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Scottish home industries

Ross, Alexander1974
Books, Manuscripts
The Scottish Home Industries Association was formed at the end of the last century to encourage crofters and others to work at traditional crafts. The Association arranged for the sale of these products to London and ensured a fair return for the work. In 1895 they produced an attractive book called 'Scottish Home Industries', which contained reports of the scheme's progress in different regions of Scotland. The introduction by Provost Ross of Inverness is of most interest today, being a survey of Highland domestic life in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Main title:
Scottish home industries / by Provost Alexander Ross 1895 ; with a historical note by Alexander Fenton of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, Country Life Section.
Glasgow : Molendinar Press, 1974.
61 p. ; ill. ; 21 cm.
'Scottish Home Industries' was first published in 1895 withthe alternative title 'Ealadhna Duthchasach Na H-Alba'. The complete book, of which this reprint is only the introduction, was 200 pages long and bore the imprint of Lewis Munro, Ross-shire Printing Works, Dingwall. This edition (published in 1974) is an exact facsimile except that sketches of Highland lassies have been used from a later section of the book to fill the blank pages.
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