[Scottish Railway Incidents (1905) Contents] SAD RAILWAY ACCIDENT. ————— WISHAW MAN FATALLY INJURED. ————— Yesterday morning, William McCarridale, about 60 years of age, a hutch repairer, who resided in Caledonian Road, was fatally injured on the main line of the Caledonian Railway. He was proceeding to his work at Shields Colliery shortly before six … Continue reading September 1905
[Historical Works Contents – Companion] THIS King’s character is much easier to take than his picture, for he could ever be hardly made to sit for the taking of that, which is the reason of so few good pieces of him; but his character was obvious to every eye. He was of a middle stature, … Continue reading James the Sixth, his Character, pp.108-115.
[Historical Works Contents – Original] THIS Kinges charecter is much easier to take then his picture, for he could euer be hardlie made to sitt for the taking of that, wich is the reasone of so few good peeces of him; bot his charecter was obvious to eurey eye. He was of a midle stature, … Continue reading K. Ja: the Sixth, his Charecter, pp.108-115.
[Historical Works Contents - Companion] 1604. THE parliament that was indicted on the 23rd of January, this year, to begin [on] the 10th of April thereafter, in the year 1604, was prorogued until the 24th day of the same month first, and the until the 18th of June; and at last ordained, by proclamation, to … Continue reading King James the Sixth (continued) (1604-1625) – Updated, pp.1-107.
[Historical Works Contents - Original] 1604. THE parliament that wer indicted one the 23 of Januarij, this zeire, to begin the 10 of Appryle therafter, in Ao 1604, was prorougeud till the 24 day of the said monuthe first, and then wntill the 18 of Junij; and at last ordanid, by proclamatione, to be holdin … Continue reading King James the Sixth (continued) (1604-1625), pp.1-107.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1905) Contents] ENGINE DASHES INTO CART. ————— ALARMING AFFAIR AT CARNOUSTIE. ————— MARVELLOUS ESCAPE AT LEVEL CROSSING. ————— An accident of an alarming nature occurred at the level crossing at the foot of Golf Street, Carnoustie, yesterday afternoon. It appears that Robert Fyffe, a carter in the employment of James … Continue reading August 1905
[Celebratory Days Contents] FROM THE SCOTTISH PRESS. - MATRIMONIAL CASES. OUR Scottish jurisprudence, from its simplicity, comprehension, and efficiency in regulating the rights between man and man, has often induced reform in the law of England. English lawyers may not be ready to acknowledge the obligation; but it is not the less true that … Continue reading Scottish Wedding Customs
[History of the Highlands Contents] MONTROSE appeared among his Athole friends at a time the most unfavourable for obtaining their aid. Many of them were engaged in the occupation of the harvest, securing, for the support of themselves and their families, the scanty and precarious crops which were then upon the ground, and which, if … Continue reading Chapter XIX, pp.421-447.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1905) Contents] AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF CARRIAGE DOORS. Mr Alexander Hildersley, sanitary engineer, Belfast, has patented a contrivance by which the driver of a locomotive controls the opening of the carriage doors. The inventor claims that if the train is at a standstill in the station, with any or all doors closed, … Continue reading July 1905
[History of the Highlands Contents] The successive victories of Montrose, in Scotland, were more than counterbalanced by those of the parliamentary forces in England. Under different circumstances, the success at Alford might have been attended with consequences the most important to the royal cause; but the defeat of the king, on the fourteenth of June, … Continue reading Chapter XVIII, pp.394-420.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1905) Contents] FATALITY ON THE HIGHLAND RAILWAY. Early yesterday morning the body of a man was found on the Highland Railway at Balavil, about three miles north of Kingussie. Information was at once conveyed to the police authorities at Kingussie, and Sergeant Fraser, in the forenoon, had the remains conveyed to … Continue reading June 1905
