Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Wolf trap added to Highland historic sites database

A wolf trap that existed between the 16th and 18th centuries has been listed in the Highland Historic Environment Record database. Based at Moy, Invernessshire, research into the trap by Glasgow Zoo (now closed) included a consultation of the second Statistical Account for the area dating to 1838.

For more on the trap story, visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7655172.stm and to see the Highland Historic Environment Record visit http://her.highland.gov.uk/.

The Statistical Accounts for Scotland provide fascinating glimpses into each individual parish in Scotland in the 1790s and the 1830s. For anyone researching their family history in Scotland, they are an absolutely essential tool, and can also be viewed online at http://edina.ac.uk/stat-acc-scot/ and at Google Books, at http://books.google.com/ .


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