Category Archives: Books & Reviews

There’s such a mass of literature on antiquarian remains these days and sorting out the wheat from the chaff can be an arduous process. How do we know (unless we’ve been studying for years) which books are worthwhile, and which are plain stupid? Tis a troublesome arena indeed! Then of course we have our own particular approach and emphasis to studying a given site, as there are various subject-matters relating to them: archaeology, anthropology, psychology, religious history, astronomy, architectural, bibliographic, aesthetic, artistic, etc. This section covers the different approaches with asterisks highlighting them as good (*) or excellent (**) works.

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Ancient & Holy Wells of Edinburgh

Ancient & Holy Wells of Edinburgh by Paul Bennett Northern Antiquarian: Alva 2017.  Kindle edition – 123 pages.  Price – £3.99 This is the first detailed guide ever written on the holy wells and healing springs in and around the … Continue reading

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