. Highland Tour
    By William Keddie
  30. Autumnal Rambles Among The Scottish Mountains
    By the Rev. Thomas Grierson, A.M. 1851
  31. The Social Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth Century
    By Henry Grey Graham 1901
  32. Unto the Hills
    By Brenda G. Macrow. A series of delightful short essays and descriptive poems, each recapturing and crystallising some moment of supreme happiness during holidays among the hills of Scotland.
  33. The Lowland Scots Regiments
    Edited by The Right Hon. Sir Herbert Maxwell, Bt. published 1918
  34. Scottish Women in Bygone Days
    By Eunice G. Murray (1930)
  35. Regimen Sanitatis - The Rule of Health
    A Gaelic Medical Manuscript of the Early Sixteenth Century or perhaps older
  36. Jam Side Down
    Traveling the West Highland Way by William Kerr
  37. The Scotch-Irish in History
    By Rev. James Shaw D. D. 1899
  38. The Old Scots Navy from 1689 to 1710
    Edited by James Grant (1914)
  39. The Highlanders of Scotland
    By William F. Skene, D.C.L. (1836) and Edited by Alexander MacBain, M.A., L.L.D. (1902). We have added this book as in most histories of the Highland Clans reference is made to it so we thought it would be useful to have a copy on the site.
  40. Legends of The Black Watch or Forty-Second Highlanders
    By James Grant (1859)
  41. The Moor and The Loch
    By John Colquhoun (1841)
  42. Scottish Men of Letters in the Eighteenth Century
    By Henry Grey Graham (1908)
  43. The Harvest of the Sea
    Including sketches of Fisheries & Fisher Folk by James G. Bertram (1873)
  44. Wild Life in the West Highlands
    By Charles Henry Alston with illustrations by A. Scott Rankin (1912)
  45. From Fox's Earth to Mountain Tarn
    Days among the wild animals of Scotland by J. H. Crawford (1907)
  46. Byways of Scottish Story
    By George Eyre-Todd (1930)
  47. The Scots Week-End
    And Caledonian Vade-Mecum for Host, Guest and Wayfarer (1936)
  48. Songs by the Baroness Nairne
    Songs by Lady Nairne from a 300 print edition.
  49. Gazetteer of Scotland
    This is a 6 volume publication which details all the villages and towns in Scotland together with some of there history.
  50. Highland Gatherings
    Being Accounts of the Braemar, Northern and Luss Meetings, by Sir Iain Colquhoun, Bart., D.S.O. and Hugh Machell. With contributions by John Macpherson and C. D. McCombie-Smith, and a Foreword by H. R. H. The Princess Royal, The Duchess of Fife. (1927).
  51. The Book of the Club of True Highlanders
    2 vols. A record of the Dress, arms, customs, arts and science; of the Highlanders. Compiled from printed and MS records; and traditions; and illustrated with etchings of Highland Relics, and the Keltic Vestiges of Great Britain and Ireland.
    Author: North, C. N. McIntyre ( Charles Niven McIntyre). (1881)
  52. Scottish Education - Schools and University
    From early times to 1908 by John Kerr, M.A., LL.D. (1910)
  53. Scots Humour and Heroism
    By Cuey-Na-Gael (1902)
  54. A Group of Scottish Women
    By Harry Graham (1908)
  55. Prehistoric Scotland
    By Robert Munro, M.A., M.D.
  56. Scotland's Road of Romance
    Travels in the footsteps of Prince Charlie by Augustus Muir (1937)
  57. Scots Minstrelsie: A National Monument of Scottish Song
    Edited and Arranged by John Greig, Mus. Doc. (Oxon.) containing over 500 songs with complete musical score in 6 volumes.
