Sites about Scotland I use:
BBC Scotland’s History
Electric Scotland    
HER Highland Council
Highland Council
National Archives of Scotland
National Galleries of Scotland
National Library of Scotland
RCAHMS Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Scottish Archive Network
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791 – 1845
Web Historian


  1. What a wonderful site you have may I be put on the list of people who receive updated messages from you?

    1. Hi Janine, sorry for delay in replying to you. I have been paying too much attention to the new blogs in my head! I am not that clever at notifications on Blogger but can you go to the reading list your blog and Add Blog then add Grey Hens Well - that works for me on various blogs I follow. Thank you so much for your generous comments. Regards

  2. Great Blog, I think we must have some family connections. My Sinclair's were from Achavar farm. Married a lot to Sutherland's. Would love to email and discuss further. Jen Coster

  3. Hi Jen, Thanks for your comments. Most interesting about your cnnections with Achavar. Did you read my blog - Idiotic from Birth Part A where I am trying to figure out if Torrovaich Hospital, and the Newlands Old School, and Achavar are all the same place?
    If you send me an email to I will be pleased to work out if we have any connections and tell you a bit more about myself. Regards Farr McLeod

    1. Hi Farr, Sorry I missed your reply. I have sent an email so hope you got that ok. Kind Regards Jen