Unearthing Redcastles Hidden History by Colin MacLeod (2007)
Ross and Cromarty Heritage Society is grateful to Colin MacLeod for permission to reproduce Unearthing Redcastle’s Hidden History and to Treasure Trove Scotland for permission to reproduce images which are Crown Copyright.
On the 25 May 1790, Sir John Sinclair, Baronet of Ulbster in Caithness wrote to over nine hundred Parish ministers throughout Scotland asking them to contribute to a Statistical Inquiry by answering as best they could,a series of one hundred and sixty-six Queries respecting each Parish.
The New (or Second) Statistical Account of Scotland built on the previous work carried out by Sir John Sinclair for the First Statistical Accounts by including the knowledge of local doctors and schoolmasters. The Second Statistical Accounts were published between 1834 and 1845.