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Reports to the Board of Agriculture

The following are links to sections on roads contained in reports to the Board of Agriculture that date from around 1800. While some of the accounts are very short, most contain a good overview of the roads at that time and how they were administered. They provide a useful supplement to the Statistical Accounts and to the Cambridge County Geographies. The links are to Google Books. A list of other agricultural reports can be seen here.

Aberdeenshire, General view of the agriculture of George Skene Keith, 1811

Argyle, John Smith, 1813 see also 1798

Angus, or Forfarshire, James Headrick, 1813; also bridges
Ayr, Colonel Fullarton, 1793

Banff, James Donaldson, 1794

Berwick, Robert Kerr, 1813; also bridges
Buteshire (Arran and Bute), William Aiton, 1816; also bridges
Caithness, John Henderson, 1815; also bridges
Clackmannan - see Kinross
Dumbarton, Andrew White & Duncan MacFarlan, 1811; also bridges

Dumfries, Bryce Johnston, 1794

East Lothian, Robert Somerville, 1805
Fife, John Thomson, 1800
Galloway: comprehending two counties, viz. The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and Wigtonshire, Samuel Smith 1813 - see also bridges
The Hebrides, or western isles of Scotland, James MacDonald, 1811; also bridges
Inverness, James Robertson, 1813

Kincardineshire or The Mearns, George Robertson, Board of Agriculture, 1810

Kinross and Clackmannan, Patrick Graham, 1814; also bridges 1, 2
Clydesdale (Lanarkshire), John Naismith, 1794; also 1798
Midlothian, George Robertson, 1793
Elgin or Moray, James Donaldson, 1794
Nairn, James Donaldson, 1794
Nairn and Moray, William Leslie, 1813; also bridges

Orkney islands, John Shirreff, 1814

Peebles, Charles Findlater, 1802
Tweedale, Thomas Johnston, 1794 (Peebles)
Perth, General view of the agriculture in the southern districts of the county of, James Robertson, 1794
Perth, James Robertson, 1799
Renfrewshire, John Wilson, 1812

Roxburgh, David Ure, 1794

Ross and Cromarty, Sir George Steuart Mackenzie, 1813; also bridges
Selkirk, Thomas Johnston, 1794
Shetland Islands, John Shirreff, 1814
Stirlingshire, Patrick Graham, 1812; also bridges
Sutherland, John Henderson (Capt.), 1815; also bridges
West Lothian, James Trotter, 1794; see also 1811