[History of the Highlands Contents] When the disastrous news of the battle of Inverlochy reached Edinburgh, the estates were thrown into a state of great alarm. They had, no doubt, begun to fear, before that event, and, of course, to respect the prowess of Montrose, but they never could have been made to believe that, … Continue reading Chapter XVII., pp.365-393.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1905) Contents] RAILWAY ACCIDENT NEAR ANNAN. - Last night the passenger train due at Annan at 4.30 P.M. from Kirtlebridge, on the Caledonian Railway, ran off the metals at the points at Corsehill, two miles from Annan. The engine and the whole of the carriages left the rails. Fortunately the train … Continue reading May 1905
[History of the Highlands Contents] MONTROSE now entertained confident expectations that many of the Royalists of the surrounding country, who had hitherto kept aloof, would join him; but after remaining three days at Perth, to give them an opportunity of rallying about his standard, he had the mortification to find, that, with the exception of … Continue reading Chapter XVI., pp.342-364.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1905) Contents] ACCIDENT AT RAILWAY STATION. - On Saturday night James Macdonald, stonebreaker, Muir of Ord, on attempting to board the 7.25 north-going train while in motion, missed his footing and fell between the platform and the train, receiving an injury to his left leg. He was conveyed to the Northern … Continue reading April 1905
[History of the Highlands Contents] HITHERTO the history of the Highlands has been confined chiefly to the feuds and conflicts of the clans, the details of which, though interesting to their descendants, cannot be supposed to afford the same gratification to readers at large, who require more inciting events to engage their attention than the … Continue reading Chapter XV., pp.314-341.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1905) Contents] Mr Robert Sinclair Scott, of Greenock and Largs, a member of the shipbuilding firm of Scott & Co., Greenock, fell dead last evening in Glasgow Central Station. He was crossing from the Station Hotel to board a train for London when he swooned and expired on the platform. … Continue reading March 1905
[History of the Highlands Contents] THE troubles in Sutherland and Caithness had been scarcely allayed, when a formidable insurrection broke out on the part of the Clan-Chattan against the earl of Moray, which occasioned considerable uproar and confusion in the Highlands. The Clan-Chattan had for a very long period been the faithful friends and followers … Continue reading Chapter XIV., pp.287-313.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1905) Contents] The fact that some of our railway directors have been laying down the law anent Sunday travelling, reminds a contemporary that whatever railway facilities we do enjoy on the Sabbath were in great measure due to the late Mr Joseph Locke, the engineer who surveyed the Caledonian Railway. Mr … Continue reading February 1905
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1905) Contents] BLACK HOGMANAY. ————— A SAD CHAPTER OF TRAGEDIES. ————— OLD MAN KILLED AT FORFAR STATION. ————— MIRACULOUS ESCAPES. ————— MAN FALLS FROM EXPRESS TRAIN AT STANLEY. ————— The close of the year has been marked by a number of tragic occurrences. At Glasgow nine persons dropped dead while celebrating … Continue reading January 1905
[History of the Highlands Contents] DURING the years sixteen hundred and twelve and thirteen, the peace of Lochaber was disturbed by the Clan-Cameron, who put the whole of that country into an uproar. George, Lord Gordon, eldest son of the Marquis of Huntly, raised a force to put them down, and wrote to Sir Robert … Continue reading Chapter XIII., pp.257-286.
[History of the Highlands Contents] IN the early part of the year sixteen hundred and two, the west of Scotland was thrown into a state of combustion, in consequence of the renewal of some old quarrels between Colquhoun of Luss, the chief of that surname, and Alexander Macgregor chief of the Clan-Gregor. Aggressions had formerly … Continue reading Chapter XII., pp.233-256.
[History of the Highlands Contents] THE truce between the two earls having now expired, the earl of Sutherland, emboldened by the submission of Mackay, demanded redress from the earl of Caithness for the slaughter of George Gordon, [and] required that the principal actors in that affair should be punished. The earl of Caithness having refused … Continue reading Chapter XI., pp.213-232.
