Cindy Vallar

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Scottish Resources

Castles, Abbeys, & Churches
Costume History
Culture and Folklore
'Forty-five (Rising of 1745)
Gaelic and Scots
Magazines, Maps, & Travel
Videos and Movies

Castles, Abbeys, & Churches

Blair Castle Guidebook

Cantlie, Hugh. Ancestral Castles of Scotland. Collins & Brown, 1992.

Doune Castle Guidebook

Edinburgh: A Guide to the Royal Mile and Old Town
Edinburgh Castle Guidebook

Fawcett, Richard. Scottish Cathedrals. (Historic Scotland) B. T. Batsford, 1997.
Fawcett, Richard. Stirling Castle. (Historic Scotland) B. T. Batsford, 1995.
Fraprie, Frank Roy. Castles and Keeps of Scotland.  Barnes & Noble, 1993.
Fry, Plantagenet Somerset. Castles of Britain and Ireland.  Abbeville Press, 1996.

Linlithgow Palace Guidebook

MacIvor, Iain. Edinburgh Castle. (Historic Scotland) B. T. Batsford, 1997.

Palace of Holyroodhouse Official Guide

Ross, Susan. Chambers Guide to the Castles of Scotland. Chambers.

Stair-Kerr, Eric. Stirling Castle: Its Place in Scottish History. James Maclehose & Sons, 1913.
Stirling Castle Guidebook

Tabraham, Chris. Scotland's Castles (Historic Scotland) B. T. Batsford, 1997.

Urquhart Castle Guidebook

Wallace, Joyce M. Historic Houses of Edinburgh. John Donald, 1987.

Dunnottar Castle
Dunnottar Castle

Inchmahome Abbey
Inchmahome Abbey

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Glen Coe

Great Glen
Great Glen

Clan Cameron Museum Guidebook

Bartholomew Maps: Clan Cameron
Blackie, Lorna. Clans and Tartans: The Fabric of Scotland. Gallery Books, 1987.

Clan Cameron (Your Clan Heritage Books) Cascade Publishing, 1983.
Clan Macgregor (Your Clan Heritage Books) Cascade Publishing, 1983.

Dunlop, Jean. The Clan Mackenzie. Johnston & Bacon, 1987.

Fraser of Reelig, Charles Ian. The Clan Cameron. Johnston & Bacon, 1987.
Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans. Gallery Books, 1991.

Grant, James. Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Wordsworth Editions, 1992.
Grant, Neil. Scottish Clans and Tartans. Crescent Books, 1987.
Grimble, Ian. Scottish Clans and Tartans. Harmony Books, 1973.

Kernack, W. R. The Clan Macgregor: the Nameless Clan. Johnston & Bacon, 1972.

Lenman, Bruce. The Jacobite Clans of the Great Glen 1650-1784. Metheun, 1984.

Maclean, Charles. Clan Almanac. Crescent Books, 1990.
Maclean, Fitzroy. Highlanders: A History of the Scottish Clans. Penguin, 1995.
Macgregor, Forbes. Clan Gregor. Clan Gregor Society, 1977.
McKerral, Andrew. Clan Campbell. Johnston & Bacon, 1984.
Moncrieffe, Sir Iain. Highland Clans (revised edition) Clarkson N. Potter, 1982.

Pine, L. G. The Highland Clans. David & Charles, 1972.

Stewart of Ardvorlich, John. The Camerons: A History of Clan Cameron. Clan Cameron Association.
Stewart of Ardvorlich, John. The Stewarts. Johnston & Bacon, 1987.

Way of Plean, George and Romilly Squire. Collins Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia. HarperCollins, 1994.

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Costume History

Bird, Linda. The Scots.  Grand Rapids, OH: Smoke and Fire News, 1996.

Dunbar, John Telfer. Highland Costume.  Edinburgh: Mercat Press, 1983.

Maxwell, Stuart, and Robin Hutchinson. Scottish Costume 1550-1850. Dufour, 1959.
McIan, R. R.  The Clans of the Scottish Highlands: The Costumes of the Clans.  Knopf, 1980.

Tartans: the Facts and Myths.  Norwich: Jarrold Publishing, 1990.

