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Professional Historical Research in Scotland

Scotch Thistle Research is a professional historical research service run by Sonia Baker, MA (Hons), PhD, in Scottish History.

Sonia offers a research service to clients who might range from a curious individual fascinated by a query on Scotland and the Scots, to researchers, academics and authors with a more professional interest in the subject. Scotch Thistle Research also serves organisations seeking insight into a particular facet of Scottish social history.

Inverary Castle, Scotland. Historical research with Scotch Thistle Research. Auchendrain Township, Scotland. Historical research with Scotch Thistle Research.
Inveraray Castle's owner, the Duke of Argyll, dwelt in grandeur while other Scots, including the Duke's own tenantry at nearby Auchindrain Township, lived rather more modestly.

‘My particular skill is to weave together information garnered from a wide variety of sources.’

Projects of all sizes can be undertaken — from the locating and transcribing of a single document held within a Scottish archival collection to designing, organising and completing an entire project.

If the material exists, then Scotch Thistle Research will find it — Scotch Thistle Research is expert at finding evidence as Sonia Baker is exceptionally good at locating, collating and analysing scattered historical research clues.

Need your research written up? Scotch Thistle Research will present your findings in lucid and engaging text, specifically targeting your chosen audience.

Read more about the Services on offer. Sonia Baker has 17 years' experience locating and interpreting archival material on a range of topics; read About Sonia and her track record.

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Sonia Baker is a member of the The Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives.

Still searching for that needle in the haystack?   Try Scotch Thistle Research!

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