’Tales of a Highland Parish’ – Rev. T. D. Miller, M.A.
‘Glenshee, Glen of the Fairies’ – Antony Mackenzie Smith. (available to purchase from the Kirkmichael Village Shop)
’Strathardle, Its History and Its People’ – A.G Reid. (available to purchase from the Kirkmichael Village Shop)
Myths and Legends
Sketches of the Early History, Legends and Traditions of Strathardle and its Glens by Charles Fergusson 1889
Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness 1888-1901
The Ghost o'Mause and Other Tales and Traditions of East Perthshire, Maurice Fleming, 1995, Mercat Press
A good place to start is with the Old and New Statistical Accounts. Reports were submitted for each Parish in Scotland by the local minister, and the records provide a fascinating insight into the lives, history and politics of the area at the time. Glenshee and Strathardle are covered by the Accounts of two parishes - Kirkmichael and Alyth, and you can access the relevant report by clicking on the relevant link below, then selecting "For non-subscribers Browse scanned pages"
There is the Scottish Archive Network – The Future of Scotland’s Past – www.scan.org.uk and the National archives of Scotland – www.nas.gov.uk and the National Register of Archives – www.nationalarchives.gov.uk.
There are sources in libraries such as the A K Library in Perth which also houses the Archives - www.pkc.gov.uk/library/archive.htm. and the library’s local history section – www.pkc.gov.uk/library/local studies.htm and there are keywords [Glenshee] 269 titles (many of which are postcards) and [Strathardle] 23 titles.
The Charter Room at Blair Castle holds a large collection of original documents and can be visited by arrangement with the archivist Jane Anderson. Contact Blair Castle to arrange for access 01796 481207 (Castle Office)
The majority of the documents from Kindrogan (Enochdhu) were transferred there.
There is a collection of books and maps at Kindrogan Scottish Field Studies Centre – contact 01250 870150 to arrange for access.
There are some original documents at Dirnanean Estate (Enochdhu) as well as a collection old photographs, some relating to Kindrogan and some to Dirnanean. Call 01250 881400 to arrange for access.The communities of Strathardle and Glenshee consist of a wide range of people, many of whom are interested in an even more diverse sphere of activity.
Documents and photographs are held by RCAHMS in Edinburgh – there is a complete aerial photographic survey of Scotland 1946 – John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh EH8 9NX
The Giant Ardle
Ardle’s Grave, Enochdhu see item 334 in North-East Perth - an archaeological landscape
Archaeology and pre-history
North-East Perth an archaeological landscape RCAHMS 1990
See John Prebble – The Highland Clearances – 1963 Penguin
Queen Victoria’s Scottish Diaries – John Kerr 1992 Lochar publishing
Queen Victoria’s Life in the Scottish Highlands depicted by watercolour artists – Delia Millar 1985 Philip Wilson Publishers
Queen Victoria’s Highland Journals – edited by David Duff 1980 Webb and Bower
On the trail of Queen Victoria in the Highlands – Ian R Mitchel – 2000 Luath Press
Kirks and religious buildings
See Minister’s Statistical Accounts such as c1800 by Rev Allan Stewart
Local Buildings and Sites
See listed buildings - Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust has the full list of Buildings of Architectural and Historic interest and the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes.
See John A Macdonald – Blairgowrie and Strathardle 1886 published facsimile by Leslie Johnson 1985
Whitefield Castle (Morcloich - big stone)
Whitefield Castle – 16c L stepped plan tower house
See North-East Perth an archaeological landscape – item 212
While not mentioned specifically The Scottish Chateau by Charles McKean – 2001 – Sutton Publishing gives a background to castles.
Political and Social
New Perspectives on the Politics and Culture of Early Modern Scotland - Dwyer, Mason and Murdoch 1980
Damn Rebel Bitches – The women of the ’45 – Maggie Craig, 1997 Mainstream Publishing
Sketch of the Life of Duncan Forbes -1857 – J Hastings printer.