Agriculture and Wildlife
Over the years we have added information on Scottish wild life and plants and so this page is to provide you with links to these resources on Electric Scotland. We’ve also provided considerable information on Agriculture in Scotland and that has it’s own section which you can get to below.
A section about Scottish Agriculture
- Plant Life in the Scottish Highlands
By Alexander Edward Holden
- Flora Scotica
A description of Scottish Plants.
An article about Heather
An article about the Thistle
- Highland Cattle
An article about Highland Cattle
- The Moor and The Loch
A book by John Colquhoun (1841) about hunting, fishing and shooting in Scotland
- Botany in Stirlingshire
A chapter about botany in Stirlingshire in Central Scotland
- The Harvest of the Sea
A book including sketches of Fisheries & Fisher Folk by James G. Bertram (1873)
- Plants and Shrubs
Description and uses. (pdf file)
- Celtic Dyes
An article from the Celtic Magazine
- Highland Remides
Taken from the Celtic Magazine
- Wild Life in the West Highlands
A book by Charles Henry Alston with illustrations by A. Scott Rankin (1912)
- Sketches of the Wild Sports & Natural History of the Highlands
A book by Charles St. John (1878)
- Autumnal Rambles Among The Scottish Mountains
A book by the Rev. Thomas Grierson, A.M. 1851
- Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland
Articles from various volumes of this publication in the last half of the 19th century. to which we’ve added some additional information on general farming both at home and abroad.
- Forest to Be Restored to Scottish Highlands
An article about how for the first time in 2,000 years, Scots pine, alder, birch, hazel, holly, and mountain ash are set to reclaim a large swath of the Scottish Highlands.
- Scottish Animals and Pets
Where we have a small collection of information
- Nature Lore of the Orkneys
This is from The Orkney Book where they have a section on Nature Lore.
- From Fox’s Earth to Mountain Tarn
Days among the wild animals of Scotland by J. H. Crawford (1907)
- From the Scots Weekend
A review of nature in Scotland.
- The Book of the Garden
By Charles M’Intosh (1853) Volume 1 | Volume 2
A selection of articles on Gardening
- The Remarkable Botanist Physicians
Natural Science in the Age of Empire by Ron McEwen
- Field and Fern
Or Scottish Flocks and Herds by H. H. Dixon (1865)
- Twenty-Six Years Reminiscences of the Scotch Grouse Moors
By W. A. Adams (1889) (pdf)
- The Birds of the West of Scotland
Including the Outer Bebrides with occasionl Records of the Occurrence of the Rarer Species throughout Scotland by Robert Gray (1871) (pdf)
- History of the Berwickshire Naturalists Club
Instituted September 22, 1831 (pdf)
- From the Scottish Gazetteer
- Scottish Wildcats
There are now some 400 wildcats left in the wild and here you’ll learn more about them.
- The Eriskay Pony
A wee bit of background on this breed.
- The Annals of Scottish Natural History
A quarterly magazine with which is incorporated “The Scottish Naturalist”
- The Scottish Naturalist
A Magazine of Scottish Natural History
- A Bushel of Corn (pdf)
By A Stephan Wilson (Note: In Volume 3 of The Annals of Scottish Natural History there is an obituary of this author.
- Edible Wild Plants of Scotland
From The Scottish Naturalist
- Plant Lore, Legends and Lyrics
By Richard Folkard (1892)
Steve Backshall looks at the Scottish Highlands, home to some of the most iconic wildlife in the British Isles. The two contrasting landscapes of open moor and Caledonian forest are both crucially important to their wild inhabitants and yet the history of the Highlands show that they shouldn’t exist side by side. Steve guides us through the landscape and reveals the surprising part that humans have to play in allowing both habitats to thrive, thereby keeping this corner of the British Isles wild.
- National Botanic Gardens of Scotland
This is where you can find a good database about the plants of Scotland
- Scottish Natural Heritage
Our task is to secure the conservation and enhancement of Scotland’s unique and precious natural heritage – the wildlife, the habitats and the landscapes which have evolved in Scotland through the long partnership between people and nature
- Scottish Wildlife Trust
With conservation at the heart of the organisation, we are committed to giving homes, a voice and access to wildlife.