A History of the Scottish Highlands: Highland Clans and Highland Regiments - EBOOK

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File format: PDF, 285MB (2 vols, 1731 pages)
Author: J. Keltie
Year: (1875) 2010
ISBN: 9781742229652
Other: colour photos
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

This very comprehensive work on the history of the Scottish Highlands was based on the text of Dr James Browne's popular work published some 30 years earlier. Compiled in 1875 and edited by John S. Keltie, this work presents in two volumes a detailed view of the general history of the highlands, a history of the highland clans and a history of the highland regiments.



Part 1 - General History of the Highlands 55BC to the "Present time" (1875)

This history includes descriptions of a wide range of events that shaped the Scottish Highlands.

  • Expeditions
  • Negotiations
  • Insurrections
  • Trials
  • Executions
  • Deaths
  • Clan feuds
  • Intrigues
  • Military Planning
  • Battles
  • Invasions
  • Movements
  • Constructions
  • Social Conditons
  • Literature
  • Language
  • Music
  • ... and so much more


Part 2 - The Highland Clans

In nine chapters there is a brief history of the clan system and then a closer look at particular clans including:

  • the Western Clans
  • the Macdougalls
  • the Robertsons,
  • the Clan Chattan,
  • the Camerons
  • Clan Anrias or Ross
  • the Mackays
  • and the Stewarts
  • ... over 70 clans are covered along with mentions of many others that had interactions


Part 3 - The History of the Highland Regements

A brief history and look at the role each of the regiments played. Many of the histories include a succession list of officers

  • the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment (1729-1873)
  • Loudon's Highlanders (1745-1748)
  • Montgomery's Highlanders (1757-1763)
  • Fraser's Highlanders (1757-1763 and 1775-1783)
  • Keith's and Campbell's Highlanders (1759-1763)
  • Eighty-ninth Highland Regiment (1759-1765)
  • Johnstone's Highlanders (1760-1763)
  • Lord Macleod's Highlanders (1777-1818)
  • Athole Highlanders (1778-1783)
  • Seaforth's Highlanders (1778-1873)
  • Aberdeenshire Highland Regiment (1777-1783)
  • Royal Highland Emigrant Regiment (1775-1783)
  • Forty-second or Royal Highland Regiment (1780-1809)
  • 74th Highlanders (1787-1874)
  • Seventy-fifth Regiment (1787-1809)
  • 78th Highlanders or Ross-shire Buffs (1793-1874)
  • 79th Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (1793-1874)
  • 91st Princess Louise Argyllshire Highlanders (1794-1874)
  • 92nd Gordon Highlanders (1794-1874)
  • and the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders (1800-1875).



THE Camerons are well known as one of the bravest and most chivalrous of the Highland clans. They held out to the very last as steadfast adherents to the cause of the Stuarts, and the names of Ewen Cameron, -Donald the "gentle Lochiel", and the unfortunate Dr Cameron, must be associated in the minds of all Scotchmen with everything that is brave, and chivalrous, and generous, and unyieldingly loyal.

The clan itself was at one time one of the most powerful in the Highlands; and the regiment which is now known by the clan name has most faithfully upheld the credit of the clan for bravery and loyalty ; it has proved a practical comment on the old song, "A Cameron never can yield".

This regiment was raised by Alan Cameron of Erracht, to whom letters of service were granted on the 17th of August 1793 ...

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3 Reviews
  • Scottish Highlands

    Posted by Ailsa Corlett on 13th Oct 2022

    Really good this is an ebook as it will take a long time to go through and read. But can read sections. Good information regarding the Regiments and the Clans of the Highlands which I wanted to find out about more. Written long ago but still very valuable book to have.

  • Clans & Regiments Scottish Highlands. EBook

    Posted by Vic Crowley on 19th Dec 2020

    Very detailed and comprehensive publication.
    Appears to be very well researched and written.
    I will be purchasing further publications from Gould Genealogy.

  • Clans and Regiments

    Posted by Gregory Gordon Hall on 4th Dec 2020

    Stunning history, set in a very interesting format, easily able to trace ancestors, and those who affected world history. So interested in finding out about unsung heroes of the past.

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