The Mariners of the Lothians, 1600-1800


Until the rise of transatlantic trade and the Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth century the Lothian ports of Leith and Bo'ness played the leading role in Scotland’s coastal and overseas commerce. During the seventeenth century Leith maintained its traditional position of being Scotland’s single most important port as far as trade was concerned. Ships, both Scottish and foreign, would sail from Leith to destinations as diverse as the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Guinea. This booklet, based on research in mainly primary source material, attempts to identify many of the skippers and crews from the Lothians of the seventeenth century.

David Dobson 

(1993, 1995), 1998, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 97 pp.

ISBN: 1888265345