Peter in 1745 tartan

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Culture & Folklore

Highland Loom

Piper at Urquhart Castle

Interior of Old Leanach Cottage
Bennett, Margaret. Scottish Customs from the Cradle to the Grave. Edinburgh: Polygon, 1992.

Campbell, John Gregorson. Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.  Singing Tree Press, 1970.
Cannon, Roderick D. The Highland Bagpipe and Its Music. John Donald Publishers, 1988.
Carmichael, Alexander. Carmina Gadelica. Oliver & Boyd, 1928.
Carter, Jenny and Janet Roe. Chambers Guide to Traditional Crafts of Scotland. Chambers, 1988.

Davidson, Thomas. Rowan Tree and Red Thread. Oliver & Boyd, 1949.
Douglas, Ronald MacDonald. The Scots Book. Bracken Books, 1995.

Early Scottish Poetry. Greenwood, 1971.

Finlay, Ian. Scottish Crafts. Chanticleer Press.
Flett, J. P. & T. I. Traditional Dancing in Scotland. Routledge & Paul Kegan, 1985.
Frazer, Sir James George. The Golden Bough. Macmillan, 1963.

Graham, Henry Gray. Social Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth Century. A & C Black, 1928.
Grant, I. F. Highland Folk Ways. Routledge, 1961.

Highland Folk Museum Guidebook
Handley, James E. Scottish Farming in the Eighteenth Century. Faber & Faber.
Hazlitt, W. Carew. Faiths and Folklore of the British Isles. Benjamin Blom.

Jarvie, Grant. Highland Games: The Making of the Myth. Edinburgh University Press, 1991.

Lamont-Brown, Raymond. Scottish Superstitions. Chambers, 1990.
Livingstone, Sheila. Scottish Customs. Birlinn, 1996.
Maclean, Virginia. Much Entertainment: A Visual and Culinary Record of Johnson and Boswell’s  Tour of Scotland in 1773.
     Liveright, 1973.

Macgregor, Alexander. Highland Superstitions. Unicorn Ltd., 1991.
Marriage and Property. Aberdeen University Press, 1984.
McPhee, John. The Crofter and the Laird. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1970.
Milligan, Jean C. and D. G. MacLennan. Dances of Scotland. Chanticleer Press.

Plant, Marjorie. The Domestic Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth Century. Edinburgh University Press, 1952.

Ross, Anne. The Folklore of the Scottish Highlands. B. T. Batsford, 1990.

Scots Book of Lore and Folklore. Beekman House, 1982.
Scott, Walter. Manners, Customs, and History of the Highlanders of Scotland and the Historical Account of the Clan MacGregor.
     Barnes & Noble, 1993.

The Scottish World: History and Culture of Scotland. Harry N. Abrams, 1981.
Shepherd, Robbie. Let's Have a Ceilidh. Canongate Press, 1992.
Swire, Otta F. The Highlands and Their Legends. Oliver & Boyd, 1963.

Taylor, G. Douglas. Some Traditional Scottish Dances. Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, 1955.
Thompson, Francis. Supernatural Highlands. Luath Press, 1997.
Thurston, H. A. Scotland’s Dances. G. Bell and Sons, 1955.

Wimberly, Lowry Charles. Folklore in the English and Scottish Ballads. University of Chicago Press, 1928.
Withers, Charles W. J. Gaelic Scotland: The Transformation of a Culture Region. Routledge, 1988.

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The ’Forty-five

Old Leanach Cottage, Culloden
Old Leanach Cottage, Culloden

Well of the Dead, Culloden
Well of the Dead, Culloden

Ruthven Barracks
Ruthven Barracks

Doune Castle
Doune Castle
The ’45 to Gather an Image Whole. Mercat Press, 1988.
1745: Charles Edward Stuart and the Jacobites. HMSO, 1995.

Black, Jeremy. Culloden and the '45. Alan Sutton, 1990.

Chambers, Robert. History of the Rebellion of 1745-1746. W. & R. Chambers, 1869.
Collected Papers of the Jacobite Risings. Manchester University Press, 1971.
Craig, Maggie. Damn' Rebel Bitches: The Women of the '45. Mainstream, 1997.
Culloden: The Swords and the Sorrows. National Trust of Scotland, 1996.
Daiches, David. The Last Stuart. G. P. Putnam’s Sons
Dalgleish, George, and Dallas Mechan.‘I am Come Home’: Treasures of Prince Charles Edward Stuart.
     National Museum of Antiquities of  Scotland, 1985.

