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Further reading


Statistical Accounts for 1793 and 1850s

East Lothian 1945-2000: Fourth Statistical Account. vol. 3, 2005

Shirlaw, Jean, A Short History of the Parish of Gladsmuir. 1988/9

D.M. Robertson, Longniddry. 1993


Black, George, Surnames of Scotland: Their origin, meaning and history. Most recent edition 2007, Birlinn.

McNicoll, Diane, The Surnames of East Lothian: based on the old parish registers of births & baptisms for Haddingtonshire. 1999, East Lothian

Gray, W. Forbes and James H. Jamieson, East Lothian Biographies. Transactions of the East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalists’ Society, 1941

Dick, David, A Millennium of Fame of East Lothian. Clerkington Publishing, 2000


Margaret Oliphant

Oliphant, Margaret, The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs. Margaret Oliphant, 1899

Oliphant, Margaret, novels such as The Chronicles of Carlingford series

Williams, Merryn, Margaret Oliphant: a critical biography, 1986

Nigel Tranter

Bradfield, Ray, Nigel Tranter: Scotland’s Storyteller

Pritchard, Michael & Alison, Tranter’s Terrain 

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