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Code: ARA 19

A Short History of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 42nd, 73rd. 1725 – 1907
by Capt. A. G. Wauchope.


History of the regiment compiled from regimental records of the 1st & 2nd Battalions, the Perthshire Militia and from the official histories of the 42nd and 73rd.

Unfortunately the last four pages of the “Book of Days” are missing as are two of the fold out maps.

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Code: ARA 55

Edinburgh

Written by M.G. Williamson, M.A.
Illustrated by Herbert Railton
Published in 1906

A well-written historical and topographical account of Scotland's capital city - Edinburgh.

Accompanied by over 50 illustrations.

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Code: ARA 59

Merchiston Castle School Register 1833-1903

Published in 1906

The register of the Edinburgh boys' boarding school, Merchiston Castle School, founded in 1833.

This book contains biographical details about the scholars, listings of various sporting teams and competitions, including detailed cricket records.

Complete with a useful index of names.

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Code: ARA 76

Loretto School Register 1825 to 1925

Published in 1927.

The registers of Scotland's oldest boarding school, Loretto at Musselburgh, covers the years 1825-1925. As well as a history of the school, it contains interesting biographical details about the scholars (including date of birth), listings of various sporting teams and competitions.

Complete with a useful index of names.

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Code: ARA 96

Reminiscences of Dollar, &c

By William Gibson. Published in 1883.

Or - Reminiscences of Dollar, Tillicoultry, and other districts adjoining the Ochils, with notes on Progress, Scientific Discovery, and Invention of New Spinning Machinery, during the last Hundred Years. - to give it its full title is an interesting local history book about the Scottish village of Dollar in Clackmannanshire (home of the famous school Dollar Academy) and its surroundings.

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Code: ARA 161

Rules and Regulations, Office-Bearers and Members of the Weavers Society of Anderston

Published in 1901

The Weaver's Society of Anderston, near Glasgow, was a Friendly Society. Its members included many from many different trades and professions.

This book gives a list of Office-Bearers from 1738-1900, and an alphabetical list of members as at 1857 (and admitted thereafter to 1900), with trade, address and year of entry.

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Code: ARA 195

Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Glasgow, 1691 - 1717.

Published 1908

An interesting selection of records from the Burgh of Glasgow between 1691 and 1717 recording the administration of the town. Covering a huge variety of subjects from where towns-people place their washing, through a dancing master having to ensure his pupils of each sex leave before the other sex enter his premises, to the keeping of a register of the dead.

An entertaining and informative book complete with a useful index.

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Code: ARA 213

Memorials of the Parish of Alloa

By John Crawford
Published in 1874

Includes chapters on the old town cross, the old bridge of Tullibody, the Eskines of Mar, Alloa colliers and collieries, the brewers of the olden time and much much more.
An intriguing local history in the words of a local man

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Code: ARA 227

The Borderlands of Glasgow : Official Tramway Guides to the Beautiful Countryside Around the City

Published by the Tramway Department Corporation of Glasgow.
Published 1925

A guide to walks and rambles in the district around the city of Glasgow accessible from the tramway routes.

This guide with its many sketches and watercolours forms a vivid picture of the countryside of the time.

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Code: ARA 275

The Parish Registers of Durness, in the Highland Region of Scotland.

Published in 1911.

Transcripts of the Marriages & Baptisms as appear in the Parish Register 1764 - 1814.
Includes many instances of the Gaelic naming system.

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Code: ARA 282

Monumental Inscriptions in the Churchyard of Rattray in Perthshire, Scotland.

Compiled by John Hunter, B.D.
Published in 1913.

Transcripts of the memorial inscriptions in the churchyard. Also includes some photographs of gravestones.

Complete with an index of names.

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Code: ARA 312

Tales of the Borders & Scotland, Historical, Traditional & Imaginative.

By Hugh Miller

The first of a series of books containing interesting, instructive and entertaining narratives of heroism, tales of adventure, legends of romance, and historical reminiscences of the Scottish borders and beyond.