Erikson, Carolly. Bonnie Prince Charlie. William Morrow, 1989.

The Final Campaign
The ‘Forty-five: The last Jacobite Rebellion

Gibson, John Sibbald. Lochiel of the '45: The Jacobite Chief and the Prince. Edinburgh University Press, 1995.

Harrington, Peter. Culloden 1746: The Highland Clans’ Last Charge (Campaign Series) Osprey, 1991.
Hibbert, Christopher. The Tower of London. Newsweek, 1971.
Highland Songs of the Forty-five. Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, 1984.
Hook, Michael, &
Walter Ross. The 'Forty-five: The Last Jacobite Rebellion. HMSO, 1995.

The Jacobite Army in England in 1745
Johnstone, Chevalier de. The Memoirs of the Rebellion in 1745 and 1746. Longman Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, 1820.

Kybett, Susan Maclean. Bonnie Prince Charlie. Dodd, Mead, 1988.

Lang, Andrew. Pickle the Spy or the Incognito of Prince Charles. AMS Press, 1970.
Lenman, Bruce. The Jacobite Risings in Britain 1689-1746. Eyre Metheun, 1980.
Linklater, Eric. Prince in the Heather. Grafton Books, 1965.

MacKenzie, Agnes Mure. The Passing of the Stewarts. Oliver & Boyd.
McLynn, Frank. Charles Edward Stuart: A Tragedy in Many Acts. Routledge, 1988.

Platt, Colin, and Mike McCarthy. Carlisle Castle. English Heritage, 1992.
Prebble, John. Culloden. Penguin, 1961.
Preston, Diana. The Road to Culloden Moor: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the ’45 Rebellion. Constable, 1996.
The Prisoners of the ’45. Edinburgh University Press, 1928.

Reid, Stuart. Like Hungry Wolves: Culloden Moor 16 April 1746. Windrow and Greene, 1994.
Reid, Stuart. 1745: A Military History of the Last Jacobite Uprising. Sarpedon, 1966.

Selby, John. Over the Sea to Skye: The Forty-five. St. Martins, 1973.
Smith, Annette M. Jacobite Estates of the Forty-five. John Donald, 1982.
Speck, W. A. The Butcher: The Duke of Cumberland and the Suppression of the ’45. Welsh Academic Press, 1995.

Thomson, Mrs. Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Richard Bentley, 1845.
Tomasson, Katherine. The Jacobite General. William Blackwood & Sons, 1958.
Tomasson, Katherine and Frances Buist. Battles of the ’45. B. T. Batsford, 1962.

Willmott-Dixon. The Jacobite Episode in Scottish History and Its Relative Literature. John Menzies, 1894.

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Gaelic & Scots

The Concise Scots Dictionary
. Aberdeen University Press, 1991.

Macdonald, J. A. Gaidhlig BHEO (National Extension College - v1, units 1-8). An Comunn Gaidhealach, 1976.
MacKay, Charles. Auld Scots Dictionary. Lang Syne Publishers, 1992.
MacClennan, Malcolm. Gaelic Dictionary. Acair & Mercat Press, 1992.

Robertson, Boyd, and Iain Taylor. Teach Yourself Gaelic. NTC Publishing Group, 1993.

Celtic chain

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Robert the Bruce
Robert the Bruce

Dun Telve
Dun Telve Broch

Dirleton Castle
Dirleton Castle
Bannockburn Guidebook and Storybook
Bingham, Caroline. Beyond the Highland Line: Highland History and Culture. Constable, 1998.
Blundell, Nigel. Ancient Scotland. Chartwell Books, 1996.
Brander, Michael. The Making of the Highlands. Constable, 1980.
Burnett, Charles J., and Christopher J. Tabraham. The Honours of Scotland. Historic Scotland.

Cameron, Joy. Prisons and Punishment in Scotland from the Middle Ages to the PresentCannongate, 1983.
Campbell, John Gregorson. Witchcraft and Second Sight in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Singing Tree Press, 1970.
Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland. HarperCollins, 1994.
Cunningham, A. D. History of Rannoch. 1989.

