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Scotch Thistle Research: contact and charges

Enquiries are welcomed from anyone seeking assistance on information on topics relating to Scottish social history.

Glen Coe, the hidden valley, Scotland. Historical research with Scotch Thistle Research.
The Scottish Highlands may now seem deserted but their rich history resonates still: the Hidden Valley, high above Glen Coe, is supposedly where the MacDonalds hid the cattle they rustled from the Campbells. This valley, and the surrounding hills, cling tangibly to the region's memories, most notably the Glen Coe Massacre of 13 February 1692.

‘We will help you identify the historical records that will be the most useful for your own research.’


By phone: 01368 863955
By email:
By letter: Sonia Baker, 41 Kirk Park, Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1BJ

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There is no charge for a brief email response to initial enquiries, to which I endeavour to respond by email as soon as possible. Thereafter the charge will be 25 an hour plus expenses (which include such as travel to research material held outwith Edinburgh, the cost of reproduction of documents etc.).

Please state the nature of your enquiry as fully as possible and, if you wish, you might place a limit on your expenditure on the research. Please intimate if there is any timescale on your enquiry; this will enable me to respond honestly and accurately to your request. Once the research is accepted, I will always keep you regularly informed by email on progress.

Wordle for Scotch Thistle Research: historical research in Scotland, archival searches, oral history in East Lothian, on-location library searches.

Payment is on completion of any work commissioned, unless the work is of a scale that requires it to be broken into segments; any such arrangement will be by mutual agreement in writing prior to the commencement of work.

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We undertake archival research projects of all sizes

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