  58. History of Scottish Medicine to 1860
    By John D. Comrie (1927)
  59. The Celtic Monthly
    A magazine for Highlanders. Edited by John MacKay (1902/1903/1912)
  60. Scotland in the Middle Ages
    Sketches of Early Scotch History and Social Progress by Cosmo Innes (Professor of History in the University of Edinburgh. 1860)
  61. Sketches of the Wild Sports & Natural History of the Highlands
    By Charles St. John (1878)
  62. The Crofter in History
    By Lord Colin Campbell, son of George, 8th Duke of Argyll (1885)
  63. The Greatness and Decline of the Celts
    By Henri Hubert (1934)
  64. The Island Clans During Six Centuries
    By The Rev. Canon R. C. MacLeod of MacLeod (1920's)
  65. The History of Scotland
    In 9 volumes By Patrick Fraser Tytler (1828)
  66. The Civil and Ecclesiastical History of Scotland
    By Thomas Innes (1853)
  67. A History of Scotland, Civil and Ecclesiastical
    From the Earliest Times to the Death of David I., 1153 by Duncan Keith (1886)
  68. Reminiscences of Old Scots Folk
    By T. Ratcliffe Barnett (1913)
  69. A fisherman’s Reflections on a beautiful but troubled world
    By David B. Thomson
  70. Bonnie Scotland
    Painted by Sutton Palmer, Described by A R Hope Moncrieff (1904)
  71. The Scottish Gael
    by James Logan (1831)
    Celtic Manners as preserved among the Highlanders: Being an historical and descriptive account of the inhabitants, antiquities, and national preculiarities of Scotland; more particularly of the northern, or gaelic parts of the country, where the singular habits if the aboriginal Celts are most tenaciously retained. Note a .pdf file is also available. (77Mb) These files are from the Internet Archive.
  72. Smuggling in the Highlands
    An account of Highland Whisky with smuggling stories and detections. By Ian MacDonald (1914)
  73. Sketches of The Character, Manners and Present State of the Highlanders of Scotland
    with details of the Military Service of the Highland Regiments by Major-General David Stewart in 2 volumes (1825)
  74. The Intellectual Development of Scotland
    By Hector MacPherson (1911)
  75. Sketches of Early Scotch History
    By Cosmo Innes (1861)
  76. The History of the Highland Clearances
    By Alexander MacKenzie (1914)
  77. History of Curling
    By John Kerr (1890)
  78. The Border or Riding Clans
    By B. Homer Dixon (1889)
  79. Domestic Life in Scotland, 1488 - 1688
    By John Warrack (1924)
  80. The Cruise of the Betsey
    Or a summer holiday in the Hebrides by Hugh Miller
  81. Soldiers of Fortune
    In Camp & Court by Alexander Innes Shand (1907)
  82. The Industries of Scotland, their Rise, Progress and Present Condition
    By David Bremner (1869)
  83. Scotch Wit and Humour
    Published around 1898
  84. A History of the Scotch Poor Law
    By Sir George Nicholls, K .C. B. (1856)
  85. Scottish Gardens
    Being a representative selection of different types, old and new.
  86. The Highland Host of 1678
    By John Rawson Elder (1914)
  87. History of Banking in Scotland
    By Andrew William Kerr (1908)
  88. Scottish Banking Practice
    Banking in Scotland by Charles W. Munn, B.A., Ph.D. (1982)
  89. Merchant and Craft Guilds
    A History of the Aberdeen Incorporated Trades by Ebenezer Bain (1887)
  90. The Story of the Scots Stage
    By Robb Lawson (1917)
  91. Old Time Customs
    Memories and Traditions and Other Essays by John Burgess Calkin, M. A. LL.D. (1918)
  92. Darling Memorial Sketch Book
    About a church elder working in the Temperance area.
  93. The Scottish Nation
    Or the Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours and Biographical History of The People of Scotland By William Anderson, published 1863. 3 volumes of 750 pages each.
  94. The Social and Economic Condition of the Highlands of Scotland Since 1800
    By A. J. Beaton (1906)
  95. Folklore of Scottish Lochs and Springs
    by James M. Mackinlay (1893)
  96. Wilderness Homes
    A Book of the Log Cabin by Oliver Kemp (1908)
  97. Crofting Agriculture
    Its practice in the West Highlands and Islands by F. Fraser Darling (1945)
  98. Parish Life in the North of Scotland
    By Rev. Donald Sage A.M. (1899)
  99. The New Statistical Account of Scotland
    Published in 1845 in 15 volumes
  100. The Statistical Account of Scotland
    Published in 1791-1799 in 21 volumes
  101. Children's Rhymes. Children's Games, Children' s Songs, Children's Stories
    A Book for Bairns and Big Folk by Robert Ford (1904)
  102. Home and Farm Food Preservation
    By William V. Cruess (1918)
  103. Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend
    By Donald A MacKenzie
  104. Social Life in Scotland
    From Early to Recent Times by Rev. Charles Rogers D.D., LL.D., FSA Scot in 3 volumes (1884)
  105. The History of the Linlithgow and Stirlingshire Hunt 1775-1910
    By James H Rutherford, W.S. (1911)
  106. Antiquarian Notes, Historical, Genealogical and Social
    (Second Series) Inverness-Shire, Parish by Parish By Charles Fraser-Mackintosh, FSA Scot. (1897)
  107. The Scottish Church
    From Earliest Times to 1881, By W. Chambers (1881)
  108. Old World Scotland
    Glimpses of its Modes and Manners, By T. F. Henderson (1893)
  109. The Story of Scottish Rugby
    By  R. J. Philips (1925)
  110. Folk Lore in Lowland Scotland
    By  Eve Blantyre Simpson (1908)
  111. The Land of Heather
    By Clifton Johnson (1926)
  112. Prelude to the Orpheus
    By Hugh S. Roberton
  113. More Adventures in Kilt and Khaki
    Sketches of the Glasgow Highlanders and others in France by Thomas M. Lyon (1917)
  114. Songs of Lowland Scotland
    From the times of James V, King of Scots, A book of c. 600 pages of songs published in Scotland in 1870, and arranged in episodic form by John Henderson.
