Resources dealing with roads in each county
19th Century - Government Reports
The following reports contain considerable information
about roads in Scotland in the 1800's.
Reports of the Commissioners for Highland Roads
and Bridges (Am Baile)
Report of the Commissioners for Inquiring into Matters
relating to Public Roads in Scotland, 1859
(website section with links)
Report of the The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the
Condition of Crofters and Cottars in the Highlands
and Islands (Lochaber College, Mallaig)
Some sites dealing with life on the roads in the stagecoach
era - includes post-horn calls.
in Literature, Mythology and Folklore
and journeys are a frequent theme in literature, mythology
and folklore. These links explore this archetypal motif.
A small number of links to studies of roads in other
countries, including England, Wales and Ireland
and Heritage Sites
A large number of organisations aim to increase
awareness of old paths and tracks that can be easily
accessed by walkers and cyclists. Many of these sites
contain access and route details, and some contain historical
information about the origins of particular paths.