An excellent introduction to the life and times of the borders, providing fascinating background reading for those who wish to learn more about their ancestor’s lives.
Useful for family history, local history and social history.

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Code: ARA 342

The Edinburgh Academy Register, 1824-1914.

A Record of all Those Who Have Entered the School Since its Foundation in 1824.
Published in 1914

The Edinburgh Academy Register contains biographical details about the scholars from its foundation in 1824 to the start of the Great War, 1914.
A useful addition are the seven pages of abbreviations used in the book, that are also used in other documents of the time.

It also contains lists and biographical details of Rectors and Masters plus school prize winners and sporting teams.

Includes a useful index of names.

Former pupils include members of the military, clergy and civil servants.

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Code: ARA 347

Diocesan Registers of Glasgow, Vol., 1

Edited by Joseph Bain, F.S.A. Scot. and the Rev. Charles Rogers, LL.D.
Published in 1875

Includes the Protocol Register of the Archiepiscopal Diocese of Glasgow from 1499 to 1513 and the Rental Book of the same 1509 to 1570 with index of names.
The abstracts of Protocols includes transfers of property plus many more subjects.

The Rental book refers to licences to farm land and covers the Barony of Glasgow, the Barony of Carstairs, the Barony of Stobo and the Barony of Eddlestone. Many family relationships are shown.
Useful for local history and genealogy.

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Code: ARA 383

The Register of the Collegiate Church of Crail, with introductory remarks.

By the Rev. Charles Rogers, LL.D.
Published in 1877.

The register of 16th century charters relating to the church, its constitution, and endowment together with inventories of its furniture and ecclesiastical ornaments etc. for the royal demesne of Crail.

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Code: ARA 391

Social Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth Century.

By Henry Grey Graham
Published in 1901

The inner life of the community of the Lowlands of Scotland as found in the homes, habit, and labours of the peasantry and the modes, manners and thoughts of society. What the people believed and what they practised. How their children were taught and how their souls were tended.
An excellent insight into 18th century life.
Essential for any with an interest in social history.

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Code: ARA 433

Index to Particular Register of Sasines for Shire of Berwick and Bailiary of Lauderdale, 1617-1780
Volume I. A-H

Published in 1928

The register of Sasines (one of the oldest continuing records of land transactions in Europe) records the transfer of ownership of land or buildings. Useful for family history and local history.

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Code: ARA 445

Annals of the Parish by John Galt

Illustrated by Henry W. Kerr, RSA

This forms an interesting overview of the life and times in a Scottish parish in the 18th century, as told by the minister.
It chronicles the trials and tribulations of the times from the open hostility of the parishioners to their new minister to their tearful farewell to him on the day of his last sermon fifty years later.
An excellent example of social history in the parish.

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Code: ARA 552

The Fettes College Register 1870 – 1932

Published 1933

Fettes College in Edinburgh is one of Scotland's most famous schools.
This register covers the years 1870-1932.
In addition to the biographical details about the scholars, there are also listings of headmasters, assistant masters, various sporting teams, prize winners etc.
Complete with a useful index of names.

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Code: ARA 576

Tales of the Borders & Scotland, Historical, Traditional & Imaginative.

By Hugh Miller

Volume three of a series of books containing interesting, instructive and entertaining narratives of heroism, tales of adventure, legends of romance, and historical reminiscences of the Scottish borders and beyond.
Also includes an illustrative glossary of the Scottish dialect.

An excellent introduction to the life and times of the borders, providing fascinating background reading for those who wish to learn more about their ancestor’s lives.
Useful for family history, local history and social history.

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Code: ARA 587

Skene of Skene


Pedigree chart of the family of Skene of Skene.
From the 14th to the 19th century.
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Code: ARA 647

Records of the Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Hunt

By Harry Judd (Tantivy).
Published in 1921.

A complete and unvarnished account of the doings of the pack, together with a history of the Hunt since its origins.
Illustrated with an abundance of fine prints.

Includes results of the point to point races 1902 to 1920 (no races 1915-1919 owing to war).
Also includes lists of the Masters, Huntsmen (1849 to 1921) and Hounds (1852-1921).
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