[History of the Highlands Contents] THE Murrays and the other friends of the Sutherland family, no longer able to protect themselves from the vengeance of the earl of Caithness, dispersed themselves into different countries, there to wait for more favourable times when they might return to their native soil without danger. The Murrays went to … Continue reading Chapter X., pp.199-212.
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[History of the Highlands Contents] IN the year fifteen hundred and sixteen, Adam Earl of Sutherland, in anticipation of threatened dangers in the north, entered into bonds of friendship and alliance with the earl of Caithness for mutual protection and support. The better to secure the goodwill and assistance of the earl of Caithness, Earl … Continue reading Chapter IX., pp.178-198.
[Celebratory Days Contents] A wee pick of happenings from history that seem suited to being told at Hallowe'en. The well-known superstitious observances connected with Halloween have been referred to Eastern solar worship. The Reverend James Robertson, minister of Callander, described them in 1791, and alluded to the stone circles of Scotland as to Druidical temples. … Continue reading Real Life Hallowe’en Stories from History
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1904) Contents] SEVERE ACCIDENTS DURING SHUNTING OPERATIONS. - In two cases this week serious accidents took place during the dangerous operation of shunting waggons. On Monday, Wm. Melville, a shunter in the employment of the N.B.R. Company. residing at South Street, Innerleven, while engaged in shunting operations at Methil Dock, met … Continue reading December 1904
[History of the Highlands Contents] ON the return of James I. from his captivity in England, he found Scotland, and particularly the Highlands, in a state of the most fearful insubordination. Rapine, robbery, and an utter contempt of the laws prevailed to an alarming extent, which required all the energy of a wise and prudent … Continue reading Chapter VIII., pp.163-177.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1904) Contents] ACCIDENT AT BOLESIDE. - While driving homewards on Wednesday last from Selkirk. G. McKendrick, a Galashiels butcher, met with a nasty accident. When near Boleside, his horse bolted, from what cause is not clear, and Mr McKendrick was pitched out of his machine on to the road. The horse … Continue reading November 1904
[History of the Highlands Contents] WE now resume the thread of our historical narrative. During the short reign of Edgar, which lasted nine years, viz. from one thousand and ninety-seven to eleven hundred and six, Scotland appears to have enjoyed repose; but that of his brother and successor, Alexander I., was disturbed in the year … Continue reading Chapter VII., pp.144-162.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1904) Contents] Run Down By Train. The body of a man found on the railway at Cove on Monday night was identified as that of Thomas Harper, shoemaker, residing in Church Street, Aberdeen. Deceased had been spending the holiday at Cove, and it is supposed that he had wandered on to … Continue reading October 1904
[History of the Highlands Contents] THE removal of the court by Malcolm Ceanmore to the Lowlands was an event which was followed by results very disastrous to the future prosperity of the Highlands. The inhabitants soon sunk into a state of poverty, and, as by the transference of the seat of government the administration of … Continue reading Chapter VI., pp.127-143.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1904) Contents] ACCIDENT. - Yesterday morning a somewhat serious accident happened to William Robertson, an engine-cleaner, who is employed of the Caledonian Railway engine shops. Robertson fell from his engine and sustained a broken leg, while his right ankle was twisted. He was removed to the Infirmary. - Perthshire Advertiser, Friday … Continue reading September 1904
