Monday, 21 December 2015

Reference material - ongoing studies into early Scottish history

As part of my ongoing studies into early Scottish history I have just ordered the book below. A Description of the Western Isles of Scotland by Martin Martin. He was  Gaelic speaker who traveled to the Western Isles of Scotland in 1695 to record the life of its inhabitants. He recorded a lot of details and described what he saw, their clothing, homes, work, religious practices etc.  We are lucky that Martin Martin took the foresight to record this information for future generations. This book is a great accompaniment to the popular book Burts Letters which was written by Edmund Burt who was sent to Inverness to work as a government contractor in 1730 . If you are keen on early Scottish history both these books should be part of your reference library !      





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