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Resources on the Old Roads of Scotland

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See Roads in 1859 section for more county-related material.
See also Roads by County section

Aberdeenshire

The Old Deeside Road (Aberdeen to Braemar): Its Course, History and Associations, G M Fraser, publ. 1983 by Robin V Callander, Haughend, Finzean, Aberdeenshire

Fraser, G.M., The Bridge of Dee, Aberdeen, 1913
The Mounth Passes over the Grampians, G M Fraser, Scottish Geographical Magazine, Volume 36, 1920, pages 116 - 122 and continued on pages 169 - 180
The construction of Aberdeenshire's first turnpike roads, Thomas Day, Journal of Transport History, Sep 2003

(article page numbers are at foot of web page)

The Military Road from Braemar to the Spittal of Glen Shee, Angus Graham, PSAS, Vol.97, (1963-64), pps 226-236
Collections for a history of the Shires of Aberdeen and Banff, Spalding Club, 1843
This contains useful references to roads etc.

Notes and sketches illustrative of northern rural life in the eighteenth century, William Alexander, Edinburgh, 1877
Interesting details of roads, transport, fairs etc.

The Causey Mounth: A mediaeval route between Stonehaven and Aberdeen

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causey_Mounth

http://www.mearns.org.uk/stonehaven/nhwalk5.htm

Walking the Scottish Highlands: General Wade's Military Roads, Michael Pollard & Tom Ang, Andre Deutsch, London, 1984
Highland Highways: Old Roads in Atholl, John Kerr, John Donald, Edinburgh 1991

Grampian Ways, Robert Smith, John Donald, Edinburgh 2002
The Mounth Passes: A Heritage Guide to the Old Ways Through the Grampian Mountains. Nate Pedersen and Neil Ramsay, with photographs by Graham Marr. This is an eBook and is a compilation of a series of articles the authors wrote for Leopard magazine in Scotland between 2011 and 2012. Published: January 2014. The British version is available here.

 

The following author has numerous papers in the PSAS on castles in Scotland, mostly in the north-east. The papers selected below contain some reference to the siting of a castle in relation to early routes. The most comprehensive treatment of routes is in

"The Early Castles of Mar", Vol 63, "Corgarff Castle", Vol 61 and "Edzell Castle", Vol 65.

 

Simpson, W Douglas Note on Recent Excavations at Kildrummy Castle.Vol 54 (1919-1920) 134-45

Simpson, W Douglas The Architectural History of Huntly Castle. Vol 56 (1921-22) 134-63

Simpson, W Douglas The Royal Castle of Kindrochit in Mar.Vol 57 (1922-23), 75-97

Simpson, W Douglas The Development of Balvenie Castle. PSAS Vol 60 (1925-26), 132-48

Simpson, W Douglas Corgarff Castle, Aberdeenshire. PSAS Vol 61 (1926-27), 48-103

Simpson, W Douglas The Early Castles of Mar. (First Paper.) PSAS, Vol 63 (1928-29), 102-38

Simpson, W Douglas Edzell Castle. PSAS, Vol 65 (1930-31),115-7

Simpson, W Douglas Invermark Castle. PSAS, Vol 68 (1933-34), 41-50

Simpson, W Douglas The Barony, Castle, and Church of Rothiemay.PSAS Vol 69 (1934-35), 223-46

Simpson, W Douglas Fyvie Castle PSAS Vol 73 (1938-39), 32-47

Simpson, W Douglas Cairnbulg Castle, Aberdeenshire PSAS Vol 83 (1948-49)32-44

Simpson, W Douglas Glenbervie and its castle PSAS Vol 105 (1972-74), 255-61

 

Angus (Forfarshire)

 

Argyllshire

The Shielings and Drove Ways of Loch Lomondside, John Mitchell, Jamieson & Munro in assoc. with Stirling Council Library, 2000
MacDonald Murdo, 'The Droving Trade in the Records of the Commissioners of Supply of Argyllshire' TGSI 58 (1992-94) 1-7
MacTavish, Duncan C, 'Argyllshire Roads Prior to 1800' TGSI 38 (1937-41) 325-355
The Loch Lomondside Military Road, James Chirrey, Dumbarton District Libraries, 1984
Eric Cregeen, Recollections of an Argyllshire Drover, Scottish Studies, Univ. of Edinburgh, Vol.3, Pt.2, 1959
Lost Argyll: Argyll's Lost Heritage, Marian Pallister, Birlinn, 2005
Construction of the New A83 Rest and Be Thankful Road 1937-41 - Arrochar, Tarbert and Ardlui Heritage site
History Of The Rest And be Thankful, Brian D Osborne - Arrochar, Tarbert and Ardlui Heritage site

