'Journey in Scotland, with sketches of some picturesque ruins in that interesting country', being an account of a tour made by James Bailey, Otley, Yorkshire, from July to September 1787. Edit




  • 1787. (Creation)


  • 2 Volumes (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1945.

  • Custodial History

    The papers were bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Scope and Contents

    The writer set out to follow the route taken by Dr Johnson and to write a similar narrative to his ‘Journey to the Western Islands’. He describes the country and its people, noting particularly what is strange to an Englishman, relates his personal experiences, and tells many historical anecdotes and legends, some of which he declares to be new to him. To judge from the reception given him in various towns, he seems to have been a person of some consequence.

  • Bibliography

    Johnson, Samuel. 'Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland’ (London, 1775).