Donnachie, Ian, & George Hewitt. Companion to Scottish History: Reformation to Present. Facts on File, 1989.

Fairbairn, Neil, and Michael Cyprien. A Traveler's Guide to the Battlefields of Britain. Historical Times, 1983.
Fawcett, Richard. The Architectural History of Scotland. Edinburgh University Press, 1994.
Fisher, Andrew. A Traveler's History of Scotland. Interline, 1990.

Graham, Ian Charles Carrel. Colonists from Scotland: Emigration to North America, 1707-1783. Kennikat Press, 1956.
Grant, I. F., & Hugh Cheap. Periods in Highland History. Shepherd-Walwyn, 1997.

Hanley, Cliff. History of Scotland. Dourest Press, 1986.
Hanley, Cliff. The Scots. New York Times Books, 1980.
Howell, Hazlitt. Highland Constable: the Life and Times of Rob Roy Macgregor. Blackwood and Sons, 1950.
Hill, James Michael. Celtic Warfare 1595-1763. John Donald, 1986.
Hutchinson, Rosalind. A History of Scotland. Mouthed & Co, 1970.

The Jacobite Challenge. John Donald Publishers, 1988.
Jennifer, Michael. Scotland Through the Ages. Michael Joseph, 1987.

Larder, Christina. Enemies of God: The Witching in Scotland. Johns Hopkins Press, 1981.

Mackinaw of Dunking, Charles. Scottish Highlanders. St. Martins, 1984.
Maclean, Fitzroy. A Concise History of Scotland. Viking Press, 1970.
Maclean, Fitzroy. Highlanders. Viking Studio Books, 1995.
Macleod, John. Highlanders: A History of the Gaels. Hotter and Stoughton, 1997.
Maclean, Ann, & Mica Sharp. Prehistoric Scotland. New Amsterdam, 1989.
Meter, Dune. The Highland Scots of North Carolina 1732-1776. University of North Carolina Press, 1961.
Moody, David. Scottish Local History: An Introductory Guide. B. T. Batsford.
Museum of Scotland Guidebook

Porringer, Geoffrey. Witchcraft: European and African. Faber & Faber, 1963.
Plainer, Radomír. The Celtic Sword. Clarkson Press, 1993.

Prebble, John. Glencoe: The Story of the Massacre. Penguin, 1968.

Reid, Stuart. Highland Clansmen 1689-1746 (Warrior Series). Osprey, 1997.

Saddler, John. Scottish Battles from Mons Graupius to Culloden. Canongate, 1996.
Scottish Weapons and Fortifications 1100-1800. John Donald, 1981.
Sharpie, Charles Kirkpatrick. A Historical Account of the Belief in Witchcraft in Scotland. Barnes & Noble, 1972.
Summers, Giblet J. Rob Roy Macgregor Rogue or Romantic Hero? Jarrold, 1986.

Tabraham, Chris, and Doormen Grove. Fortress Scotland and the Jacobites (Historic Scotland). B. T. Batsford, 1996.
Trainer, Nigel. Rob Roy Macgregor. Barnes & Nobel, 1995.

Warner, Philip. Famous Scottish Battles. Barnes & Noble, 1975.

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Magazines Maps & Travel

Antonio, A. E. “'Hand fasting' in Scotland,” The Scottish Historical Review (October 1958, XXXVII:124).

Bartholomew Maps: Scotland Touring
Bartholomew Maps: Northwest Scotland
Bartholomew Maps: Southeast Scotland
Bartholomew Maps: Northeast Scotland
Bartholomew Maps: Southwest Scotland
Baxter, John, David Winpenny, and Charles Aithie. Scottish Highlands and Islands. Passport Books, 1997.
Best of the Highlands: A Tourist Guide to Fort William and Lochaber. Jarrold Publishing, 1992.
Blake, George, and others. Scotland’s Splendour. Collins, 1960.

Crowl, Philip A. The Intelligent Traveller’s Guide to Historic Scotland. Congdon and Weed, 1986.

Daiches, David. Edinburgh. Granada, 1978.
Dalriada Quarterly issues 1997-2000
Douglas, Hugh. “Bonnie Prince Charlie,” British Illustrated History (July 1977, IV:2, pages 18-31).

