Kathleen Lyle

Afore the Highlands: The Jacobites in Perth (1715–16) by Kathleen Lyle (Perth: Tippermuir Books), £9.99.

During the Jacobite rising of 1715–16, Perth was at a focal point of British and European history. Although this part of the city’s past has been largely forgotten, much information about the rising and its aftermath is to be found in the local archives and in rare 18th and 19th-century publications. Afore the Highlands uses information from this wide range of sources to illuminate details of the Jacobite occupation of Perth and other aspects of the 1715 rising.

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