A Sense of Place: Studies in Scottish Local History



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Paperback, illustrated

Scotland’s Cultural Heritage Unit, University of Edinburgh

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A volume of essays commissioned by SLHF as a tribute to the late Professor Eric Forbes.


Tannochbrae and all that: Scottish place-names as an indicator of early Gaelic speaking settlement
The Reverend John Brand and the Bo’ness of the 1690s
Lewis Grassic Gibbon and the Mearns
Little better than British slavery: the agriculture of Cunninghame in the late nineteenth century
Buchan's Pottery, Portobello: the final days
Towards a parish directory: the example of Fetlar
Charting an industrial frontier: the making of Motherwell, 1830s – 1870s
Popular culture and the Turra Coo
Social and economic developments in the parish of Row, (now Rhu), Dunbartonshire, circa 1780 – 1850
Thomas Garnett: a doctor on tour in the Highlands
Towards an oral history of Rosewell
The Legend of Holyrood
Retail Co-operatives in the shale mining areas of the Almond Valley 1872 – 1914
The Golden Groves of Abernethy: the cutting and extraction of timber before the Union
Chairs, stools and settles: the vernacular tradition in the Highlands
Aberdour: the evolution of a seaside resort
Ayrshire and the Enlightenment