We now have a Scottish History Forum in our Electric Scotland Community.
I'm often asked what would be useful to read to get an overview of
Scotland and Scottish history so here are my suggestions.
Scotland - A Concise History
This is an excellent concise history of Scotland coming from one of
Scotland's most respected historians, James Halliday. 'A masterly summary
of our national story by an impeccable authority', The Scots Magazine.
A Revised Chronology of Scottish History 1005 - 1625 by Sir Archibald H.
Dunbar, Bart. (1906)
Domestic Annals of Scotland
From the Reformation to the Revolution by Robert Chambers 1874
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.
History of the Scottish Nation
A very large account by the Rev. J. A. Wylie of the
history of the Scottish Nation. This is an old historical text on
General History of the
This is a huge and very detailed history of the Highlands (not all of
Scotland), researched in the 1830's and updated in the 1870's.
Social History of the
From the same source as above this is a compilation of
information on weddings, second site, and also takes you through the
period of the infamous Highland clearances.
Again from the same source as above this gives you
information on significant Scottish literature, poetry and music.
Our attempt to provide information on Heraldry.
This section holds a variety of articles of various lengths on historical
topics which have been either sent in by visitors to the site or culled from
Clans and Families of
Ireland and Scotland!
This is a significant book by C. Thomas
Cairney detailing where the Gaels came from and how clans and families of
Ireland and Scotland fit into the overall picture.
Ulster-Scots Society of America
Information on the Society and articles about the Ulster-Scots.
Castles of Scotland
This is where we provide information on traditions and stories on Scottish
articles about the Picts.
Books and Articles about Scotland
This is where we've sourced antiquarian books about Scotland that give a
more detailed look at areas and aspects of Scotland and have transcribed them onto
the site for you to enjoy. Full books in here include History of
Stirlingshire, History of Leith and A Summer in Skye, to name but a few.
Prince Charles Edward Stuart
A very detailed account of Bonnie Prince Charlie's
attempt at getting his father back onto the throne of Great Britain. The
Historic Places to go in Scotland
Gives you a listing of places and castles of historic
interest by region along with small descriptions and quite a few pictures
as well as links to places where you'll find further information.
Significant and Famous Scots
This is a big menu of Scots that made a difference.
Most of the people listed have an individual web pages about them.
Accounts of some of our famous Scottish regiments and
their formation during the late 1700's which includes various battles in
America and Canada as well as in the West Indies and Europe.
Information on the Scottish Freemasons.
Strange Tales from Scotland
Ghosties and Goullies and Long Legged Beasties. In
other words some ghost stories, fairy tales and other strange tales.
Accounts of some famous Scottish battles.
Sir William Wallace
The film Braveheart made him rather famous so here is a
new account of this famous person.
Here we try to group articles and other material about the Highland
History of Sports in Scotland
Curling, Golf, Shinty, etc.
The Other 70%
This is a series of articles from Judith Lloyd about the 70% of Scots that
are not members of a clan.
We've all heard of them and this is our attempt to tell
you a bit about them. Our thanks to Kelly d. for the research.
World History of Scottish Connections
This is where we store information on Scottish links with the USA, Canada,
Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and Iceland. Lots of history and
biographies of Scots descendant.
The Working Life of an MSP
Read a weekly digest of the work of Linda Fabiani, MSP for Central Scotland.
Baronets of Nova Scotia
Who are the Baronets of Nova Scotia and
how important are they.
This is where we highlight Scottish societies and
organisations around the world.
Tells you all about Tartan
day and how it came about.
Stories from the Scotsman
From time to time I find a grand wee story on the Scotsman newspaper and
add them in here.
Historic Picture Gallery
Here we provide pictures of scenes and items from Old Scotland.
Maritime Heritage Association
Learning of the Maritime history of Banffshire
History from the BBC
An interesting site which is certainly worth a visit.
purchasing power of money in Great Britain from 1264 to 2002
A site that gives you the opportunity of comparing prices.
The History of Northumberland
The coutry just beneath Scotland
Audio & Video Clips of Historic Scotland
BBC Scotland have put together a section where you can listen and watch
historical media about Scotland.
Other Pages of Historical Interest
Loads more great historical information here.
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