Eventually, on Friday, June 28, 1633, Tarbert-shire was amalgamated with the shire of Argyll - The last Tarbert-shire M.P., elected in September 1628, was Sir Lachlan M’Lean of Morvern. Tarbert’s famous fair appears in records at least as early as 1705. The first documents in these pages were uploaded at the end of January 2008 and in thefirst eight months of these various papers, lists and indexes going online, nearly 80,000"hits" were recorded on the document archives here and on various 'sub-listings' onscribd.com and, though there are no 'hit-counters' on the other related websites linkedhere, a 'proportionately similar number' of people may too have accessed their pages.
Scotland's very first road atlas, the original 1776 plates, first published in the yearof The American Revolution and coloured up and published, as here in 1792, theyear of The French Revolution.
The original, uncoloured, strip map of the road between Lochgilphead andCampbeltown, the map drawn 'Chinese style' with Campbeltown at the top andnotes about the old Kintyre Mail Routes and Droving Routes added.
The first ever map of the road from Greenock to Fairlie which traced its way downthe Spango Valley and then, via the old 'high roads' through Largs and on to Fairlie.
Priced at 12 shillings, George Taylor and Andrew Skinner's 1776-published "Surveyand Maps of The Roads of North Britain, or Scotland" was essentially Scotland's first'road atlas' - The maps h...
In October 1798, some French ships, sent to support an Irish uprising, came close inshoreto Kintyre, the crew of one ship landing to kill a few sheep for fresh meat - In a state of great alarm, a rider was despatched to Inveraray to bring troops to defend Kintyre from'invasion'.
In September 2009, art expert James Knox, a trustee of The National Galleries of Scotland,beat two English based dealers at auction and paid £7,500 for eight of the original fortyshields
Written just 40 years after the appearance of Henry Bell's "Comet", the first successfulseagoing steamship, this important manual covers everything necessary to know about thecontruction and operation.