by A. R. B. Haldane - £9.99 Birlinn Publishers (2008)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781841586953 | ISBN 10: 1841586951
One of the great classics of Scottish history,The Drove Roads of Scotland interweaves, folklore, social comment, commerce and farming 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.
The story of the drove roads takes the reader on an engrossing tour of the nation's history, from the lawless catle driving by reivers in the 16th and 17th centuries to the legitimate movement of animals which developed after the Union of the Crowns. From this time, the large-scale movement of stock to established markets became an important part of Scotland's economy, and a vital aspect of commercial life in the British Empire.
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