  115. The United States of America: A History
    By Robert MacKenzie (1870)
  116. A History of our Firm
    Being some account of the firm of Pollock, Gilmour & Co. and its offshoots and connections 1804-1920 by John Rankin (1921)
  117. "Curdies" a Glasgow Sketch Book
    By Hugh S. Roberton
  118. Scotland's Story
    A History of Scotland for Boys and Girls By H. E. Marshall
  119. Mountain Moor and Loch
    Illustrated by Pen and Pencil on the route of the West Highland Railway with 230 illustrations (1894)
  120. Globe Readers
    These are 5 books that were compiled by Professor Murison when he was Master of English at The Grammar School in Aberdeen. They were intended to teach the English language, spelling and grammar and also to educate the children on nature, history, geography and science.
  121. Scottish Life and Character
    By William Harvey (1911)
  122. Glasgow Herald
    Fifty Years of Newspaper Life 1845 - 1895 By Alexander Sinclair
  123. Ten Acres Enough
    By Edmund Morris (1905)
  124. Art in Scotland
    Its Origin and Progress by Robert Brydall (1889)
  125. History of the Queen's Park Football Club 1867 - 1917
    By Richard Robinson (1920)
  126. Scotland as it was and as it is
    By the Duke of Argyll, George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke (1887)
  127. The Starling, A Scotch Story
    By Normal MacLeod D.D.
  128. Furth in Field
    A volume of essays on the Life, Language and Literature of Old Scotland by Hugh Haliburton (1894)
  129. The Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal
    This is Volume 1 published in 1891
  130. Chronicals of a Country Cobbler
    By A Willock (1887)
  131. Oor Mither Tongue
    An Anthology of Scots Vernacular Verse by Ninian Macwhannell (1938)
  132. The Railways of Scotland
    By W. M. Acworth (1890)
  133. The Paisley Shawl and the People who made it
    A record of an interesting epoch is the History of the Town by Matthew Blair (1904)
  134. The Scottish Soldiers of Fortune
    Their adventures and achievements in the armies of Europe by James Grant (1889)
  135. The Pipes of War
    A Records of Achievements of Pipers of Scottish and Overseas Regiments during the War of 1914 - 1918. by Brevwt-Col. Sir Bruce Seton, Bart. of Abercorn, C.B. and Pipe Major John Grant. (1920)
  136. Annals of the Scottish Widows Fund Life Assurance Society
    During 100 years, compiled by the Hon. Sir Herbert Maxwell (1914)
  137. Two Centuries of Shipbuilding by the Scotts at Greenock
    Published in 1906
  138. An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707)
    By Robert S. Rait (1901)
  139. Sports and Pastimes of Scotland
    By Robert Scott Fittis (1891)
  140. Scotland and the Scots
    Essays illustrative of Scottish Life, History and Character by Peter Ross (1889)
  141. The Heather in Lore, Lyric and Lay
    By Alexander Wallace (1903)
  142. Book of Scottish Story
    Historical, Humorous, Legendary, Imaginative by Standard Scottish Writers (1896)
  143. Town Council Seals of Scotland
    Historical, Legendary and Heraldic by Alexander Porteous
  144. The Long Glen
    From an old copy of the Highland Magazine
  145. The Scottish Reformation
    A Historical Sketch by Peter Lorimer D.D. (1860)
  146. History of the Gipsies
    By James Simson (1866)
  147. Works of Wm Robertson
    History of Scotland.
