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Ross & Cromarty / Ross & Cromarty Memorials
« on: Monday 17 June 19 10:16 BST (UK)  »

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Scotland Resources / "Sons Of Vulcan!"
« on: Saturday 25 May 19 22:46 BST (UK)  »
A very comprehensive history of the Ironworkers & Steelmen of Scotland, covering 300 years from the charcoal bloomeries of the West Highlands, to the Carron Iron Company on the Forth & across the foundry towns of the Central Belt to Glasgow & south to Dalmellington in Ayrshire. The rise of new steel burghs of Lanarkshire takes up the second half of the book.
 A superb read with great pic's, Robert Duncan is the author, pub' by Birlinn, about 15 but half that on Amazon.

Skoosh

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Armed Forces Resources / Sir John Franklin, Muster Rolls for HMS.S Erebus & Terror
« on: Thursday 03 January 19 12:11 GMT (UK)  »
The doomed Franklin expedition's officers & crews.

www.ric.edu/faculty/rpotter/muster.html

Skoosh.

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Scotland / "The History of Clan Sinclair!"
« on: Wednesday 05 December 18 22:27 GMT (UK)  »
A new book by Vance Sinclair!

Skoosh.

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Renfrewshire / Comet Steamboat Disaster, Greenock
« on: Thursday 05 July 18 15:47 BST (UK)  »
What must be one of the worlds first steamboat disasters took place on the Clyde off Greenock in 1825, lists of those killed etc' 62 out of 80 passengers perished. This was Comet II, Comet I, the worlds first seagoing steamer? was shipwrecked near Oban in 1820.

www.dalmadan.com/?p=2408

Skoosh.

This website is a mine of information on Scottish west coast shipping etc'. see Dalmadan index.

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Shetland / Shetland Posties Jailed 1914
« on: Monday 09 April 18 22:51 BST (UK)  »
Herewith the tale of the mysterious jailing of the entire staff of Lerwick Post Office at the start of the Great War.  ;D

https://www.scotiana.com/lerwick-post-office-staff-imprisoned-november-1914/comment-page-1/

Skoosh.

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The Lighter Side / "The Dead Duke, his Secret Wife & the Missing Corpse!"
« on: Wednesday 27 September 17 11:08 BST (UK)  »
A riveting read for family history buffs by Rootschatter, Piu Marie Eatwell. The ongoing saga of the Druce-Portland scandal outsold Jack the Ripper in newspapers at the time.

Victorian England with the lid off, pub' by Head of Zeus.

Skoosh.

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Inverness / Inverness Shoemakers
« on: Tuesday 05 September 17 15:18 BST (UK)  »
The Highland Family History Society has a list of shoemakers in the burgh 1738-1800, available in the current journal.

Skoosh.

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Orkney / Fiddlers of James Bay
« on: Tuesday 13 June 17 23:11 BST (UK)  »
Old Canadian film of Cree Indian fiddlers & their Orcadian roots!

https://www.nfb.ca/film/fiddlers_of_james_bay/

Skoosh.

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