Mr Kinnear’s death when
he had written the text of this volume, but had not finally revised it,
left the work to be completed by the general editor. Fortunately, the
changes which Mr Kinnear intended to make were clearly marked ; and
these have been closely followed. As it has been impossible to find an
accurate list of those who, by advice or otherwise, assisted Mr Kinnear,
will all who did so kindly accept this general acknowledgment of their
The general editor is deeply indebted to his friend, Mr J. B. Philip,
himself a son of the Mearns, who has given unstintedly of his full
knowledge of the county and has rendered invaluable service in the
reading of the proofs. In addition, Mr Philip generously presented a
number of his own photographs for use in illustration.
Chapter 1. County and
Shire. The Origin of Kincardine and Meams.
Chapter 2. General Characteristics.
Chapter 3. Size. Shape. Boundaries.
Chapter 4. Surface. General Features. Soil.
Chapter 5. Rivers and Lakes.
Chapter 6. Geology.
Chapter 7. Natural History.
Chapter 8. The Coast.
Chapter 9. Climate and Rainfall.
Chapter 10. People—Race, Language, Population.
Chapter 11. Agriculture.
Chapter 12. Manufactures and Other Industries
Chapter 13. Fisheries.
Chapter 14. History of the County.
Chapter 15. Antiquities.
Chapter 16. Architecture—(a) Ecclesiastical.
Chapter 17. Architecture—(b) Castellated.
Chapter 18. Architecture—(c) Domestic.
Chapter 19. Communications—Roads and Railways.
Chapter 20. Administration and Divisions.
Chapter 21. Roll of Honour.
Chapter 22. The Chief Towns and Villages of Kincardineshire.