The Drove Roads of Scotland

By A.R.B. Haldane

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One of the great classics of Scottish history, The Drove Roads of Scotland interweaves folklore, social comment and economic history in a fascinating account of Scotland's droving trade and the routes by which cattle and sheep were brought from every corner of the land to markets in central Scotland.

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One of the great classics of Scottish history, The Drove Roads of Scotland interweaves folklore, social comment and economic history in a fascinating account of Scotland's droving trade and the routes by which cattle and sheep were brought from every corner of the land to markets in central Scotland. In pastoral Scotland, the breeding and movement of livestock were fundamental to the lives of the people. The story of the drove roads takes the reader on an engrossing tour of Scottish history, from the lawless cattle driving by reivers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the legitimate movement of stock which developed after the Union of the Crowns, by which time the large-scale movement of stock to established markets had become an important part of Scotland's economy, and a vital aspect of commercial life in the Empire. Haldane's work is one of the great classics of Scottish history.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 22 May 2008
ISBN 9781841586953
Number of Pages 264

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'a great classic of Scottish history - a masterpiece' - Highland News 'Comprehensive and continuously engrossing' - The Scotsman

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