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What's New

Additions to site

30 December 2014
Medieval Roads - West Lothian
Charters for Newbattle Abbey in East, Mid and West Lothian

30 September 2014
Medieval Roads - East Lothian: additional charters. See under Yester Writs
mostly relating to Cistercian convent of Haddington with roads mainly in parishes of Haddington, Gifford, Garvald & Bara, Morham.

21 July 2014
Newsletter No.19

1 July 2014
Medieval Roads - Fife: additional charters - Markinch, Lundin, Dairsie, Kedlock, Crail, Granges, Mottray Water, Forgan, Kinnear, Kirkcaldy area, Pilgrimsgath, Guardbridge, Dairsie Bridge, Kirkden (Angus)

20 May 2014

Mediaeval Roads - Fife: charters for St Andrews Cathedral Priory

1 April 2014
Medieval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Fife. Charters for Priory of Isle of May for lands in East Lothian (Garvald & Bara and Whittinghame parishes)

26 February 2014
Newsletter No.18

4 February 2014
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Fife. Additional charters for Balmerino Abbey.

17 December 2013
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Fife. Dunfermline charters added. Some of these are for places in Stirlingshire, Perthshire, Mid Lothian and East Lothian.

22 October 2013
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Fife. Some charters from Inchcolm abbey.

2 September 2013
Newsletter No.17

20 August 2013
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Perthshire. Charters from Coupar Angus, Inchaffray and Scone abbeys.

25 June 2013
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Perthshire. Charters from Coupar Angus abbey.

16 April 2013
Newsletter No.16

26 March 2013
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Aberdeenshire. Fyvie castle and New Machar.
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Forfar & Kincardineshire - Arbroath abbey charters.

5 February 2013
A note about the Road of the Bowmen (Statistical Accounts, Banff, Grange and Mediaeval Roads, Moray, Strathisla) added, viz. Note: Cosmo Innes notes in his Lectures on Scotch Legal Antiquities, p.266, that a Bowman was a person hired to look after a tenant's milk cows and their pastures. The road probably indicates a route to these pastures rather than, as said, the route taken by the bowmen in a battle with the Danes.

Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Dumbarton (one charter for Kirkintilloch added); Lanark (one addition for Douglas parish); Stirling & Clackmannan (several charters)
Newsletter No.15

10 December 2012
Statistical Accounts - Roxburgh, Peebles, Selkirk - links repaired. Also Stewartry, Dumfries, Berwick, Lothians, Stirling and Renfrew.
Peebles - Broughton parish: Notes from Rev. Andrew Baird's "Annals of a Tweeddale Parish"

5 November 2012
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Forfar & Kincardineshire.

Tales from the Morning Room
Nothing to do with the history of roads - just some bits and pieces of writing.

 

16 October 2012
Roman Roads - Dere Street

14 July 2012
Newsletter No.14

22 May 2012
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Aberdeenshire. Mounth passes and two new charters for Ellon parish and two for Tarves parish.
Resources/Journals - Berwickshire Naturalists Club

28 February 2012
Newsletter No.13
New section started on Romans. For the time being it will be filed under Miscellaneous but will eventually be a section on its own.

7 February 2012

1878 List of Highways - Stewarton

6 December 2011
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Aberdeenshire

22 September 2011
Roads by County - link to NLS collection of town and county directories added. These can contain useful information on roads, coaches, carriers etc in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

7 September 2011
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Moray. Some additional charters for Inverness and Nairn.
Includes a link to James Robertson's map showing the supposed Roman road from Braemar to Forres via Cromdale.
Newsletter No.12

19 July 2011
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Moray

3 May 2011
Military Roads: The Caulfeild Roads
Newsletter No.11

15 February 2011
Statistical Accounts - Argyllshire; Perthshire.
This section is now complete but will be revisited from time to time to add images etc.
Newsletter No.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 November 2010
Statistical Accounts - Kincardine; Forfar
Road by County: Agricultural Reports - links to sections on roads in these reports dating from around 1800

13 September 2010
Statistical Accounts - Elgin; Nairn
Some photos/maps added to Statistical Accounts for Banff and Inverness
Newsletter No.9

3 August 2010
Statistical Accounts - Aberdeenshire
Some photos added to Statistical Accounts - Berwickshire and some links repaired.

21 June 2010
Statistical Accounts - Inverness; Banff
County Overviews (Cambridge Geographies) - Ross & Cromarty
Newsletter No.8

3 May 2010
Statistical Accounts - Sutherland; Ross & Cromarty

8 April 2010
Statistical Accounts - Orkney & Shetland
Links repaired for Roads in Counties 1859

4 March 2010
Statistical Accounts - Buteshire
Newsletter No.7

February 2010
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Fife. Charters for Collessie added.

8 January 2010

The Military Roads - at present this deals with Wade. Further material on the Caulfeild roads and on the Portpatrick road will be added in due course.

