TUESDAY 12th March 2024

While there are many books that have elements of Dingwall's long and exciting history--see the listing elesewhere on this website--Norman Macrae's Romance of a Royal Burgh is the only attempt so far to gather the stories together. It was a hundred years old last year!

The chapters cover the earlier centuries of Pictish and Norse domination and lead into the Scots. The Earls of Ross had their castle here, fragments still stand. Battles were fought in the area or because of our power base: Battle of Dingwall, the Park, even Bluidy Harlaw.

Count the centres of faith in the town to know that the ecclesiastical history of the country has Dingwall prominent in the big picture 

Before 12th March read a section of the book, the three short chapters from the Dingwall's Royal Charters to Clan Feuds. And on the day come together in the Library to discuss what we’ve read.

The Library has several reference copies you can read on site.

Each meeting we’ll read a section of the book before we come together in the Library to discuss what we’ve read. 

The Library has several copies of the book to read on site beforehand. Or you can email enquiries@dingwallmuseum.co.uk asking either for a digital pdf or a printed paper copy to read in advance.

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