1776 - Taylor and Skinner - Road Map of Kintyre Road - including Droving and Coach Notes - see Scribd site for article and further details

 

Ayrshire

see Roads and Tracks of Ayrshire

David McClure, Tolls and Tacksmen, Ayrshire Monographs No.13, AANHS, 1994

A K Goodwin, Road Development in Ayrshire, M Litt thesis, University of Strathclyde, 1970

James P Wilson, The Monk's Road to their Lands, AANHS Collections, 2nd Series, Vol 1, 1950

Field Study Group Report, AANHS Collections, 2nd Series, Vol 3, 1955, p30-33

Clarke and Wilson, A Possible Roman Road between the Rivers Cessnock and Ayr, AANHS Collections, 2nd Series, Vol.5, 1959

Lebon, The Beginnings of the Agrarian and Industrial Revolutions in Ayrshire, AANHS Collections, 2nd Series, Vol.5, 1959

A Wilson, Roads in Upper Nithsdale and Beyond, AANHS Collections, 2nd Series, Vol.5, 1959

A.L.Taylor, The Braw New Coat - The Building of Ayr New Brig, AANHS Collections, 2nd Series, 1961

Hendry and Strawhorn, An Old Road in Loudoun Parish, AANHS Collections, 2nd Series, Vol.6, 1961

Notes on the "Roman" Roads of the One-inch Ordnance Map of Scotland, The Ayrshire Road, James MacDonald, PSAS, vol.27, (1892-1893), pp. 417-43

 

Banffshire

Simpson, W Douglas The Barony, Castle, and Church of Rothiemay.PSAS Vol 69 (1934-35), 223-46

Grampian Ways, Robert Smith, John Donald, Edinburgh 2002
Collections for a history of the Shires of Aberdeen and Banff, Spalding Club, 1843
This contains useful references to roads etc.

Records of the County of Banff, 1660-1760, one hundred years of county government, James Grant, Aberdeen University Studies No.87, 1922. See chapter 3 for a very full account of roads and bridges between 1710 and 1760.

 

Berwickshire

Archaeology on a Great Post Road, Angus Graham, PSAS, Vol. 96 (1962-63), pps 318-47

The Roads that led to Edinburgh etc, Harry R G Inglis, PSAS, Vol. 50, (1915-16), pps 18-49

An Old Road in the Lammermuirs, Angus Graham, PSAS, Vol 83, (1948-49), pps 198-206

More Old Roads in the Lammermuirs, Angus Graham, PSAS, Vol. 93 (1959-60), pps 217-35

Border Highways, John James Mackay, 1998

The Roads of Mediaeval Lauderdale, R.P.Hardie, Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1942

 

Bute

 

Caithness

Study of roads and tracks in Caithness, George Watson
The Beauties of Scotland, Vol.5, Robert Forsyth, Edinburgh 1808
Short reference to roads
Guide to the highlands and islands of Scotland, including Orkney and Zetland, George & Peter Anderson, 1851
Use contents page to navigate to desired area - gives some details of the roads

Clackmannanshire

 Improving the roads and bridges of the Stirling area c 1660-1706, John G Harrison, PSAS, Vol 135 (2005), pps  287-307

Dumbartonshire

The Shielings and Drove Ways of Loch Lomondside, John Mitchell, Jamieson & Munro in assoc. with Stirling Council Library, 2000
The Loch Lomondside Military Road, James Chirrey, Dumbarton District Libraries, 1984
Drymen and District by Road, John Mitchell, Drymen and District Local History Society, 2002 (revised 2004)
Bridging the Leven, Gordon Burns, 2009

 

Dumfriesshire (Online volumes - DGNHAS)

The Public Roads and Bridges in Dumfriesshire 1650 - 1820, James Robertson, G.C. Book Publishers, Wigton, 1993