[History of the Highlands Contents] WE have now arrived at an era in our history, when the line of demarcation between the inhabitants of the Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland begins to appear, and when, by the influx of a Gothic race into the former, the language of that part of North Britain is completely … Continue reading Chapter V., pp.96-216.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1904) Contents] PRISONER’S DARING DASH FOR LIBERTY. ————— LEAPS FROM A TRAIN NEAR PERTH. ————— IS SERIOUSLY INJURED. A sensational attempt on the part of a man in custody of the police to regain his liberty took place near Perth on Saturday. Little can be learned regarding the circumstances connected with … Continue reading August 1904
[History of the Highlands Contents] THE accession of Kenneth, son of Alpin, to the Pictish throne, led to a union of the two crowns, or of two separate nations into one monarchy; but this union gave the Scots an ascendancy, which enabled them, afterwards, to give their name to the whole of North Britain. The … Continue reading Chapter IV. – Scottish Period, Anno 843 to 1097, pp.79-95.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1904) Contents] ACCIDENT. - On Wednesday night an accident of a somewhat peculiar nature occurred here. As the Edinburgh mail, leaving the Central at 6.55, was passing through Bellshill Caledonian Railway Station, William Brown, 87 Overdale Road, Langside, superintendent of the sorting department, overbalanced and fell from the train on to … Continue reading July 1904
[History of the Highlands Contents] WE now enter upon what is called the Pictish period of Caledonian history, which embraces a course of three hundred and ninety-seven years, viz., from the date of the Roman abdication of the government of North Britain, in the year four hundred and forty-six, to the subversion of the Pictish … Continue reading Chapter III. – Pictish Period, Anno 446 to 843, pp.60-78.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1904) Contents] KILLED ON THE RAILWAY. ————— Old Man’s Tragic Death. A distressing railway fatality occurred at Aberdeen Railway Station this morning, about half-past eight o’clock. A labourer named James Linton was crossing the main line under Guild Street Bridge as a train from the north was entering the station, and … Continue reading June 1904
[History of the Highlands Contents] NO question of literary controversy has been discussed with greater acrimony and pertinacity, than that regarding the authenticity of the poems of Ossian, and never did Saxon and Gael exhibit more bitter enmity in mortal strife than has been shown by the knights of the pen in their different rencontres … Continue reading Chapter II. – Poetry of the Celts – Antiquity and Authenticity of the Poems of Ossian, pp.36-59.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1904) Contents] SHOCKING ACCIDENT IN PERTHSHIRE. While walking between Callander Station and Callander Junction this morning, John Stewart, foreman platelayer, was struck by the engine of the 7.30 train to Glasgow. He sustained a severe bruise on one of his sholders, and his right leg was broken in two places. After … Continue reading May 1904
[History of the Highlands Contents] WHEN Agricola invaded North Britain in the year eighty-one of the Christian era, it appears to have been possessed by twenty-one tribes of aboriginal Britons, having little or no political connexion with one another, although evidently the same people in origin, speaking the same language, and following the same customs. … Continue reading Chapter I. – History of the Highlands; Roman Period, pp.1-35.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1904) Contents] RAILWAY ACCIDENT. - While a goods train was on its way from Forfar to Dundee, and when at a point between Eassie and Alyth Junction on Saturday the axle of the guard’s van snapped, causing the vehicle to leave the rails. Fortunately the down line was left clear, as … Continue reading April 1904
[History of the Highlands Contents] IN offering to the public the following History of the Highlands and Highland Clans, which has so long occupied my attention, I think it right to state, without reserve, that the Work makes no pretensions whatever to original discovery, or novel speculation. Nothing is more easy than to hazard conjectures, … Continue reading Preface, pp.vii-viii.
