Ingliston, Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland Archives

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Library archives of the RHASS (Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland) in Ingliston, near the city of Edinburgh. Its collections are kept in Ingliston House and contain various books, letters, minutes and other historical documents and artefacts relating to the history of the Society (est. in 1784 as the Scottish Highland Society). The Ingliston Papers include Gaelic manuscripts and correspondence relating to the compilation of a Gaelic dictionary.

See also: Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland
Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Originally the Highland Society of Scotland, a Scottish society founded in Edinburgh in 1784 to further the economy and living conditions of the Highlands and the Scottish islands as well as the preservation of Highland culture and traditions. Its current name was adopted in 1834, when its focus had shifted towards agricultural activities.

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