Farming and the Land: Scottish Life and Society v. 2: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology (Scottish Ethnology 2) (Scottish Life and Society a Compendium of Scottish Ethnolog) (Hardcover) by Fenton Alexander Veitch Kenneth
An interest in rural life and culture has long been a feature of ethnology in Scotland. This multi-author volume explores a variety of topics on the broad theme of farming and the land. The 43 chapters are divided into ten thematic sections: the environmental setting; settlement society and landscape; crops and livestock; buildings; the workforce; types of land use; tools techniques and processes; industry engineering communications and trade; writing museums education and research; and culture and community. Some chapters look at developments within broad ethnological eras while others focus on particular aspects of a theme. The geographical and chronological coverage of the volume is wide from the Northern Isles to the South-West the eastern Lowlands to the western Highlands and across the centuries from the medieval period to the twenty-first century.