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Wanderings with a Camera in Scotland

The Photography of Erskine Beveridge

Erskine Beveridge (1851-1920) was the owner of a Dunfermline based company specialising in the production of fine table and bed linen, with an active interest and enthusiasm for archaeology and history. He undertook archaeological excavations in North Uist, carried out detailed surveys of graveyard monuments in Fife, compiled A Bibliography of Dunfermline and West Fife, published volumes on Coll and Tiree, and North Uist, and studied place names and folklore.

A keen amateur photographer, Beveridge took many photographs throughout his travels, from black houses in the Western Isles and Highland crofts in the shadow of Ben Nevis to remote castles in Argyll and harbour views in Fife. The full collection is held by RCAHMS and contains some 750 of his original glass plate negatives, which were saved from destruction in a mill building in the 1960s.

This lavishly illustrated volume highlights a selection of the finest photographs taken by Beveridge between 1880 and 1919. With a biographical introduction by RCAHMS Head of Collections, Lesley Ferguson, Wanderings with a Camera in Scotland illustrates one of the nation’s most remarkable photographic collections.

"Captivating images" Press and Journal, Book of the Week

"A wealth of fine black and white images showing rural Scotland on the brink of social and economic change" Country Life

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Lesley Ferguson
Black and white, Hardback
Date of publication
8 June 2009
216mm x 279mm