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1904) Contents] EXTRAORDINARY ACCIDENT NEAR INVERURIE. ————— TRACTION-ENGINE AND LOCOMOTIVE IN COLLISION. ————— TWO MEN SERIOUSLY INJURED. ————— An alarming accident occurred last night on the railway between Inverurie and Oldmeldrum. It appears that a traction-engine, with threshing mill and waggon attached, was proceeding to the farm of Portsdown by the … Continue reading March 1904
[Scottish Railway Incidents (1904) Contents] AN ANGRY RAILWAY PASSENGER. At Linlithgow to-day, James Duffy, labourer, pleaded guilty to causing a disturbance at the Caledonian Railway Station, Fauldhouse. A number of previous convictions were recorded. The Fiscal stated that accused was very violent. He had entered the wrong train, and arrived at Fauldhouse by mistake. … Continue reading February 1904
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] ARDMEANACH or THE BLACK ISLE, a peninsular district of Cromartyshire, bounded on the north-west and north by the Cromarty frith; on the east by the Moray frith; on the south by Loch Beauly; and on the west by the vale of the Conan. It comprises 8 parishes and receives its … Continue reading Ardmeanach, p.55.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BLACK ISLE (THE). See ARDMEANACH.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] PATH-HEAD, a quoad sacra parish, and a considerable town, in the south-western extremity of the parish of Dysart, Fifeshire, half-a-mile east of Kirkcaldy, and three quarters of a mile west of Dysart. The town is seated on a plain, gently sloping to the precipitous rocks on the shore. It consists … Continue reading Path-head, p.490.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] GILMERTON, a village partly in the parish of Fowlis-Wester, and partly in that of Monzie, in Perthshire. It stands on the mail-road between Glasgow and Perth, amidst a beautiful landscape, and is neat, well-built, and of modern erection. Extending from the village on the east, is a congeries or ridge … Continue reading Gilmerton, pp.615-616.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] COCKPEN, a parish in the shire of Edinburgh, lying in a south-easterly direction from the metropolis. It has somewhat of an hour-glass outline; and is bounded on the north by the parish of Lasswade; on the east by the parish of Newbattle; on the south by the parish of Carrington; … Continue reading Cockpen, p.238.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DALKEITH,1 a small parish in the county of Mid-Lothian, being only about 2 miles square, lying on the banks of the North and South Esk rivers; bounded on the north by Newton and Inveresk parishes; on the east by Inveresk and Cranston; on the south and west by Newbottle and … Continue reading Dalkeith, pp.297-299.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] NEWMILLS, a village in the parish of Torry-burn, Fifeshire, on the verge of the county, - the burn dividing it from Perthshire; half-a-mile west of Torryburn, and one and a half east of Culross. Here are the remains of a pier, once of considerable extent.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] NEWMILL, a village in the parish of Keith, Banffshire. It stands on the left bank of the Isla, 1½ mile north of Keith, and 8 miles south-east of Fochabers; and consists of two parts, Old and New. Population about 600. See KEITH.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] GALSTON, a parish in the north-east corner of the district of Kyle, Ayrshire. It is bounded on the north by Irvine water, which divides it from the parishes of Kilmarnock and Loudon in the district of Cunningham; on the east by Avon water, which divides it from the parish of … Continue reading Galston, pp.603-604.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] GREENHOLMS, two islets of the Orkneys, a mile-and-a-half south-west of Eday.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] GREENHOLM, one of the Shetland islands, lying 10 miles north-north-west of Lerwick.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] NEWMILNS, a large village, and burgh-of-barony, in the parish of Loudoun, Ayrshire. It stands on the right bank of the river Irvine, 2¼ miles east of Galston, 1½ west of Darvel, 7 from Kilmarnock, 18 from Ayr, and 24 from Glasgow. The weaving of muslins is the principal occupation of the inhabitants. … Continue reading Newmilns, p.442.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] NEWHALL, a romantic locality chiefly in the parish of Penicuick, Edinburghshire, and partly in that of Linton, Peebleshire; 3 miles south-west of Penicuick, and 13½ from Edinburgh. The mansion of Newhall stands on the left bank of the North Esk, within a curvature of the stream, 4 miles from its source, … Continue reading Newhall, p.439.