The Statistical Accounts of Scotland

This morning I had a meeting with The Statistical Accounts of Scotland. Glow users have full access to this site,

Just go to the link, and choose to log in via the UK federation. Choose Glow Scotland from the drop down list and press select. Then the screen will prompt you to enter your Glow username and password. You will then be able to access the accounts.

The two Statistical Accounts of Scotland, covering the 1790s and the 1830s, are among the best contemporary reports of life during the agricultural and industrial revolutions in Europe. Learn more about the area in which you or your ancestors have lived, or use this key source to study the emergence of the modern British State and the economic and social impact of the world’s first industrial nation.

Based largely on information supplied by each parish church minister, the original (first) Statistical Account and the New (second) Statistical Account provide a rich record of a wide variety of topics: wealth, class and poverty; climate, agriculture, fishing and wildlife; population, schools, and the moral health of the people.

To find out how to use the resource click here.

You can also like The Statistical Accounts of Scotland on Facebook by clicking here or follow them on Twitter @statacc.

If you are using this resource with your pupils or are interested in using the resource, it would be great to hear from you! Please leave a comment on this blog post.