the grimsay press

General View of the Agriculture of the County of Clydesdale
with Observations on the Means of its Improvement drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement.
Click to enlarge >> 
By Naismith, John
ISBN 0902664441
SERIES Agriculture in Recent Scottish History
Paperback  c 276 pages
Subject [British History, c 1700 to c 1800 ] [Social & cultural history ] [Rural communities ] [Rural planning ] [Agriculture and Farming ] [Lanarkshire ]
Published 29th August 2003
UK Price £25.00   Order from
US Price $40.00   Order from

Originally published in 1806. The General Views of the Agriculture of the Counties of Scotland were an effective companion to the First Statistical Account. Although detailed accounts of individual parishes are not included, the attention to detail provided gives a revealing portrait of the day-to-day circumstances of the substantial rural population at the end of the eighteenth century. Far more informative than the Statistical Account in terms of the reality of life. Contents normally include chapters on geographical background, the State of property, Buildings, Mode of Occupation, Implements, Enclosures, Arable Land, Grass, Gardens, Woods, Livestock, the Rural economy, Political Economy, and obstacles to improvement.

View the Table of Contents
© The Grimsay Press, an imprint of Zeticula Ltd., Unit 13, 196 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AT, Scotland