Series Information: SMUGGLING

There are only two books included in this separate series, both Scottish regional guides to areas outwith the south-west. The south-west smuggling books are included in the Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway series. Several of the books in the Manx series are also about smuggling. Please see these indiviual series.

The Smuggling Story of the Northern Shores

Last in the series of Scottish smuggling stories, this book covers the area from Oban in the west to Montrose in the east, including the major Islands. Based on the contemporary eighteenth century records, including custom house letter-books for the outports and correspondence to or from 'smuggling' merchants in Kirkwall, Thurso, Wick and Inverness, the smuggling story is told once again from a 'They Saw It Happen' viewpoint. A diorama at the new (in 1995) HM Customs & Excise National Museum in Liverpool uses a story from the chapter on The Smugglers so helping to bring to life this exciting smuggling story. Pointers are given for other researchers interested in continuing the smuggling history of the area into the nineteenth century.

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1995
ISBN 978 1 897725 05 4
A5 212pp paperback
7.95


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The Smuggling Story of Two Firths

This book, covering the area from Montrose in the north to Dunbar in the south: the Firths of Tay and Forth, shows that there was a very active smuggling trade on the east coast of Scotland. The custom house letter-books surviving for ten of the outports in the area are used as a basis for the story to which are added extracts from the autobiographies of a seventeenth century customs officer and an eighteenth century smuggler, and from merchant letter-books. Local smuggling events are illustrated by contemporary maps.

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1993
ISBN 978 1 897725 06 1
A5 212pp paperback
7.95


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The author has researched her subject in depth and the result is a fund of information about people, ships, their masters and places which historians of all kinds will find very useful. Tay Valley Family Historian

This volume is a treasure trove of genealogical information for all family historians searching for ancestors in the areas of the Firths of Forth and Tay. Family Tree Magazine