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] PENICUICK, a parish in the middle of the southern verge of Edinburghshire; bounded on the north-west and north by Currie and Colinton; on the north-east by Glencorse; on the east, including the north side of a long easterly projection, by Lasswade and Carrington; on the south-east by Temple; on the … Continue reading Penicuick, pp.504-506.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] SELKIRK, a parish partly in the north-west verge of Roxburghshire, and partly in the east of Selkirkshire. It consists of a main division, and two detachments. The main part lies principally in Selkirkshire, and has the burgh of Selkirk nearly in its centre, yet overleaps the boundary with Roxburghshire, to … Continue reading Selkirk, pp.646-651.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] STRATHAVEN, a narrow Highland valley in the south-west of Banffshire. It commences among the Cairngorm alpines; extends northward through the parishes of KIRKMICHAEL and INVERAVEN; and is traversed from head to foot by the river AVEN. See these articles. - STRATHAVEN, a considerable town in the parish of Avondale, … Continue reading Strathaven, p.720.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] HAWICK, a parish in the south-west of Roxburghshire; 15½ miles in extreme length, by 3½ in extreme breadth. It comes down north-eastward from the upland extremity of the county, in a stripe which for 9 miles does not average quite 1¾ mile in breadth; it then first contracts to nearly … Continue reading Hawick, 749-755.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] GALASHIELS,1 a parish consisting of the ancient and suppressed parishes of Bowside and Lindean, the former in Selkirkshire, and the latter in Roxburghshire. Bowside, or the Selkirkshire part of the modern parish, is nearly pentagonal: having one side formed by Gala water, two by the Tweed, one by the Tweed … Continue reading Galashiels, pp.596-600.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] JEDBURGH, a parish in the southern division of Roxburghshire. It consists of two detached parts, lying a mile asunder, and both stretching lengthwise from south to north. The southern division, though the smaller, is the original Jedburgh; and it is bounded on the north-east and east by Oxnam; on the … Continue reading Jedburgh, pp.60.67.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DUNFERMLINE,1 a parish, the largest in Fife. Its extreme length from north to south is about 8 miles; its breadth towards the south end about 4¼ miles, but towards the north only 3 miles. It is bounded on the south partly by the frith of Forth, and partly by Inverkeithing; on … Continue reading Dunfermline, pp.388-395.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] CULROSS,1 a parish belonging to Perthshire, though locally disjoined from it by the intervention of Clackmannanshire, and politically conjoined with the shires of Clackmannan and Kinross. It forms nearly a square of 4 miles, containing 8,145 Scots acres; and is bounded on the west by Tulliallan; on the north-west by … Continue reading Culross, pp.279-281.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] WHITHORN, a parish in the district of Machers, Wigtonshire. It is bounded on the north by Sorbie; on the east by Sorbie and the sea; on the south by the sea; and on the west by Glasserton. Its greatest length from north to south is 8 miles; its greatest breadth … Continue reading Whithorn, pp.802-805.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] ISLE OF WHITHORN, a village and small sea-port in the parish of Whithorn, on the east coast of Wigtonshire; 2 miles north of the promontory of Burgh-head, and 3 miles south-east of the burgh of Whithorn. It stands at the head of a small bay, which is almost land-locked by … Continue reading Isle of Whithorn, p.58.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] GRANGEMOUTH, a thriving and important sea-port in the parish of Falkirk, Stirlingshire. Deriving its name from the mouth of Grange-burn, it stands at the confluence of that rivulet with the Carron, half-a-mile above the influx of the united streams into the Forth. Its resources and capacities as a port depend … Continue reading Grangemouth, pp.703-704.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] WIGTON-BAY, the estuary or frith of the Cree, bringing up the sea north-north-westward between the counties of Wigton and Kirkcudbright. Its extremities or the headlands at which it becomes lost in the Irish sea, are Burrowhead in the Wigtonshire parish of Whithorn, and the Slack of the Ross in the … Continue reading Wigton-Bay, p.812.