Fodor’s Scotland

Giddie, John.  Edinburgh. Black and Sons.
Gifford, John, Collin McWilliam, and David Walker. Edinburgh. Penguin Books, 1984.

In Britain

Insight Guide: Scotland. APA Publications, 1990.

Linklater, Eric. Edinburgh. Macmillan, 1961.

Mackenzie, W. C. The Highlands and Isles of Scotland. Moray Press.
Miers. Cadogan Guide: Scotland. Cadogan Books, 1991.
Mills, Eric. “Romancing the Stone: a Scottish Sport is Hot on Maryland Ice,” Maryland Magazine 25:2 (Winter 1992), 24-29).
Morris, Jan, and Paul Wakefield. Scotland: The Place of Visions. Clarkson N. Potter, 1986.
Murray, W. H. The Companion Guide to the West Highlands of Scotland. Prentice Hall, 1984.

Naismith, Robert J. Story of Scotland’s Towns. John Donald Publishers, 1989.
National Trust for Scotland Guide. Jonathan Cape, 1976.

The Raising of the Standard – Glenfinnan.  National Trust of Scotland. 

Ruthven Barracks, Badenoch.

Scotland in Pictures. Lerner, 1991.

Scottish Life
The Scottish Lochs. Constable, 1980.
Summers, Gilbert. Exploring Rural Scotland. Passport Books, 1990.
Sutherland, Dorothy B. Scotland (Enchantment of the World). Childrens Press, 1985.

Thomson, David. Nairn in Darkness and Light. Hutchinson, 1987.
Tomes, John. Blue Guide: Scotland. W. W. Norton, 1996.

U. S. Scots - Autumn 1998 (Heavy Athletics)
U. S. Scots - Summer 1999 (Living Languages)

Falls of Caig
Falls of Cai'aig, Achnacarry

Bass Rock from Tantallon Castle
Bass Rock from Tantallon Castle

Waterfall on Skye
Waterfall on the Isle of Skye

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Comrie, John D. The History of Scottish Medicine to 1860. Baillière, Tindall & Cox, 1927.
Coupland, Robin M. Amputation for War Wounds. International Committee of the Red Cross, 1992.

Hamilton, David. The Healers: A History of Medicine in Scotland. Canongate, 1981.

Kolb, Laurence. The Painful Phantom: Psychology, Physiology & Treatment. Charles C. Thomas, 1954.

Page, David W. Body Trauma. Writer’s Digest, 1996.

Reid, William, and John G. Pollack. The Surgeon’s Management of Gangrene. University Park Press, 1978.

Warren, David J. Old Medical and Dental Instruments. Shire Publications, 1999.

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Archibald, Malcolm. Scottish Animal and Bird Folklore. St. Andrews Press, 1996.

Britain's Wildlife, Plants, and Flowers. Reader’s Digest, 1987.

Darling, F. Fraser. Wild Country: A Highland Naturalist’s Notes and Pictures. Cambridge University Press, 1938.
Darwin, Tess. The Scots Herbal: The Plant Lore of Scotland. Mercat Press, 1997.

Fairweather, Barbara. Highland Plant Lore.

Highland Wildlife Park Explorers Guide.

Prior, Colin, & Magnus Linklater. Highland Wilderness. Constable, 1993.

Stephen, Donald. Scottish Wild Life. Hutchinson & Co., 1964.

Thom, Valerie, M. Birds in Scotland.

Highland cow

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Videos & Movies

Movie reel
Battle of the Clans
Bonnie Prince Charlie – starring David Niven

Castles of Scotland
Clan Cameron
Culloden 1746: The Last Highland Charge

Ghosts of Ireland, Scotland, and England
Great Castles of Europe: Highland Castles

The Highlanders

The Jacobites

Legends of the Isles: Bonnie Prince Charles

Master of Ballantrae – starring Errol Flynn

Rob Roy – starring Liam Nieeson
Rob Roy: The True Story


Touring Scotland

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 © 2012 Cindy Vallar

About Me
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E-Books Historical Fiction vs. History My Excerpts: Novels My Excerpts: Short Stories
My Other Writings My Reviews Pirates & Privateers Recommended Books to Read
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