Scottish Customs: From the Cradle to the Grave

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Polygon, 1992 - Social Science - 298 pages
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In 'Scottish Customs', selected texts along with material from recorded interviews with tradition bearers give a detailed picture of a social behaviour over four centuries in Scotland.

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This is a brilliant book for dipping in and out of, full not only of traditions and customs, but with explanations of their origins, and their many regional variations. I can't say it's the type of ... Read full review


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About the author (1992)

Margaret Bennett is a folklorist, writer, singer and broadcaster who comes from a family of tradition bearers, Gaelic on her mother's side (from Skye) and Lowland Scots on her father's. From 1984 to 1996 she lectured at The University of Edinburgh's School of Scottish Studies and now teaches part-time at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Based in Perthshire, she is a Trustee of 'Grace Notes Scotland', a Scottish Charity dedicated to handing on tradition.

Collaborator Doris Rougvie, whose drawings illustrate the book, is a singer, artist and long-time friend of both Nell and Margaret. Originally from Perthshire, she has a life-long interest in local history and folk song.

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