The Roman Road in Annandale, Johnstone, J.T.,DGNHAS II 9 85

Roman Roads in Britain, Chinnock, E.J.,DGNHAS II 15 55

Natural Determinants of Routes in Lower Nithsdale, Ballantyne, J.D., DGNHAS, III 11 10 (online)

Notes on Roman Road through Annandale, Robertson, J., DGNHAS, III 24 10

Excavations in Dumfriesshire, 1946, St Joseph, J.K., DGNHAS, III 24 150

Further Notes on Old Roadways in Dumfriesshire, Robertson, J.,DGNHAS, III 25 6

The Military Road.To Portpatrick, 1763 Arnott, M.C., DGNHAS, III 28 120

Upper Nithsdale and Westward in Roman Times, Clarke, J., DGNHAS, III 30 111

Roman Roads in S-W Scotland.

(1) At Glenlochar, Crawford, O.G.S., DGNHAS, III 31 22

(2) From Nith to Dee, Inglis, J.A., III 31 25

(3) The Tweedsmuir Road, Bailey, H., III 31 27

(3) The Tweedsmuir Road, Blance, B., III 31 27

(4) From Castledykes (Corbiehall) to Crawford, Radford, C.A.R., Reid, R.C., and Truckell, A.E., III 31 30

The Drove Road into Annandale. Prevost, W.A.J.,DGNHAS, III 31 121

Notes on Roman Roads, Reid, R.C., DGNHAS, III 32 73

Erickstane Brae, Prevost, W.A.J.,DGNHAS, III 37 111

More Notes on Roman Roads, Reid, R.C., DGNHAS, III 37 123

Roads in Ayrshire, Reid, R.C., DGNHAS, III 37 132

The Road into Ayrshire - A possible Roman Road between the Rivers Cessnock and Ayr: Clarke, J. and Wilson, A., DGNHAS, III 37 143

The Road into Ayrshire. - Fortlet at Bankhead, Kirkconnel Clarke, J. and Wilson, A., DGNHAS, III 37 136

The Road into Ayrshire. - Roads in Upper Nithsdale and Beyond Clarke, J. and Wilson, A., DGNHAS, III 37 151

Development of the Road System in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. 1580-1890 Part I Anderson, A.D.,DGNHAS, III 44 205 (online)

Development of the Road System in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. 1580-1890 Part II Anderson, A.D.,DGNHAS, III 45 211 (online)

Wanlockhead Roads - Minutes of Fourth (Upper Nithsdale) District Turnpike Road Trustees 5/8/1789 to abolition of tolls, Robertson, J., DGNHAS, III 54 161 (online)

Roman Road near Moffat - Observations during gas pipeline construction, Yates, M.J.,DGNHAS, III 58 95 (online)

Roman Penetration in West Dumfries and Galloway, Allan Wilson, III, 64, 7 (online)

The Carlisle to Glasgow Road, Miller, N. and Miller M., DGNHAS, III 65 100 (online)

Improvement to the Glasgow-Carlisle Road. 1815, Miller, N. and Miller M.,DGNHAS, III 67 67 (online)

Some Notes on the Old Military Road in Dumfries and Galloway, Anderson, A.D.,DGNHAS, III 72 79 (online)

Roman Penetration in E Dumfriesshire and Beyond, Allan Wilson, DGNHAS, III, 73, 17 (online)
The Building of Auldgirth Bridge, G W Shirley, III, 23, 71 (online)

Bridgend Bridge, Dundrennan A Monastic Structure?, Alex Anderson and James Williams, DGNHAS, III, 81, 71
Kirk Sessions as Bridge Builders - Lochfoot & Twynholm, Alex Anderson & James Williams, DGNHAS, Third Series, Vol. LXXXIII, 2009
The Old Edinburgh Road in Dumfriesshire and Galloway, A D Anderson, DGNHAS, Third Series, Vol.LXXXIV (2010), 101
Transporting the Lead, Sandie Keggans, Wanlockhead Museum Trust 2004

To See Oursels...Visitors to Dumfries and Galloway from medieval to modern times, A E MacRobert, Dumfries and Galloway Libraries, Information and Archives, 2001

Notes on the "Roman" Roads of the One-inch Ordnance Map of Scotland, The Dumfresshire Roads, James MacDonald, PSAS, vol.28, (1893-94), pp.298-320

Ancient Border Highways: The Minchmoor (Catrail) Road, the Wheel Causeway, the Annandale Forest Road, the Well Path, and the Enterkin, Harry R G Inglis, PSAS, Vol. 58 (1923-24), pps 203-23

