Random Scottish History

is creating An Online Searchable Archive of Scottish History

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patrons
My name's Jenny, I'm in my mid-thirties, from Glasgow and I'm your friendly local (as everything online has become) Scottish historian.

The idea is to take John F. Campbell's saved Gaelic tales and republish them, illustrated by deviantart.com/phooney. To that end I started obtaining the books quoted from by Mr. Campbell in his fully comprehensive introduction to 'Popular Tales of the West Highlands'. Thus began the 'Library' that's formed the basis for both the FB page & it's offshoot RandomScottishHistory.com (RSH.scot).

My aim is to combat the dearth of knowledge Scots have of their own country's history. Being taught history in school with a British bias means we all know about Henry VIII and his wives, but how many know who was on the Scottish throne at the same time? We all know about Elizabeth's defeat of the Spanish Armada, yet how many know the Spanish asked Scotland to aid them? The fire of London in 1666 was apparently something we should know yet were any of us let in on Edinburgh's more recent fire of 1824?

The goal is to upload as much of my collection of pre-1900 publications as quickly as possible so the information's there and searchable, complete with all illustrations, for whoever's interested. For those books without illustrations we have an exceptional portrait artist, Alex (https://www.deviantart.com/phooney), on staff to help illustrate events and some of the better-known participants. His name, wherever it appears on the site, links to his DeviantArt profile. As it's for everyone I've made sure it carries no political or religious affiliation.

The book of Gaelic tales will be a super-restricted publication [151 copies max], for Patrons only, with illustrations not available anywhere outside of the hard-copy publication. I initially wanted to just publish a few copies for friends/relatives with a single copy of the Gory edition for myself. After the positive reception for the website and talking with folk over the last couple of years about the project, I found it would be a more popular publication than I had initially thought. That's what encouraged me to start my quest for interested patrons. I also decided to offer the Gory edition as an option for 3rd tier patrons because I know some of you are of the same mind as myself 😉

For Posts in order of Most Recent - https://randomscottishhistory.com/book-list/
For Site Updates - https://randomscottishhistory.com/2018/08/03/upda...
Tiers
Burgesses
$5 or more per month
Entitles you to a Pen and our Thanks.  Also the option of English/Gaelic copy of the folklore compilation with  child-friendly illustrations once published.
Taoiseachs
$7.50 or more per month
Entitles you to a Pen, Keyring Light, and our Thanks.  Also the option of English/Gaelic copy of the folklore compilation with child-friendly illustrations once published with the choice of 3 child-friendly prints.
Mormaers
$10 or more per month
Entitles you to a Pen, Keyring Light, Bookmark, and our Thanks. Also the option of English/Gaelic copy of the folklore compilation with the option of either child-friendly or more adult gory illustrations once published with the choice of 3 child-friendly/gory prints.
Goals
9 of 150 patrons
John F. Campbell, of Islay, collected West Highland oral folklore in 1859-60, thereby saving them. The stories had to come from illiterate and Gaelic-only speakers to ensure the purity of the oral tradition as passed down through generations.

The goal is to republish these stories. The originals weren't illustrated but Random Scottish History has a superb portrait artist ready and willing to fully illustrate the resulting stories.

There will be 2 editions of the compilation, one in English, and the other in the original Gaelic. Pictures will be as you might expect from a well-drawn book of fairytales. There will, however, be the option of a more adult edition published with more gory pictures, as the stories aren't your standard contemporary Disney fairytales. This will be a far more restricted publication reserved as an option for tier 3 patrons..
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My name's Jenny, I'm in my mid-thirties, from Glasgow and I'm your friendly local (as everything online has become) Scottish historian.

The idea is to take John F. Campbell's saved Gaelic tales and republish them, illustrated by deviantart.com/phooney. To that end I started obtaining the books quoted from by Mr. Campbell in his fully comprehensive introduction to 'Popular Tales of the West Highlands'. Thus began the 'Library' that's formed the basis for both the FB page & it's offshoot RandomScottishHistory.com (RSH.scot).

My aim is to combat the dearth of knowledge Scots have of their own country's history. Being taught history in school with a British bias means we all know about Henry VIII and his wives, but how many know who was on the Scottish throne at the same time? We all know about Elizabeth's defeat of the Spanish Armada, yet how many know the Spanish asked Scotland to aid them? The fire of London in 1666 was apparently something we should know yet were any of us let in on Edinburgh's more recent fire of 1824?

The goal is to upload as much of my collection of pre-1900 publications as quickly as possible so the information's there and searchable, complete with all illustrations, for whoever's interested. For those books without illustrations we have an exceptional portrait artist, Alex (https://www.deviantart.com/phooney), on staff to help illustrate events and some of the better-known participants. His name, wherever it appears on the site, links to his DeviantArt profile. As it's for everyone I've made sure it carries no political or religious affiliation.

The book of Gaelic tales will be a super-restricted publication [151 copies max], for Patrons only, with illustrations not available anywhere outside of the hard-copy publication. I initially wanted to just publish a few copies for friends/relatives with a single copy of the Gory edition for myself. After the positive reception for the website and talking with folk over the last couple of years about the project, I found it would be a more popular publication than I had initially thought. That's what encouraged me to start my quest for interested patrons. I also decided to offer the Gory edition as an option for 3rd tier patrons because I know some of you are of the same mind as myself 😉

For Posts in order of Most Recent - https://randomscottishhistory.com/book-list/
For Site Updates - https://randomscottishhistory.com/2018/08/03/upda...

Recent posts by Random Scottish History

Tiers
Burgesses
$5 or more per month
Entitles you to a Pen and our Thanks.  Also the option of English/Gaelic copy of the folklore compilation with  child-friendly illustrations once published.
Taoiseachs
$7.50 or more per month
Entitles you to a Pen, Keyring Light, and our Thanks.  Also the option of English/Gaelic copy of the folklore compilation with child-friendly illustrations once published with the choice of 3 child-friendly prints.
Mormaers
$10 or more per month
Entitles you to a Pen, Keyring Light, Bookmark, and our Thanks. Also the option of English/Gaelic copy of the folklore compilation with the option of either child-friendly or more adult gory illustrations once published with the choice of 3 child-friendly/gory prints.