Recollections of an Argyllshire Drover  & Other West Highland Chronicles (Hardback)

Recollections of an Argyllshire Drover & Other West Highland Chronicles (Hardback)


  • Author(s): Eric R. Cregeen Edited by Margaret Bennett
  • Publisher: John Donald Publishers & Birlinn 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-85976-575-X


This Collection of papers, brought together and edited by Dr. Margaret Bennett, will be  welcomed by a vast range of readers, especially those wi share Eric Cregeen's enthusiasm fro 'approcahing the history of the Highlands with a mind laret to the claims of oral tradition'.

Eric Cregeen, generous friend and valued colleague, was a pioneer of the history, anthropology and folklore of Gaelic-speaking Scotland. This welcome collection testifies to his achievement and enduring legacy. Prof. Ted Cowan, University of Glasgow.

Eric Cregeen had the unusual gifts of knowing how to value both archival materials and living tradition bearers and how to work effectively with both. As a historian he was invariably insightful.  As a colleague he was consistently generous.  His early death was a profound loss in both scholarly and human terms. His work is so stellar that it ought never to be forgotten. Quite apart from that, Eric was simply one of the finest men I've ever encountered in the academic world and would deserve to be remembered on that account alone. Prof. Nancy Dorian.


“Recollections of an Argyllshire Drover” & Other West Highland Chronicles by Eric R. Cregeen


1. Editorial

2. Extra-Mural Classes in the West Highlands

3. Illustrated Extra-Mural Lecture

4. Recollections of an Argyllshire Drover

5. Flailing in Argyll

6. The Tacksmen and their successors: a study of tenurial reorganisation in Mull, Morven and Tiree in the early 18th century

7. Oral Sources for The Social History of the Scottish Highlands and Islands

8. Oral Tradition and Agrarian History in the West Highlands.

9. Donald Sinclair: Oral Tradition of Tiree

10. Donald Morrison: Oral Tradition of Mull

11. Tiree Bards and their Bardachd

12. Oral Tradition and History in a Hebridean Island

13. Tradition and Change in the West Highlands of Scotland

14. Bibliography of Eric R. Cregeen’s published works

Reference: The Growth of Oral History Movement in Scotland: The Life and Legacy of Eric Cregeen by Margaret Bennett.
Oral History, vol 37 No 1(2009), pp43-51.

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