is intended in the long term to provide summaries of road-related
entries in each parish in Scotland. There are, however,
electronic versions of the Statistical Accounts on the
internet where the original entries can be viewed online.
Accounts of Scotland
Accounts can be viewed at http://edina.ac.uk/stat-acc-scot/.
The site has a non-subscribers section where individual
parish acounts can be read and a subscription service
which is much more comprehensive, including a search
All twenty one volumes are available. The links are to
the main pages of each volume where a list of parishes
can be seen. Unfortunately the parishes are not grouped
by county but each volume can be searched for either a
particular parish or for roads-related entries using terms
such as roads, bridges, turnpikes etc.
All volumes are available. Each link
is to the list of parishes in a county and a search can
be made for a particular parish or for roads-related entries.
Useful search terms are means of communication, roads,
Roman roads, highways, turnpike roads, bridges, fords,
markets, fairs. Where a volume contains more than
one county, the search results will bring up entries in
the order that the counties are listed in the volume.
Thus if you searched for roads in the Roxburgh
- Peebles - Selkirk volume the first 20 results will be
for Roxburgh, the next 5 for Peebles and the final 5 for
Selkirk - this will be readily seen from the page numbers
of each entry.