  148. Lays of the Covenanters
    By James Dodds (1880)
  149. Tales of the Scottish Peasantry
    By Alexander and John Bethune (1884)
  150. History of Scotland
    By William Robertson (1771)
  151. Scotland, Social and Domestic
    Memorials of Life and Manners in North Britain by Rev. Charles Rogers LL.D., FSA Scot (1869)
  152. Ten Tales
    By Sir Harry Lauder (1908)
  153. The Lairds of Glenlyon:  Historical Sketches
    Relating to the Districts of Appin, Glenlyon and Breadalbane by Duncan Campbell (1886)
  154. Commercial Relations of England and Scotland 1603 - 1707
    By Theodora Keith (1910)
  155. The Cottars of the Glen
    or a Glimpse of the Rural Life of the Scottish Peasantry of 100 years ago by The Rev. Robert Simpson (1866)
  156. Musings among the Heather
    Being poems chiefly in the Scottish Dialect by David Thomson (1881)
  157. Geikie's Engravings
    Illustrative of Scottish Character and Scenery by Sir Thomas Dick Lauder (1885)
  158. The Complete Scotland
    A comprehensive survey, based on the principle motor, walking, railway and steamer routes. Historical section by J.D. Mackie, M.C., M.A. Professor of Scottish History and Literature at the University of Glasgow and geology and scenery by T.M. Finlay, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S.E., University of Edinburgh.
  159. Fishermen and Fishing Ways
    By Peter F Anson (1932)
  160. Old Church Life in Scotland
    By Andrew Edgar, Minister at Mauchline (1885)
  161. Problems of a Scottish Provincial Town
    By John Howard Whitehouse (1905)
  162. Wyntoun's Original Chronicle
    An old history of Scotland
  163. The Settlers in Canada
    By Captain Marryat  R. N. (1886)
  164. Our New Zealand Cousins
    By James Inglis (1887)
  165. Twenty Years on the Saskatchewan, N.W. Canada
    By the Rev. William Newton, Hon Canon of Saskatchewan (1897)
  166. Our Australian Cousins
    By James Inglis (1880)
  167. The Fall of Canada
    A Chapter in the History of the Seven Year's War by George M. Wrong (1914)
  168. The Aberdeen Doctors
    A noteable group of Scottish Theologians of the first Episcopal period, 1610 to 1638, and the bearing of their teaching on some questions of the present time by D. MacMillan (1909).
  169. Sketches Illustrating the Early Settlement and History of Glengarry in Canada
    By J. A. MacDonell (1893)
  170. Memoirs of the Jacobites
    Of 1715 and 1745 by Mrs Thomson (1845) in 3 volumes
  171. Tent Life in Tigerland
    In which is incorporated "Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" being twelve years reminiscences of a pioneer planter in an Indian Frontier District by James Inglis (1892)
  172. The Sabbath School and Bible Teaching
    By James Inglis (1852)
  173. An Historical Account of the Ancient Culdees of Iona
    And of their settlements in Scotland, England and Ireland by John Jamieson D.D. (1811)
  174. Traits and Stories of the Scottish People
    By the Rev. Charles Rogers LL.D., FSA Scot (1867)
  175. The Social and Industrial history of Scotland, from the Union to the present time
    By James MacKinnon (1921)
  176. Historical Tales of the Wars of Scotland
    And of the Border Raids, Forays and Conflicts in 4 volumes by John Parker Lawson (1839)
  177. The Cottagers of Glenburnie
    By Elizabeth Hamilton (1898)
  178. A Scots Boy's World Sixty Years Ago
    By George Ernest Philip (1922)
  179. Memories Grave and Gay
    Forty Years of School Inspection by John Kerr LL.D (1903)
  180. Homespun
    A Study of a Simple Folk by Annie S. Swan (1894)
  181. History of the Burgh and Parish Schools of Scotland
    By James Grant M.A. (1876)
  182. Though the Long Day
    Or Memorials of a Literary Life during half a century by Charles MacKay LL.D. (1887)
  183. Life Jottings of an Old Edinburgh Citizen
    By Sir J. H. A. MacDonald P.C., K.C.B., Lord Justice-Clerk
  184. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language
    A new edition, revised and enlarged by John Longmuir (1867)
  185. History of the Barrhead Co-operative Society Ltd.
    From 1860 to 1911
  186. Scottish Poets in America
    With Biographical and Critical Notices by John D, Ross (1889)
  187. Northern Notes and Queries
    Edited by Rev. R. W. Cornelious Hallen
  188. Scotland Insured
    By J. M. Hogge, M.P.
