Reading & Thanks
Here's some literature that can help provide a picture of the past in Highland Scotland:
The Story of Crofting in Scotland: Douglas Willis, 1991
Discovering the Black Isle: Douglas Willis, 1997
Cromartie: Highland Life 1650-1914: Eric Richards & Monica Clough, 1989
My Little Town of Cromarty: David Alston, 2006
Ross and Cromarty – A Historical Guide: David Alston, 1999
Highland Folk Ways: I F Grant, 1961
Achiltibuie- The Archaeology of a Crofting Landscape: The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland, 1997
Portmahomack – a monastery in Pictland: Tarbat Historic Trust 2007
The Drove Roads of Scotland: A R B Haldane, 1952
The Scottish Nation 1700-2007: T M Devine, 2006
The Great Highland Famine: T M Devine, 1995
Scotland’s Story: Tom Steel, 1984
Life in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland: Colin MacDonald, 1936 & 1943 (rep. 1991)
The Making of the Crofting Community: James Hunter, 2000
Last of the Free: James Hunter, 1999
The Highland Clearances Trail: Rob Gibson, 2006
The Survival of the Unfittest: Robert Mathieson, 2000
As an Fhearnan: ed. Malcolm Maclean & Christopher Carrell,1986
Piskies, Presbies and Mackenzies: Elizabeth Sutherland
The Clergy and the Clearances: David Paton,2006
Letters from the Highlands: Robert Somers,1848
None Dare Oppose: John Macleod, 2010
Clearance & Improvement: T. M. Devine, 2006
I have recorded each gravestone attributed to me on this site. However, the following publications were very useful, and, where, for example, erosion has now made an inscription illegible, I have included details [**....**] from these past surveys.
Publications of the Highland Family History Society for the burial grounds etc. at Alness, Avoch Parish Church, Dingwall St. Clements, Kilmuir, Killearnan, Rosemarkie, Suddie and Old Urquhart.
Wester Ross: Monumental Inscriptions pre-1855 pub'd by The Scottish Genealogy Society, 1997.
Surveys of Memorials by Stuart Farrell FSA and Frances Ross FSA (held in Ullapool Museum) for Mill Street and West Argyle Street, Ullapool; Badenscallie, Coigach; and Lochbroom Parish Church, Clachan.
Memorials Inscriptions, Parish of Urray by The Kilmorack Heritage Association.
The helpful and friendly assistance of the Alex Eaton & Alastair Armistead at the Ullapool Museum and of Alastair Macleod of the Highland Council Genealogical Service, Inverness [all now retired], is warmly acknowledged….none is responsible for a word on the site, so all the brickbats can come to me.