500 AD to 1999, with brief explanatory notes.
C.M.Flett, 2004; (revised 2006).
"On the whole, I must say, I think the time we spent there was six week of the densest happiness I have met with
in any part of my life, and the agreeable and instructive society we found there in such plenty has left so pleasing
an impression on my memory that did not strong connections draw me elsewhere, I believe Scotland would be the
country I should choose to spend the remainder of my days in". Benjamin Franklin, 1759.
"This solitude, the romance and wild loveliness of every thing here, the absence of hotels and beggars, the independant
simple people, who all speak Gaelic here, all make beloved Scotland the proudest, finest country in the world".
"Our Life in the Highlands", Queen Victoria's Diary,1869