  189. Mediaeval Scotland
    Chapters on Agriculture, Manufacturers, Factories, Taxation, Revenue, Trade, Commerce, Weights and Measures by R. W. Cochran-Patrick (1892)
  190. A Plea for a Simpler Life
    By George S. Keith, M.D., LL.D, F.R.C.P.. (1897)
  191. From Shetland to British Columbia, Alaska and the United States
    Being a Journal of Travels, with narrative of return journey after three years exploration by Sinclair Thomson Duncan (1911)
  192. The Story of Edinburgh Castle
    By Louis Weirter (1913)
  193. Wild Flowers of Scotland
    By J. H. Crawford (1897)
  194. Tahan
    Out of Savagery into Civilization, An autobiography by Joseph K. Griffis
  195. Sketches of Virginia
    Historical and Biographical by The Rev. William Henry Foote D.D. (1856)
  196. For Puir Auld Scotland's Sake
    A Book of Prose Essays on Scottish Literary and Rural Subjects by Hugh Haliburton (1887)
  197. A Hundred Years in the Highlands
    By Osgood Hanbury MacKenzie  of Inverewe (1921)
  198. Scottish Historical Review
    This is a series of volumes.
  199. Slum Life in Edinburgh
    Or Scenes in its Darkest Places by T. B. M. (1891)
  200. Old Scottish Customs
    By E. J. Guthrie (1885)
  201. Some Reminiscences and the Bagpipe
    By Alexander Duncan Fraser
  202. History of the St Andrew's Society of the State of New York 1756 - 1906
    By George Austin Morrison, General Secretary of the Society
  203. Excursion to the Orkney Islands
    By Jacob Abbott
  204. Summer Sailings
    By an Old Yachtsman, Archibald Young (1898)
  205. The Criminal and the Community
    By James Devon (1912)
  206. Hound and Horn in Jedforrest
    Being some experiences of a Scottish M.F.H. (Master of Fox Hounds) by T. Scott Anderson
  207. Saint Cecilia's Hall in the Niddry Wynd
    A Chapter in the History of the Music of the Past in Edinburgh by David Fraser Harris (1899)
  208. Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales
    Selected and Edited with an Introduction by Sir George Douglas, Bart.
  209. Under Many Flags
    Or Stories of Scottish Adventurers by W H Devenport Adams (1896)
  210. The Scottish Fairy Book
    By Elizabeth W. Grierson (1918)
  211. Autumnal Rambles Among The Scottish Mountains
    or Pedestrian Tourist's Friend by The Rev. Thomas Grierson, Minister of Kirkbean (1900)
  212. The Awakening of Scotland
    A History from 1747 to 1797 by William Law Mathieson (1910)
  213. Leaves from the Journal
    From our life in the Highlands from 1848 to 1861 (1868) together with a further book More Leaves from the Journal.
  214. The Story of the Royal Scots
    By Lawrence Weaver
  215. The Martyres of Blantyre
    Henry Henderson, Dr. John Bowie, Robert Cleland, A Chapter from the story of Missions in Central Africa by Rev. William Robertson (1892)
  216. First Impressions of England and its People
    By Hugh Miller (1851)
  217. Tales and Sketches
    By Hugh Miller (1863)
  218. Among the Wild Ngoni
    Being some chapters in the history of the Livingstonia Mission in British Central Africa by W. A. Elmslie, M.B., C.M., F.R.G.S., Medical Missionary with Introduction by The Right Hon. Lord Overtoun (1899)
  219. My Man Sandy
    By J. B. Salmond (1919)
  220. Scottish Ghost Stories
    By Elliot O'Donnell (1911)
  221. With the Scottish Regiments at the Front
    By E Charles Vivian
  222. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's Trip to Scotland
    By Thomas Dick Lauder (1843)
  223. The Forester
    Being Plain and Practical Directions for the Planting, Rearing, and General Management of Forest Trees by James Brown, Forester, Arniston (1847)
  224. Memories of his Time
    By Henry Cockburn
  225. Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life
    A selection from the papers of the late Arthur Austin (1871)
  226. Scotch Stories and Lectures, Humorous and Amusing
    by George Roy (1889)
  227. The Book of Scottish Anecdote
    Humorous, Social, Legendary and Historical by Alexander Hislop, Eighth Edition.
