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in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
All about crofting
« on: April 20, 2017, 01:21:24 pm »
Just back from a holiday in the Scottish Highlands. We were on the shores of Loch Ewe in Inversadale, close to Poolewe and Gairloch.

So many notices of first registration of crofting.

Quite fascinated by the history of crofting and crofting life today.

Anyone know of any good books/ other places to find information about crofting?

westcoastcroft

  • Joined Oct 2016
Re: All about crofting
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 10:56:10 am »
Lots of literature on crofting out there...

The Furrow Behind me is an enjoyable read - Autobiography
Angus MacLellan.

Crofting Agriculture - a collection of practical articles published throughout the war is good
Frank F Darling

Crofting years -still on my bookshelf but looks interesting.
Francis Thompson

Katherine Stewart's books - Crofts and crofting,  A croft in the hills

A very civil people - ranging essays from John Lorne Campbel the old owner of Canna - not particularly crofting focused but interesting.

The Making of the Crofting Community - proper history
James Hunter

Clanship to Crofters War - proper history
T M Devine.

Hope you enjoy them - all widely available on Wordery - saves giving those meanies at Amazon any custom!





Garmoran

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Lochaber, Highland
Re: All about crofting
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 05:02:11 pm »
Lots of literature on crofting out there...

The Furrow Behind me is an enjoyable read - Autobiography
Angus MacLellan.

Crofting Agriculture - a collection of practical articles published throughout the war is good
Frank F Darling

Crofting years -still on my bookshelf but looks interesting.
Francis Thompson

Katherine Stewart's books - Crofts and crofting,  A croft in the the hills

A very civil people - ranging essays from John Lorne Campbell old owner of Canna - not particularly crofting focused but interesting.

The Making of the Crofting Community - proper history
James Hunter

Clanship to Crofters War - proper history
T M Devine.

Hope you enjoy them - all widely available on Wordery - saves giving those meanies at Amazon any custom!

Spade Among the Rushes
Margaret Leigh

Night Falls on Ardnamurchan
Alasdair MacLean

Most are also still sold by real people working in bricks and mortar bookshops  :P

in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: All about crofting
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2017, 09:40:12 am »
Plenty of reading there!

Thank you both.

Creagan

  • Joined Jun 2013
Re: All about crofting
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 07:27:16 am »
Anything by James Hunter.

in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: All about crofting
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 07:47:03 pm »
Thanks Creagan

 

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