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The Scottish Thistle Resources

Castles, Abbeys, & Churches


Costume History

Culture & Folklore

The 'Forty-five

Gaelic & Scots


Magazines, Maps, & Travel



Videos & 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
Edinbugh Castle

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

Linlithgow Palace [guidebook]

MacIvor, Iain. Edinburgh Castle. BT Batsford, 1997.

Palace of Holyroodhouse Official Guide [guidebook]

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

Stair-Kerr, Eric. Stirling Castle: Its Place in Scottish History. James Maclehose & Songs, 1913.
Stirling Castle [guidebook]

Tabraham, Chris. Scotland's Castles. BT Batsford, 1997.

Urquhart Castle [guidebook]

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

Dunnottar Castle

Inchmahome Abbey
Inchmahome Abbey

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Glen Coe

Great Glen
Great Glen

Clan Clameron Museum [guidebook]

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

Clan Cameron. Cascade, 1983.
Clan Macgregor. Cascade, 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, 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. Smoke and Fire News, 1996.

Dunbar, John Telfer. Highland Costume. Mercat, 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. Jarrold, 1990.

Peter in 1745 tartan
1745 Kilt

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Culture & Folklore

Highland Loom
Weaver's Loom

Piper at Urquhart Castle
Piper at Urquhart Castle

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

Campbell, John Gregorson. Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Singing Tree, 1970.
Cannon, Roderick D. The Highland Bagpipe and Its Music. John Donald, 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, unknown.
Flett, J. P., and T. I. Traditional Dancing in Scotland. Routledge & Paul Kegan, 1985.
Frazer. Sir James George. The Golden Bough. Macmillan, 1963.

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

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

Jarvie, Grant. Highland Games: The Making of the Myth. Edinburgh University, 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, 1991.
Marriage and Property. Aberdeen University, 1984.
McPhee, John. The Crofter and the Laird. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1970.
Milligan, Jean C., and D. G. MacLennan. Dances of Scotland. Chanticleer Press, unknown.

Plant, Marjorie. The Domestic Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth Century. Edinburgh University, 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, 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, 1997.
Thurston, H. A. Scotland's Dances. G. Bell and Sons, 1955.

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

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The Forty-five

The '45 to Gather an Image Whole. Mercat, 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, 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, unknown.
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, 1995.

Harrington, Peter. Culloden 1746: The Highland Clans' Last Charge. 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, 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, unknown.
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, 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, 1984.

Old Leanach
                                        Cottage, Culloden
Old Leanach Cottage, Culloden

Well of the Dead,
Well of the Dead, Culloden

Ruthven Barracks

Doune Castle

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Gaelic & Scots

Celtic chain

The Concise Scots Dictionary
. Aberdeen University, 1991.

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

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

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

Cameron, Joy. Prisons and Punishment in Scotland from the Middle Ages to the Present. Canongate, 1983.
Campbell, John Gregorson. Witchcraft and Second Sight in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Singing Tree, 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, 1994.
Fisher, Andrew. A Traveler's History of Scotland. Interline, 1990.

Graham, Ian Charles Carrel. Colonists from Scotland: Emigration to North America, 1701-1783. Kennikat, 1956.
Grant, I. F., & Hugh Cheap. Periods in Highland History. Shepherd-Walwyn, 1997.

Hanley, Cliff. History of Scotland. Dourest, 1986.
Hanley, Cliff. The Scots. New York Times, 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, 1988.
Jennifer, Michael. Scotland through the Ages. Michael Joseph, 1987.

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

Mackinaw of Dunking, Charles. Scottish Highlanders. St. Martins, 1984.
Maclean, Fitzroy. A Concise History of Scotland. Viking, 1970.
Maclean, Fitzroy. Highlanders. Viking Studio, 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, 1961.
Moody, David. Scottish Local History: An Introductory Guide. B. T. Batsford, unknown.
Museum of Scotland [guidebook]

Porringer, Geoffrey. Witchcraft: European and African. Faber & Faber, 1963.
Plainer, Radomir. The Celtic Sword. Calrkson, 1993.
Prebble, John. Glencoe: The Story of the Massacre. Penguin, 1968.

Reid, Stuart. Highland Clansmen 1689-1746. 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, Gilbert J. Rob Roy Macgregor Rogue or Romantic Hero? Jarrold, 1986.

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

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

Robert the Bruce
Robert the Bruce, Bannockburn

Dun Telve
Dun Telve Broch

Dirleton Castle

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Magazines, Maps & Travel

Falls of Caig
Falls of Cai'aig, Achnacarry

Bass Rock from
                                Tantallon Castle
Bass Rock from Tantallon Castle

Waterfall on Skye
Waterfall, Isle of Skye

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

Bartholomew Maps:
Scotland Touring
Northeast Scotland
Northwest Scotland
Southeast Scotland
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. Jarrod, 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, 18-31.

Fodor's Scotland

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

In Britain
Insight Guide: Scotland
. APA Publications, 1990.

Linklater, Eric. Edinburgh. Macmillan, 1961.

Mackenzie, W. C. The Highlands and Isles of Scotland. Moray, unknown.
Miers. Cadogan Guide: Scotland. Cadogan, 1991.
Mills, Eric. "Romancing the Stone: A Scottish Sport Is Hot on Maryland Ice," Maryland Magazine (Winter 1992) 25:2, 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, 1989.
National Trust for Scotland Guide. Jonathan Cape, 1976.

The Raising of the Standarad -- 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. Childrens Press, 1985.

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

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

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Comrie, John D. The History of Scottish Medicine to 1860. Bailliere, 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, 1978.

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


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

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

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

Fairweather, Barbara. Highland Plant Lore.

Highland Wildlife Park Explorers Guide

Prior, Colin, and Magnus Linklater. Highland Wilderness. Hutchinson & Co., 1964.

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

Thom, Valerie M. Birds in Scotland.

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Videos & Movies

Battle of the Clans
Bonnie Prince Charlie
(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
(Errol Flynn)

Rob Roy (Liam Nieeson)
Rob Roy: The True Story


Touring Scotland


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Copyright 2019 Cindy Vallar

About Me Appearances & Book Signings Editing Services
Excerpts of My Stories Gallery: Clan Cameron Gallery: Rebel & Spy Gallery: Scottish Highlands Workshops
Gallery: Thistle's Scotland 1 Gallery: Thistle's Scotland 2 Historical Fiction vs. History My Interviews & Other Writings
My Research Resources My Reviews & Website Awards Pirates & Privateers
Recommended Books to Read
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Contact Me Sign My Guestbook Subscribe to my T&P Newsletter