  228. The Scottish School of Painting
    By William D. MaKay, R.S.A. (1906)
  229. Weird Tales - Scottish
    By Various Authors
  230. Book of the Old Edinburgh Club
  231. The History of the "Old Scots" Church of Freehold
    From the Scotch immigration of 1685 till the removal of the Church under the Ministry of the Rev. William Tennent Jr. by Henry Goodwin Smith, Minister of the Freehold Church (1895)
  232. Memoirs of a Banking House
    By Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, Bart. (1860)
  233. The Recreations of a Country Parson
    By Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd (1866)
  234. Communion Sunday
    To which is added certain Discources from a University City by Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd (1873)
  235. Arthur St. Clair
    Governor of the Northwest Territory 1787 - 1802 by Rachel Marian Jarrold A.B. Mt. Holyoke College, 1906.
  236. The Great Floods of August 1829
    In the Province of Moray and Adjoining Districts by Sir Thomas Dick Lauder.
  237. Glimpses of Church and Social Life in the Highlands in Olden Times
    By Alexander MacPherson, FSA Scot. (1893)

Books that are Work in Progress
[These are books we are working on at the moment. As we complete these books they will be moved into the above section.  Note also that when you see (Coming Soon) that means we provide a contents page for you to view but there are no links to the chapters as they are being worked on and only when the book is complete on our end will we start to add the links to the chapters. When you see (Being added to the site right now) this means we have finished processing the book and are starting to activate the links so you can read the chapters. Depending on the book we may add a chapter a day or perhaps one a week.]

  1. The Poets and Poetry of Scotland from the earliest to the present time
    Comprising characteristics selections from the works of more noteworthy Scottish poets with biographical and critical notices. By James Grant Wilson (1876)
    (Being added to the site right now)
  2. Highland Rambles
    And Long Legends to Shorten the Way by Thomas Dick Lauder (1837) (Being added to the site right now)
  3. The Life of John Wilson
    For Fifty Years Philanthropist and Scholar in the East by George Smith (1879) (Being added to the site right now)
  4. The Life of Andrew Murray of South Africa
    By J Du Plessis (Coming soon)
  5. Autobiography of a Working Man
    By One who has whistled at the Plough (Coming soon)

Detailed Accounts, Smaller Books and Partial Books
These are usually small books of up to 40 pages or so. Sometimes we find a book where the whole is not of interest but there is perhaps one chapter that provides interesting information and so we extract that single chapter. We also find old magazines that have been bound together to provide a years worth of monthly editions and we extract what we consider to be interesting articles from them.

  1. Essay's of Hugh Haliburton
    or James Logie Robertson
  2. Letters of John Cockburn of Ormistoun to his Gardner (1727-1733)
    Edited with Introduction and Notes by James Colville
  3. The Gretna Green Memoirs
    By Robert Elliot (1842)
  4. Crofts and Farms in the Hebrides
    Being an account of the management of an island estate for 130 years by the Duke of Argyll (1883).
  5. Register of Acts of the Incorporation  of Wrights of Glasgow
    1650 - 1710 with Appendix by Deacon John Watt (1887)
  6. Ian Roy of Skellater, A Soldier of Fortune
    Being the Life of General John Forbes of the Potuguese Army by James Neil, M.D.
  7. Grazing and Agrestic Customs of the Outer Hebrides
    By Alexander Carmichael (1884)
  8. Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde
    Taken from the World's Workers series (1886)
  9. The Scottish Highlander
    By J. L. Morison
  10. A Sermon on the occasion of the death of Hon. Archibald McIntyre
    By William B. Sprague D.D. (1858)
  11. Rab and his Friends
    and other dogs and men by Dr. John Brown
  12. Notice of Runic Inscriptions
    Discovered during recent excavations in the Orkneys made by James Farrer, M.P. (1862) including Maes-Howe.
  13. Sketch Book of the North
    by George Eyre-Todd. A collection of interesting articles on all things Scottish.
  14. The Fight for an Independent Scotland since 1800
    This is where we gather together more modern historical material tracing the fight for Scottish Independence.
  15. One Hundred Years of Guttapercha R & J. Dick Ltd.
    Compiled by Thomas Chalmers (1946)
  16. The Tartan Army
    An account by one of the principal participants about the bombing campaign in Scotland and the stealing of Wallace's sword.
  17. What is My Tartan?
    By Frank Adams  FSA Scot. (1896)
  18. King Arthur
    Thanks to research by Kelly d. we bring you lots of information on the famous King Arthur.
  19. Highland Clearances
    A collection of information on the Highland Clearances.
  20. Women in History
    We seem to hear lots about famous men so we felt it only right to highlight some very special women.
  21. Significant Scots
    A lot of the entries in here come from the book "Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen" and include some very detailed entries that are an excellent read.