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] WIGTON, a parish in the eastern border of Wigtonshire. Its form is ellipsoidal, with the greater axis extending from east to west. It is bounded on the north-west, north, and north-east, by Penninghame; on the east by Wigton-bay, which divides it from Kirkcudbrightshire; and on the south and south-west by … Continue reading Wigton, pp.809-811.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] PORT-PATRICK, a parish near the middle of the Rhinns of Galloway, and on the west coast of Wigtonshire. It is bounded on the north by Leswalt; on the east by Inch and Stoneykirk; on the south by Stoneykirk; and on the south-west and west by the Irish channel. Its greatest … Continue reading Port-Patrick, pp.560-562.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] PORT-WILLIAM, a thriving village and sea-port in the parish of Mochrum, on the east coast of Luce bay, Wigtonshire. It stands on the coast-road between Stranraer and Whithorn, 24 miles south-east of Stranraer, 7 miles west-north-west of Whithorn, and 11 miles south-west of Wigton. The village was erected about the … Continue reading Port-William, p.565.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DUNIPACE, a parish in Stirlingshire, which has been conjoined with that of Larbert since about 1620. It is bounded on the north by the parish of St. Ninians; on the south by the Carron, which divides it from Denny and Falkirk parishes; on the west by the Carron, which again … Continue reading Dunipace, pp.397.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DENNY, a parish in the shire of Stirling, formerly a vicarage of the parish of Falkirk, from which it was separated in 1618. Its greatest length is computed at about 6 miles, its breadth at about 4; and it is supposed to contain 6,016 acres. It is bounded on the … Continue reading Denny, pp.312-314.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DEER ISLAND, or MULDONICH, one of the Hebrides, a little to the south of the island of Barra.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DEER (THE), a river in Aberdeenshire, which takes its rise in the parish of New Deer, and, after a course of about 16 miles, unites with the water of Strichen, a tributary of the UGIE: which see.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DEER (NEW), an extensive parish in the north-east of Aberdeenshire. It is of an oblong form, extending from north to south 14 miles, and, at a medium, 6 miles from east to west. The surface is flat, there being scarcely a hill or even a spot that may be called … Continue reading Deer (New), p.311.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DEER, or OLD DEER a parish partly in Aberdeenshire, partly in Banff, situated almost in the centre of Buchan; extending in length 12 miles from north to south, and in mean breadth 5½ miles. It is bounded by Strichen parish on the north; by Longside on the east; by Cruden and … Continue reading Deer, p.311.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] See GREENLAW and KELSO.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] KELSO, a parish in the north-east division of Roxburghshire; bounded on the north by Nenthorn in Berwickshire; on the north-east by Ednam; on the east by Sprouston; on the south-east by Eckford; on the south-west by Roxburgh; and on the west by Makerston and Smailholm. Its extreme length, from a … Continue reading Kelso, pp.79-87.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] GREENLAW, a parish in the Merse, Berwickshire. It is of an oblong form, extending from north-west to south-east; and measures, in extreme length, 8 miles, in extreme breadth, 4 miles, - and in superficial area, 25 square miles. It is bounded on the north by Longformacus; on the north-east by … Continue reading Greenlaw, pp.705-706.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] HARRIS (SOUND OF), a navigable channel between the islands of Harris and North Uist; 9 miles in length, and from 8 to 12 in breadth. It is the only passage for vessels of burden passing from the east to the west side of that long cluster of islands called the … Continue reading Harris (Sound of), p.747.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] HARRIS,1 a district of the outer Hebrides, comprehending the southern part of Lewis, and the small islands which surround it, of which BERNERA, CALLIGRAY, ENSAY, PABBAY, TARANSAY, SCALPAY, and SCARP, [see these articles,] only are inhabited; besides a vast number of pasture and kelp-isles, holms, and high rocks, which are … Continue reading Harris, pp.745-747.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DERVAL, or DERVILLE, a regularly built, prosperous, manufacturing village, on Irvine water, at the southern verge of the parish of Loudon, Ayrshire. It is 9 miles east of Kilmarnock, on the road between that town and Strathaven. In 1811, it contained about 400 inhabitants; in 1836, 150 houses, and 1,160 … Continue reading Derval, p.314.