Glen Feshie - The History and Archaeology of a Highland Glen
By Meryl Marshall
Glen Feshie is one of the most beautiful places in the Cairngorm National Park, iconic for its ancient pine forests and famous for its black grouse and crossbills. Wild though it is, however, it is steeped in history. This excellent book tells it all, from the old shieling systems and the deserted farmtouns to the days of the nineteenth century deer stalkers. Particularly fascinating are the high jinks of the Duchess of Bedford, holding parties in her “huts” with her friend Sir Edwin Landseer and other guests”. So wrote T. C. Smout., Historiographer Royal in Scotland, of the first edition of this book in 2005.
The first book had a very successful reception and quickly sold out. Since then more research has been carried out and new material and photographs have come to light; particularly fascinating are the 19th century photographs of the “Huts in Glenfeshie” by AM Urquhart.. This second edition includes many of these photographs and a new chapter on Kinrara, thought to be the inspiration for the settlement. The story of the glen is brought up to date with a new chapter on the 20st Century and WW2 training. In 2007 the NOSAS Glen Feshie project was joint winner of the Council for British Archaeology’s Marsh Community Award, a significant feather in our cap which we were very proud to receive.
The book is available from retailers in the area, price £9, via Paypal (below), or direct from NOSAS, c/o 10 Riverford Cres, Conon Bridge, Ross-shire, IV7 8HL at reduced rate of £9 inc. UK p&p.
ISBN 978-0-9568786-1-8. Glen Feshie and Strathconon can be bought together for £12 inc. UK p&p.