Further Reading

There are a number of books and leaflets available which will tell you more about the history of Tain and the surrounding area. The following books are available to buy from Tain Through Time Museum, Tower Street, Tain, Ross-shire IV19 1DY
Tel/fax +44 (0)1862 894089
email: info@tainmuseum.demon.co.uk

Tain Tolbooth by Estelle Quick, Tain & District Museum Trust

Pronouncing Dictionary of Scottish Placenames by Tain Royal Academy (also available from the school telephone +44 (0)1862 892121)

The Lowland Highlanders: The Story True and Traditional of Tain and District by Alan G R Robertson

Ross & Cromarty: A historical guide by David Alston

Ross & Cromarty Illustrated Architectural Guide by Elizabeth Beaton

Easter Ross 1750-1850: The Double Frontier by Ian R M Mowat

Exploring Scotlands Heritage: The Highlands

This Noble Harbour: A History of the Cromary Firth by Marinell Ash

The Highland Clearances by John Prebble

The Evacuation of Inver by Inver Primary School (also available from the school telephone +44 (0)1862 871431)

The Pictish Trail: A Travellers Guide to the Old Pictish Kingdoms by Anthony Jackson

The Pictish Stones of Easter Ross: A discussion of all the local stones by Dr E MacNamara with drawings by Mike Taylor

The Ballance of Silver: The Story of the Silversmiths of Tain by Estelle Quick
Winner of Glenfiddich Living Scotland Award 1997 and Scottish Museum of the Year Research and Publication Award 1998

A Steep Turn to the Stars: A history of aviation in the Moray Firth by Jim Hughes

The Museum also hosts information on various Scottish clans and family trees. There is a Clan Ross display with the following books and videos for sale:

The Ross Story: The Polar Explorations of Sir John and Sir James Clark Ross by Ruth Calvert and Alan McFarlane

The Clan Ross by Donald MacKinnon

Follow the Ross Trail by Tain Museum Trust

A History of Clan Ross: the video

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