15 December 2009
Newsletter No.6

26 November 2009
Statistical Accounts - Fifeshire

25 October 2009
Statistical Accounts - Clackmannanshire and Kinrossshire

15 October 2009
Newsletter No.5

8 October 2009
Roads and Tracks of Ayrshire: Mediaeval Roads - additional material

11 September 2009
Some photos added. See in particular photos from c.1900 from the Detroit Publishing Company - thumbnails on Library of Congress site.
Roads and Tracks of Ayrshire - new section: Turnpike and Statute Labour Roads in 1859

11 August 2009
Newsletter No.4

24 July 2009
Coaching Days - some sites dealing with life on the roads in the stagecoach era - includes post-horn calls.

17 July 2009
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - more charters for Roxburghshire added
- Bowden, Lessudden, Melrose parishes

9 June 2009
Newsletter No.3
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - more charters for Roxburghshire added
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - more charters for East Lothian added

24 May 2009
Resources on Old Scottish Roads - page added on Leisure and Heritage Paths - these are links to sites dealing with walking and cycling routes, some with historical information

4 May 2009
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - some charters for Roxburghshire added

10 April 2009
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - some charters for Renfrewshire added

Newsletter No.2 - this will now be done every two months

27 March 2009
The Toll Points of Ayr and Rutherglen: Implications for Routes
Statistical Accounts for Renfrewshire

3 March 2009
Monthly newsletter started

25 February 2009
References to Roads in Walter MacFarlane's Geographical Collections

1 February 2009
Overview map for mediaeval roads
Points of interest added to Statistical Accounts pages
References to Roads in Chalmer's Caledonia

9 January 2009
New home page - other pages will be altered in due course. The Taylor & Skinner road atlas which previously appeared here can be found on the Scribd site.

30 December 2008
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - some charters for Kirkcudbrightshire added

10 December 2008
Statistical Account for Stirlingshire - NSA summaries added

2nd December 2008
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - some charters added for East Lothian, Mid Lothian and Fife -also a charter in East Gordon in Berwickshire

16th November 2008
Statistical Account for Dumbartonshire - summaries added for NSA

9th November 2008
Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Berwickshire. Some charters of Kelso Abbey relating to Berwickshire

29th October 2008
Roads by County now has two pages - County Overviews which are summaries of entries on roads that appeared in the county volumes of the Cambridge County Geographies published in the early 1900's; and Links and Resources which was the original page for this section

19th October 2008
Statistical Accounts - OSA summaries for Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire

10th October 2008
Statistical Accounts - NSA summaries added for Dumfriesshire

19th September 2008
Two charters added to Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters - Peeblesshire. One refers to the "high road of the Carnes", later known as the Cauldstane Slap.

29th August 2008
Additional material for Dunbarton and Lanarkshire added to Mediaeval Roads: Evidence from Charters

5th August 2008
Miscellaneous - new section on mediaeval roads started

3rd July 2008
Roads in the 1600's - pages added for Eskdale, Lauderdale, Liddesdale, Teviotdale and Tweeddale. Additional information on Berwickshire page.


26th May 2008
Statistical Accounts - NSA added to Kirkcudbright and Wigtonshire

20th May 2008
New Miscellaneous section added. This will contain short articles. Currently has items on a road between Newbattle Abbey and the Monklands and an old road between Ayr and Kirkcudbright.

25th April 2008
Military Survey of Scotland - a list of roads that do not appear to have been mapped

16th April 2008
Discovery & Excavation in Scotland - indexes for road-related items 1947-1989 with links to original texts on ADS site

15th March 2008
Statistical Accounts - OSA/NSA for East, West & Mid Lothian added

29th February 2008
Statistical Accounts - NSA summary added to Lanark

24th February 2008
1. New section added - Historical Overview 
2. Page added for Transactions of the Hawick Archaeological Society
3. Resources>other countries - additional links for roads in Finland and Latvia

14th February 2008
1. Statistical Accounts - NSA summaries added to Berwick, Peebles and Roxburgh
2. Resources>other countries - additional links

31st January 2008

Resources on Old Scottish Roads - additional resources annotated

20th January 2008
Old Statistical Account for Peeblesshire added, with links to NSA

17th January 2008
Old Statistical Account for Roxburghshire added, with links to NSA 

9th January 2008
Old Statistical Account for Berwickshire added, with links to NSA.
Link to online copy of Cuninghame Topgraphised by Timothy Pont.


20th December 2007
Old and New Statistical Accounts for Selkirkshire added.

13th December 2007

1. OSA for Dumfriesshire added, with links to NSA.

3rd December 2007
1. The Military Survey of Scotland
Quarter-inch map for Borders added.

26th November 2007
1. Various links leading to Report of the Commission for Highland Road and Bridges on Am Baile website. This gives the Reports from 1802 to 1856. See also links to Slaters Directory for 1911 on Highland counties - these entries have some details of roads at that time.

22nd November 2007
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The Military Survey of Scotland
Half-inch map for Edinburgh and Lanark added. Note: if the high definition map for this and the other half-inch maps do not load properly try refreshing browser or reloading a couple of times.
2. Separate page for Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness.

19th November 2007
1. Links to sites in other countries.
2. New section Roads by County. This has no new material but brings material relating to an individual county into one place for easy reference.

8th November 2007
1. Roads in the 1600s
Roads added for Berwickshire, Lothians and Linlithgow and Stirlingshire sheets. Placenames and river crossings have still to be completed for these areas.

5th November 2007
1. Roads in 1859
Maps added for most counties.

19th October 2007
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The Military Survey of Scotland
Regional overviews for Glasgow and Greenock areas added.
Half-inch map for North Berwick, Berwick upon Tweed and Selkirk added.

11th October 2007
1. Roads in 1859
New section on Report of the Commissioners for Inquiring into Matters relating to Public Roads in Scotland, 1859

25th September 2007
1. List of Resources on Old Scottish Roads 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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