A New Roman Mountain Road in Dumfriesshire and Roxburghshire, I A Richmond, PSAS, Vol 80 (1945-46), pp104-117

The Roman Road to Raeburnfoot, A Graham, PSAS, Vol 82, (1947-48), pps 231-234

Annals of the Solway Until A.D. 1307 George Neilson

Some details of roads in the Moffat area

http://www.dalbeattie.com/moffat/history/index.html

See also the following for details of Thomas Telford and roads and bridges built by him in this area as well as studies of roads around Moffat and the Carlisle to Edinburgh road.

http://www.dalbeattie.com/moffat/thomas-telford/index.html
The Ewes Valley, An Historical Miscellany, by Brenda I. Morrison and R. Bruce McCartney

The Roads of Mediaeval Lauderdale, R.P.Hardie, Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1942

East Lothian (Haddingtonshire)

The Roads that led by Prestoungrange, Andrew Ralton, Prestoungrange University Press, Haddington 2005
Comprehensive study of roads in the vicinity of Haddington and elsewhere in East Lothian - see no.19 on page

Archaeology on a Great Post Road, Angus Graham, PSAS, Vol. 96 (1962-63), pps 318-47

The Roads that led to Edinburgh etc, Harry R G Inglis, PSAS, Vol. 50, (1915-16), pps 18-49

An Old Road in the Lammermuirs, Angus Graham, PSAS, Vol 83, (1948-49), pps 198-206

More Old Roads in the Lammermuirs, Angus Graham, PSAS, Vol. 93 (1959-60), pps 217-35

 

Fife and Kinross Shires

The Roads of Fife, Owen Silver, John Donald Publishers Ltd, Edinburgh 1987

Quarry to Abbey: an Ancient Fife Route, R Fyfe Smith and Rev. Norman M Johnston. PSAS, Vol 83 (1948-49), pps 162-167

Milestones and Wayside Markers in Fife, Walter M Stephen, PSAS, Vol 100 (1967-68), pp 179-184
History of the County of Fife, Vol.2, John M Leighton, 1840 (Google Books site). Has details of roads by parish - search function available
The Great Road between Forth and Tay, G P Bennett, Markinch Printing Company


Hebrides
Guide to the highlands and islands of Scotland, including Orkney and Zetland, George & Peter Anderson, 1851

Inverness-shire

Roads and bridges in the Scottish Highlands: the route between Dunkeld and Inverness, 1725 -1925, G R Curtis, PSAS, Vol 110, (1978-80), pps 475-96

Walking the Scottish Highlands: General Wade's Military Roads, Michael Pollard & Tom Ang, Andre Deutsch, London, 1984
Highland Highways: Old Roads in Atholl, John Kerr, John Donald, Edinburgh 1991

Grampian Ways, Robert Smith, John Donald, Edinburgh 2002
Strathnairn Heritage Association - see Roads, Railways & Bridges

 

Kincardineshire

Simpson, W Douglas The Early Castles of Mar. (First Paper) PSAS, Vol 63 (1928-29), 102-38

The Mounth Passes over the Grampians, G M Fraser, Scottish Geographical Magazine, Volume 36, 1920, pages 116 - 122 and continued on pages 169 - 180
The Causey Mounth: A mediaeval route between Stonehaven and Aberdeen:-

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causey_Mounth

- http://www.mearns.org.uk/stonehaven/nhwalk5.htm
Grampian Ways, Robert Smith, John Donald, Edinburgh 2002

Kirkcudbrightshire

see also Dumfriesshire

Bridging the Dee at Kirkcudbright, T.R.Collin, Stewartry Museum, Kirkcudbright, 1981

Development of the Road System in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. 1580-1890 Part I Anderson, A.D.,DGNHAS III 44 205 (online - see here)

Development of the Road System in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. 1580-1890 Part II Anderson, A.D., DGNHAS III 45 211 (online - see here)

Minutes of the Road Trustees of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright : A Classified Summary, compiled by Alex. D Anderson.
Copies deposited in the Archive Centre and Ewart Library, Dumfries and in the Stewartry Museum, Kirkcudbright.

