27 May 2012

Web demo of Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-1845

The two Statistical Accounts of Scotland are among the best contemporary reports of Scottish life during the agricultural and industrial revolutions in 1790s and the 1830s.

Based largely on information supplied by church ministers in the 938 Scottish parishes, they provide a fascinating record of a wide range of topics:
wealth, class and poverty; climate, agriculture, fishing and wildlife; population, schools, and the moral health of the people.

The reports have been scanned and transcribed, so that you can:
  • search the transcribed text
  • browse the scanned images
  • download parish reports
  • link from each parish to the Gazetteer for Scotland ...etc
Use this resource to study the emergence of the modern British State and the economic and social impact of the world's first industrial nation.

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