These Chapters, with two
exceptions, originally appeared in the Glasgow Herald as a series of
articles on Early Scotland: and I am much indebted to the proprietors of
that paper for their courteous and liberal permission to reprint them.
Two articles which appeared in that series, one on the Currency and the
other on the Early Mining Industries, are already in a permanent and
extended shape in the Introductions to the Records of the Coinage of
Scotland and Records of Early Mining in Scotland, and have not been
Two Chapters, one on
Fisheries and the other on Weights and Measures, now appear for the
first time. In connection with the latter I have to express my thanks
and obligations to the Lord Provost and Municipal Authorities of
Edinburgh, and to the Provost and Municipal Authorities of Stirling, for
permission to engrave the interesting ancient national standards still
in their custody; and to the City and Depute-City Clerks of Edinburgh;
Mr. Galbraith, the Town Clerk of Stirling; Mr. Ferguson, the Town Clerk
of Linlithgow; Mr. Annan, the Town Clerk of Lanark; Mr. A. Smith,
Lanark, and Mr. A. Johnston, London, for much valuable information and
assistance in connection with the subject.
R. W. COCHRAN-PATRICK.
WOODSIDE, BEITH, December, 1891.
Chapter I. Agriculture
Chapter II. Agriculture
Chapter III. Manufactures
Chapter IV. Manufactures
Chapter V. Fisheries
Chapter VI. Taxation and Revenue
Chapter VII. Trade and Commerce
Chapter VIII. Weights and Measures