The Highlands of Scotland in 1750

Here is a link to another great public domain book related to history of Scottish Highlands.

This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country. Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that’s often difficult to discover. Marks, notations and other maiginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file – a reminder of this book’s long journey from the publisher to a library and finally to you.

Excerpt from the book:


(To Elspeth Angela Campbell)

Dark, dark was the day when we looked on Culloden,
And chill was the mist drop that clung to the tree.

The oats of the harvest hung heavy and sodden.
No light on the land, and no wind on the sea*

There was wind, there was rain, there was fire on
their faces,
When the clans broke the bayonets and died on the
And ’tis Honour that watches the desolate places
Where they sleep through the change of the snows
and the suns.

Unfed and unroarshalled, outworn and outnumbered.
All hopeless and fearless, as fiercely they fought.
As when Falkirk with heaps of the fallen was
As when Gledsmuir was red with the havock they

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