Summary of Items relating to Roads in the Minutes of the Commissioners of Supply of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, compiled by Alex. D Anderson

Copies deposited in the Archive Centre and Ewart Library, Dumfries and in the Stewartry Museum, Kirkcudbright.

Bridgend Bridge, Dundrennan A Monastic Structure?, Alex Anderson and James Williams, DGNHAS, III, 81, 71
The third widening of Fleet Bridge, Gatehouse 1964-65, Alex D Anderson, Journal of the Institution of Municipal Engineers, Vol. 96, September 1969, 262-266

The Old Edinburgh Road in Dumfriesshire and Galloway, A D Anderson, DGNHAS, Third Series, Vol.LXXXIV (2010), 101

Lanarkshire

Fords, Ferries, Floats and Bridges near Lanark, Thomas Reid, PSAS, Vol 47, (1912-13), pps 209-256

The Roads that led to Edinburgh etc, Harry R G Inglis, PSAS, Vol. 50, (1915-16), pps 18-49

Roads and Bridges of Lanarkshire, Col. T.U.Wilson, County Surveyor, Lanark County Council, 1951
Horses for Hire: The Posting Day Book of Crawford Inn, Lanarkshire, 1831-1855, Sheila Scott, Biggar Museum Trust 1983

 

Mid-Lothian
Archaeology on a Great Post Road, Angus Graham, PSAS, Vol. 96 (1962-63), pps 318-47
The Roads that led to Edinburgh etc, Harry R G Inglis, PSAS, Vol. 50, (1915-16), pps 18-49
Two Roman Inscribed Stones and Architectural Fragments from Scotland, G S Maxwell, PSAS, Vol 113, (1983), pps 379-390
Road Administration in Midlothian in the Early Eighteenth Century, R G Heddle, The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, Vol.XXXIV, Part 3, 1983, 105-119

 

Moray (Elgin) and Nairn Shires

Simpson, W Douglas The Development of Balvenie Castle. PSAS Vol 60 (1925-26), 132-48

Simpson, W Douglas The Early Castles of Mar. (First Paper) PSAS, Vol 63 (1928-29), 102-38

Simpson, W Douglas Edzell Castle. PSAS, Vol 65 (1930-31),115-7

 

Orkney Islands
Guide to the highlands and islands of Scotland, including Orkney and Zetland, George & Peter Anderson, 1851
Interesting itinerary with references to roads and paths in passing. See also page 679.

Peebles-shire

Border Highways, John James Mackay, 1998

The Roads of Mediaeval Lauderdale, R.P.Hardie, Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1942

Peebles and Selkirk: Communications Past and Present

The Roads that led to Edinburgh etc, Harry R G Inglis, PSAS, Vol. 50, (1915-16), pps 18-49

Roman communications in the Tweed Valley, Graham, A & Richmond, I A., PSAS, Vol.87, (1952-53), 63-71

 

Perthshire

Roads and bridges in the Scottish Highlands: the route between Dunkeld and Inverness, 1725 -1925, G R Curtis, PSAS, Vol 110, (1978-80), pps 475-96

The Military Road from Braemar to the Spittal of Glen Shee, Angus Graham, PSAS, Vol.97, (1963-64), pps 226-236

The Roman Gask Project: Final Report on Roman Road excavations at Parkneuk

A Possible Roman Road Cutting at Innerpeffray Library Perthshire. D.J.Woolliscroft, with contribution by B.Hoffmann.
Walking the Scottish Highlands: General Wade's Military Roads, Michael Pollard & Tom Ang, Andre Deutsch, London, 1984
Highland Highways: Old Roads in Atholl, John Kerr, John Donald, Edinburgh 1991

Grampian Ways, Robert Smith, John Donald, Edinburgh 2002

The Romans in Perthshire, David Woolliscroft and Birgitta Hoffman, 2005, Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust and The Roman Gask Project
Perthshire Highway Commissioners Minute Book, 1765-1786, digitised records on Scottish Archive Network site.

