About Old Scottish Customs: Local and General
Every country has history and heritage, and a large part of that heritage is in the customs and traditions of the past. Old Scottish Customs was originally published in 1885 by E.J. Guthrie, the culmination of fifteen years of study and travels during which she collected stories and reports of old Scottish customs and traditions that either had fallen out of fashion or were becoming obsolete.
This modern reproduction presents the original material from 1885, offering a fascinating insight into the heritage of Scotland. It touches on religion, family life, birth and death, weddings and festivities, and all other aspects of life. The book belongs on the shelf of anyone with an interest in the history of the Scottish people and how they would have lived their lives.
In the fast-paced modern world, where everything is available quickly and at the push of a button, where we can travel large distances very quickly and where information can travel even larger distances even more swiftly, it is worth reflecting on why some of these old customs developed, why they manifested the way they did, and why there was a need for such customs in local communities.
Keith Farrell is one of the senior instructors for the Academy of Historical Arts, based in Scotland. He teaches HEMA professionally, often at international events, and has an interest in coaching instructors to become better teachers. He has authored Scottish Broadsword and British Singlestick and the AHA German Longsword Study Guide, and is one of the regular contributors to the Encased in Steel online blog. He has been a member of HEMAC since 2011.
- Original Author: E.J. Guthrie
- Reproduction Editor: Keith Farrell
- Reproduction Publisher: Fallen Rook Publishing
- Date of Publication: 23rd July 2019
- ISBN: 978-0-9934216-8-6
- Binding: Perfect-Bound Paperback
- Pages: 163
- Height: 21 cm
- Width: 14.8 cm
- Language: English
Table of Contents
- Old Scottish Customs: Local and Genuine
Cite this Book
Guthrie, E.J.; Keith Farrell (ed.). Old Scottish Customs: Local and General. Glasgow: Fallen Rook Publishing, July 2019. ISBN 978-0-9934216-8-6.
Keith Farrell teaches HEMA professionally, often at international events (why not hire me to teach at your event?), and has an interest in coaching instructors to become better teachers. I teach regularly at Liverpool HEMA, and help behind the scenes with running HEMA in Glasgow at the Vanguard Centre.