  22. History of the Scottish Borders
    Here we present historical information on the Scottish Borders.
  23. The Pages of Kenneth J Neill.
    A selection of historical information on Scotland including accounts of Castles and Prisons.
  24. Transport in Scotland
    A series of articles telling of the history of transport in Scotland.
  25. History of the Western Isles
    A Chapter from the book "The Western Isles" by Alasdair Alpin MacGregor
  26. Articles on Scottish History
    A collection of articles on Scottish historical themes from the proceedings of the Society of Antiquarians of Scotland. Examples are "Scottish Charms and Amulets" and "A tour through the Western Isles in 1768", etc.
  27. History Of The Britons
    (Historia Brittonum) by Nennius, Translated by J. A. Giles
  28. Charlotte's Stories
    Here is a collection of information from Charlotte Blah
  29. Whaup O' The Rede
    A Ballad of the Border Raiders by Will Ogilvie 1909
  30. Miscellany of Popular Scottish Poems
    Chiefly of a Humorous and Descriptive Character with notes 1879
  31. Elmira Centennial and Scottish Pioneers
    1838 - 1938
  32. Reminiscences of Childhood by a Matron of Eighty
    A letter to a brother writing of some of her early recollections in Scotland.
  33. Prince Henry Sinclair
    By James A. Earl
  34. The Scots and their Descendants in Illinois
    By Thomas C. MacMillan, M.A., LL.D. 1919
  35. Inside A Terrorist Group - The Story of The SNLA
    By David Leslie
  36. Adventures of a Paper Sleuth
    By Hugh P. MacMillan
  37. The Scottish Country Dance Book
    Issued by the Scottish Country Dance Society (1927). Note: we are adding a few more of these books as we find them.
  38. Life Story of Robert Moffat
    The Gardener Boy who became the great South African Pioneer by J. J. Ellis.
  39. The Southern States of America
    Published in 1909. A 12 volume publication but only the first 3 volumes published here.
  40. Good Words 1860
    Edited by Norman MacLeod. This is the first of a series of annuals that were published for many years.
  41. Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland
    A collection of articles from volumes produced in the last half of the 19th century.
  42. Orkney and Shetland
    This is the account of Shetland from this book by T Mainland published in 1920.
  43. Biographical Sketch of Robert Stevenson
    Civil Engineer, by Alan Stevenson (1851)

Books in Text format
Note: These are simple text files and contain no formatting yet are easy to read. Most of them are courtesy of the Project Guttenberg.

  1. My Man Sandy
    By J. B. Salmond (sixth edition)
  2. Robert Louis Stevenson
    A whole collection of his books to read in this format.
  3. Sir Walter Scott
    The father of the historical novel.
  4. Second Shetland Truck System Report
    by Guthrie, William, 1835-1908
    This file is 3.8Mb so you'll understand how large it is. It does give a most interesting historical insight into life in Shetland in the 19th century.
  5. In Freedom's Cause : A Story Of Wallace And Bruce
    This is a fictional account.
  6. Bonnie Prince Charlie : A Tale Of Fontenoy And Culloden
    This is a fictional account
  7. Unknown To History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland
    By Yonge, Charlotte Mary, 1823-1901
  8. Collection of Scotch Proverbs
    By Stampoy, Pappity
  9. History Of The Mackenzies, with genealogies of the principal families of the name
    By Mackenzie, Alexander, 1833-1898
  10. Memories of Canada and Scotland -- Speeches and Verses
    By Campbell, John Douglas Sutherland
  11. The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Entire, 1555-84
    By John Lothrop Motley
  12. Between You and Me
    By Sir Harry Lauder
  13. A Short History of Australia
    By Ernest Scott (This is an e-text file)
  14. The Man from Glengarry
    By Connor, Ralph
  15. Glengarry School Days
    By Connor, Ralph
  16. The Lion of the North
    Gustaf II Adolf, King of Sweden, 1594-1632 -- Fiction - by Henty, G. A. (George Alfred) (1832-1902).
  17. A Short History of Wales
    by Owen M. Edwards
  18. The Conquest of the Old Southwest
    The Romantic Story of the Early Pioneers into Virginia, The Carolinas, Tennessee, and Kentucky 1740-1790 by Archibald Henderson
  19. A Popular History of Ireland
    From the earliest period to the emancipation of the Catholics by Thomas D'Arcy McGee
  20. The Religion of the Ancient Celts
    By J.A. MacCulloch, 1911.