Renfrewshire
Eastwood - Road and Rail: A History of Transport, Ian Cormack, Eastwood District Libraries, 1992
East Renfrewshire's Heritage Collection: Roads - see also link at foot of their page to photographic archive
General View of theAgriculture of Renfrewshire, John Wilson, 1812 (Googlebooks site)


Ross and Cromarty
Guide to the highlands and islands of Scotland, including Orkney and Zetland, George & Peter Anderson, 1851
Use contents page to navigate to desired area - gives some details of the roads

Roxburghshire

Notes on the 'Roman Roads' of the One-Inch Ordnance Map of Scotland. The Roxburghshire Roads, James MacDonald, PSAS, Vol. 29, (1894-95), 317-28

Ancient Border Highways: The Minchmoor (Catrail) Road, the Wheel Causeway, the Annandale Forest Road, the Well Path, and the Enterkin, Harry R G Inglis, PSAS, Vol. 58 (1923-24), pps 203-23

A New Roman Mountain Road in Dumfriesshire and Roxburghshire, I A Richmond, PSAS, Vol 80 (1945-46), pp104-117

The Roman Road to Raeburnfoot, A Graham, PSAS, Vol 82, (1947-48), pps 231-234

Border Highways, John James Mackay, 1998

The Roads of Mediaeval Lauderdale, R.P.Hardie, Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1942

A Roman Frontier Post and Its People: The Fort of Newstead in the Parish of Melrose By James Curle
-section on Roman road

Note on the Antiquity of the Wheel Causeway, Haverfield, F, PSAS, Vol. 34 (1899-1900), 129-30

The Roads that led to Edinburgh etc, Harry R G Inglis, PSAS, Vol. 50, (1915-16), pps 18-49
A history of the border counties: Roxburgh, Selkirk, Peebles, Sir George Douglas, Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1899
Pages 4-6 on Roman roads and the Wheel Causeway

See also Transactions of the Hawick Archaeological Society

The History and Antiquities of Roxburghshire and Adjacent Districts, Alexander Jeffrey
Volumes 1, 2, 4; Volume 3 - contains much interesting information on roads

 

Selkirkshire

Peebles and Selkirk: Communications Past and Present

Ancient Border Highways: The Minchmoor (Catrail) Road, the Wheel Causeway, the Annandale Forest Road, the Well Path, and the Enterkin, Harry R G Inglis, PSAS, Vol. 58 (1923-24), pps 203-23

A New Roman Mountain Road in Dumfriesshire and Roxburghshire, I A Richmond, PSAS, Vol 80 (1945-46), pp104-117

The Roman Road to Raeburnfoot, A Graham, PSAS, Vol 82, (1947-48), pps 231-234

Border Highways, John James Mackay, 1998

The Roads of Mediaeval Lauderdale, R.P.Hardie, Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1942

The Roads that led to Edinburgh etc, Harry R G Inglis, PSAS, Vol. 50, (1915-16), pps 18-49

Roman communications in the Tweed Valley, Graham, A & Richmond, I A., PSAS, Vol.87, (1952-53), 63-71

 

Shetland Islands
The Beauties of Scotland, Vol.5, Robert Forsyth, Edinburgh 1808
Short reference to the lack of made roads on the Islands.
Sketches and Tales of the Shetland Islands, Eliza Edmonston, 1856
Short reference about road building after potato famine of 1848
Travels in Scotland, James Hall &William Thomson, 1807
Short reference to first made road leading west from Lerwick for 6 miles

Stirlingshire

The Shielings and Drove Ways of Loch Lomondside, John Mitchell, Jamieson & Munro in assoc. with Stirling Council Library, 2000

Reminiscences of Road Maintenance, parts 1 & 2, William Ballantine, Calatria Nos 12 and 13, Journal of the Falkirk Local History Society

Travelling through Time, Transport in Falkirk District, Falkirk District Council 1993
Drymen and District by Road, John Mitchell, Drymen and District Local History Society, 2002 (revised 2004)

Drove Roads, John Reid, Calatria, No 22, Autumn 2005, Journal of the Falkirk Local History Society
Improving the roads and bridges of the Stirling area c 1660-1706, John G Harrison, PSAS, Vol 135 (2005), pps 287-307. The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] (doi.org/10.5284/1000184)

The Forth Naturalist and Historian - contains several papers on roads, bridges and transport

 

Sutherland
Guide to the highlands and islands of Scotland, including Orkney and Zetland, George & Peter Anderson, 1851
Use contents page to navigate to desired area - gives some details of the roads

West Lothian (Linlithgowshire)

The Roads that led to Edinburgh etc, Harry R G Inglis, PSAS, Vol. 50, (1915-16), pps 18-49

 

Wigtownshire

see Dumfriesshire

 

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