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BISHOPTON, a village in the parish of Erskine, Renfrewshire. Bishopton ridge, which divides the low land near Paisley from the Clyde, is composed of solid whinstone rock. The Glasgow, Paisley, and Greenock railway passes through it for a distance of 2,300 yards. There are two tunnels in the middle of … Continue reading Bishopton, p.144.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] ASSYNT, or ASSINT, a very extensive district and parish in the county of Sutherland, including the quoad sacra parish of Stoer. The name is a contraction of agus-int, literally 'in and out;' and is supposed to have been originally applied to it as descriptive of its extraordinarily rugged surface and … Continue reading Assynt, pp.68-71.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] ROSLIN, a quoad sacra parish and a village, a little south of the centre of Edinburghshire. The parish was disjoined, in 1835, from Lasswade by the presbytery of Dalkeith. Its greatest length is 5¼ miles; its greatest breadth is 3¾ miles; and its superficial extent is about 10 square miles. The parishioners … Continue reading Roslin, pp.601-604.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] NEILSTON,1 a parish in Renfrewshire; bounded on the north by the Abbey parish of Paisley; on the north-east by Eastwood; on the south-east by Mearns; on the south by Ayrshire; and on the west by Lochwinnoch. The statements of its extent greatly differ. By measurement its length has been found … Continue reading Neilston, pp.426-427.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] GREENOCK,1 a parish in the north-west of Renfrewshire, bounded by the frith of Clyde on the north; and in other directions by the parishes of Innerkip, Kilmalcolm, and Port-Glasgow. It stretches about 4½ miles along the shore, and extends considerably more up the country to the south. The land is hilly, … Continue reading Greenock, pp.706-714.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] KILMARTIN, a parish in Argyleshire, of an oblong figure, 12 miles in length, and about 3 in breadth; containing 18,000 acres; lying on the west coast of Argyleshire; bounded on the east for 6 miles by LOCH-AWE [which see], which separates it from the parish of Glassry; and on the … Continue reading Kilmartin, p128.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] PORT-GLASGOW, a parish in Renfrewshire, bounded on the north by the frith of Clyde; on the east and south by Kilmalcolm; and on the west by Greenock. It is of small extent, being only about a mile square, or containing an area of 844 English acres. The land is partly … Continue reading Port-Glasgow, pp.554-556.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DALRY (WESTER), a hamlet, once a populous village, about a mile west from Edinburgh, on the Lanark road. The hamlet of Easter Dairy is now diminished to two or three cottages.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DALRY,1 a parish near the centre of the district of Cunningham, Ayrshire. It is bounded on the north and north-east by Kilbirnie; on the east by Beith; on the south by Kilwinning; on the south-west by Ardrossan; on the west by West Kilbride; and on the north-west by Largs. Its … Continue reading Dalry, pp.303-305.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] CHRYSTON, a quoad sacra parish in Lanarkshire, divided from Cadder by authority of the Assembly, in 1834. It is 4½ miles in length by 3¼ in breadth, and contains about 11 square miles. Population, in 1836, 1,782, chiefly located in the villages of Chryston, Mollingburn, Moodiesburn, and Auchinloch. Church built in 1780; … Continue reading Chryston, p.224.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BERVIE BROW, or CRAIG DAVID, a bold promontory on the north side of Bervie water, in the parish of Kinneff. It is a conspicuous land-mark for mariners, and is seen at sea at the distance of 15 leagues.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BERVIE, a small parish in Kincardineshire; bounded on the north and north-east by the parish of Arbuthnot; on the east by Kinneff; on the south-east by the German ocean; on the south and south-west by Benholme parish; and on the north-west by Garvock. The superficial area of the parish does … Continue reading Bervie, p.131.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DUNOON1 and KILMUN, a parish in Argyleshire, in the district of Cowal, on the west side of the frith of Clyde. It is about 24 miles in length, and on an average 3 in breadth, but in some places 9 miles in breadth. The general appearance of the country is … Continue reading Dunoon, pp.406-408.