I mentioned these in the last piece but thought that, as they are so helpful, I'd devote them an entry in their own right.
A project on the 'Old Roads of Scotland' has, amongst many other things, indexed the Statistical Accounts by County & Parish. This is especially useful as they have contain sketch-maps showing the Parishes and have links to the Statistical Accounts on the EDINA site and the Google Books pages.
Inverness-shire, for example, is here: http://www.oldroadsofscotland.com/stataccinverness.htm and if, like me, you get confused between your 'Sleat's and your 'Strath's, or want to search for a particular word/phrase in the Account,s then these indices & the Google pages that they link to are invaluable.
Fàilte! (Welcome!)This blog is the result of my ongoing research into the people, places and events that have shaped the Western Isles of Scotland and, in particular, the 'Siamese-twins' of Harris and Lewis.
My interest stems from the fact that my Grandfather was a Stornowegian and, until about four years ago, that was the sum total of my knowledge, both of him and of the land of his birth.
I cannot guarantee the accuracy of everything that I have written (not least because parts are, perhaps, pioneering) but I have done my best to check for any errors.
My family mainly lived along the shore of the Sound of Harris, from An-t-Ob and Srannda to Roghadal, but one family 'moved' to Direcleit in the Baighs...
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