  21. Letters On Demonology And Witchcraft
    By Sir Walter Scott
  22. Geordie's Tryst - A Tale of Scottish Life
    By Mrs. Milne Rae
  23. The Eskdale Herd-boy
    By Mrs Blackford
  24. Ten Great Religions - An Essay in Comparative Theology
    By James Freeman Clarke, 1899.
  25. Sketches and Tales Illustrative of Life in the Backwoods of New Brunswick
    By Mrs F. Beavan
  26. Fragments Of Ancient Poetry
    By James MacPherson
  27. Celtic Fairy Tales
    By Joseph Jacobs
  28. Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush
    By Ian MacLaren
  29. Malcolm
    By George MacDonald
  30. A Trip to Manitoba
    By Mary Fitzgibbon
  31. A Daughter of Fife
    By Amelia Edith Barr
  32. Scandinavian influence on Southern Lowland Scotch
    By George Tobias Flom
  33. The Scotch Twins
    By Lucy Fitch Perkins
  34. Nancy MacIntyre
    By Lester Shepard Parker
  35. The Black-Bearded Barbarian
    By Keith
  36. A Monk of Fife
    By Andrew Lang (1461)
  37. Golf In The Year 2000
    By J. McCullough-Read. Amazing book from 1892 predicted bullet trains, television, & digital watches.
  38. The Life of Stephen A. Douglas
    By William Gardner, A congressman of Scots parentage.
  39. T. Tembaron
    By Frances Hodgson Burnett (Note: This is not a Scottish book but one that my parents owned while in the Middle East and that I read nearly 40 years ago and it was good to find a copy after all those years.)
  40. Scotland's Mark on America
    By George Fraser Black, PH.D
  41. An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707)
    By Robert S. Rait
  42. A Short History of Scotland
    By Andrew Lang
  43. Publications of the Scottish History Society, Vol. 36
    By Sir John Lauder. Journals of Sir John Lauder Lord Fountainhall with His Observations on Public Affairs and Other Memoranda 1665-1676.
  44. Is Ulster Right?
    A statement of the question at issue between Ulster and the Nationalist party, and of the reasons - historical, political and financial - why Ulster is justified in opposing home rule.
  45. Ulster's Stand for Union
    By Ronald McNeill
  46. Folk-Lore and Legends Scotland
    Anonymous (1889)
  47. Letters of a Woman Homesteader
    By Elinore Pruitt Stewart (1914)
  48. The Fat of the Land
    The Story of an American Farm by John Williams Streeter (1904)
  49. Twenty-Seven Years in Canada West
    By Samuel Strickland
  50. The Story of Newfoundland
    By Frederick Edwin Smith, Earl of Birkenhead
  51. Alec Forbes of Howglen
    By George MacDonald
  52. The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone
    By Margaret A. McIntyre
  53. The Auld Doctor and other Poems and Songs in Scots
    By David Rorie
  54. Minstrelsy of the Scottish border Vol. 1
    By Walter Scott
  55. Minstrelsy of the Scottish border Vol. 2
    By Walter Scott
  56. The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume I.
    By Charles Rogers, LL.D., F.S.A. SCOT.
  57. The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II.
    By Charles Rogers, LL.D., F.S.A. SCOT.
  58. Brendan's Fabulous Voyage
    By John Patrick Crichton Stuart Bute
  59. The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists
    By George Bryce
  60. Mary Slessor of Calabar: Pioneer Missionary
    By W. P. Livingstone
  61. Glengarry Schooldays
    By Ralph Connor
  62. Black Rock
    By Ralph Connor
  63. The Norwegian account of Haco's expedition against Scotland, A.D. MCCLXIII
    Creator - Sturla Ţórđarson, 1214-1284
  64. The Backwoods of Canada
    By Catharine Parr Traill
  65. Auld Licht Idylls
    By J. M. Barrie
  66. Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Vol.1
    By Mrs. Thomson
  67. Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Vol.2
    By Mrs. Thomson
  68. Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Vol.3
    By Mrs. Thomson
  69. The Early Scottish Church
    The Ecclesiastical History of Scotland from the First to the Twelfth century by the Rev. Thomas M'Lauchlin (1865)
  70. Andrew Melville
    By William Morrison (1899). A fighter for the Presbyterian system in the Church in the 16th century.
  71. Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys
    by Rev. D. Butler, M.A. (1901)
  72. Home Vegetable Gardening
    by F. F. Rockwell
  73. History of China
    By Wolfram Eberhard
  74. Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803
    By Dorothy Wordsworth

 


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