Selective list of papers and articles
Click for larger image. Leckie Bridge, west of Gargunnock, was built as part of a major late 17th century programme of road improvements (see below for John's work on roads and bridges).
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This is a selective list of John Harrison’s published papers and shows something of the range of material. Some of the earlier material has been superseded by later work. Many of the papers here concern the history of Stirling and the Stirling area since the sixteenth century. But almost all will have a wider relevance and many are now cited in more general books.
Papers are listed under the titles of the journals in which they have appeared.
Landscape History is the journal of the Society for Landscape Studies http://www.landscapestudies.com/index_files/LandscapeHistory.htm
Harrison, J.G., 2008/9. ‘East Flanders Moss, Perthshire, a documentary study’, Landscape History, 30, 5-19.
PSAS or Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (some of the earlier ones can be downloaded from the website http://www.socantscot.org/).
Gallagher D.B. & Harrison, J.G., 1995, ‘Tobacco Pipemakers in 17th-century Stirling’, PSAS, 125, 1131-1142.
Harrison, J.G., 2002, ‘The Pottery at Throsk, Stirlingshire c 1600 – c 1800’, PSAS, 132, 459-473.
Harrison, J.G., 2005, ‘Improving the roads and bridges of the Stirling area c 1660-1706’ PSAS, 135,287-307.
Harrison J.G., & Tipping, R., 2007. ‘Early historic settlement on the western carselands of the Forth Valley; a reappraisal’, PSAS, 137, 461-470.
Ewart, G, Gallagher,D and Harrison, J. 2010. ‘Argyll’s Lodging, Stirling: recent archaeological excavations and historical analysis’, PSAS, 140, 179-206.
Scottish Economic and Social History is the journal of the Economic and Social History Society of Scotland http://www.eshss.co.uk/
Harrison,J.G., 1998. ‘Women and the Branks in Stirling, c.1600 to c.1730’, Scottish Economic and Social History, 18(2),114-131. See also
The Forth Naturalist and Historian publishes material on history, archaeology, wildlife and other aspects of the Forth Valley and Stirling area. Some of the papers can be downloaded from the website http://www.fnh.stir.ac.uk/journal/back_issues/index.php
Harrison, J.G., 1985. ‘Fisher Row; Planned Housing and the Declining Fishing Industry in late 17th Century Stirling’, Forth Naturalist and Historian, 9, 113-124.
Harrison J.G., 1986. ‘The Hearth Tax and the Population of Stirling in 1691’, Forth Naturalist and Historian 10, 88-109.
Harrison J.G., 1990. ‘Some Early Gravestones in the Holy Rude Kirkyard, Stirling’, Forth Naturalist and Historian 13, 79-96.
John G Harrison, 1993. ‘Lime Supply in the Stirling Area from the 14th to the 18th Centuries' Forth Naturalist and Historian 16, 82-89.
Harrison J.G., 1997. ‘Between Carron and Avon: The Grangemouth Area since 1600’ Forth Naturalist and Historian, 20, 71-91.
Harrison J.G., 1997.’ Stirling Old Bridge: a 16th century Reformation’, Note in Forth Naturalist and Historian 20, 118.
J. G. Harrison, 1999. ‘The Torwood and the Wallace Oak; Some Early Records’, Forth Naturalist and Historian 22 93-96.
Harrison, J.G., 2003, ‘Heavy Metal Mines in the Ochils; Chronology and Context’, Forth Naturalist and Historian, 26, 105-118.
Harrison, J.G., 2005. ‘Water-borne transport on the upper Forth and its Tributaries', Forth Naturalist and Historian, 28, 105-109.
Harrison, J.G., 2006. ‘Coxet Hill and the New Park of Stirling’ Forth Naturalist and Historian, 29, 29-33.
Harrison, J.G., 2007. ‘The Royal Court and the Community of Stirling to 1603,’ Forth Naturalist and Historian, 30, 29-49.
Harrison, J.G., 2010. ‘The Kirkyard and Cemeteries beside Stirling Castle’, Forth Naturalist and Historian, 33, 49-59.
Harrison, J.G., 2011. ‘Stirling Castle, The Army And The Town c. 1640-c. 1900’, Forth Naturalist and Historian, 34, 129-143.
Harrison, J.G., 2013. 'Gardens and Gardeners in Early-Modern Stirling', Forth Naturalist and Historian, 36, 103-116.
Harrison, J.G., 2018. The Stirliing Field and Archaeological Society, Forth Naturalist and Historian, 42, 100-117 [note that, as a consequence of an error in the binding, the references continue on pages 117/1- 117/4]
Harrison, J.G., 2020. The Western Ochils c. 1450-2000. Forth Naturalist and Historian, 43, 115-131.
Architectural Heritage is the journal of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland http://www.ahss.org.uk/
Harrison, J.G., 1994. The Toun's New House: An Early Georgian Development in Stirling, in, Architectural Heritage V, 21-28.
Harrison, J.G., 1998. Wooden-fronted Houses and Forestairs in Early Modern Scotland, in, Architectural Heritage IX, 71-83.
ROSC (Review of Scottish Culture) ‘focuses primarily on the ethnology and cultural, economic and social history of Scotland from the earliest times to the present day’ and is published by Edinburgh University Press http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/literatures-languages-cultures/celtic-scottish-studies/research-publications/research/eerc/review-scots-culture
Harrison, J.G., 1999. Public Hygiene and Drainage in Stirling and other Early Modern Scottish Towns, Review of Scottish Culture 11, 67-77.
Harrison, J.G., 2013, ‘Houses in Early Modern Stirling; Some Documentary Evidence’ Review of Scottish Culture, volume 25, 42-59.
Harrison, J.G. 2016. Eel Fisheries in Scotland, c. 1400-c.1900, Review of Scottish Culture, volume 28, 43-59.
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Research into the history of Flanders Moss helps modern managers maintain its rich bidoversity (see below for research results).Click for larger image.
Vernacular Building is the Journal of the Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group http://www.svbwg.org.uk/index2.html
Harrison, J.G.,1988. ‘Fisher Row; an investigation of a seventeenth century building project from accounts’, Vernacular Building, 12, 26-32.
Harrison, J.G., 1994. ‘Wooden huts and shelters in 17th century Stirling with an early example of a hangin lum’, Vernacular Building 18, 2-6.
Harrison, J.G., 1996. ‘Mudstone slates in early modern Stirling’, Vernacular Building 20, 56-60.
Harrison, J.G., 2010, ‘Building Cowane’s Hospital, Stirling, 1636-50’ Vernacular Building, 33,7-20 [with correction sheet in volume 34].
Harrison, J.G., 2014. 'Clay and the buildings of the Bannockburn estate in 1716' Vernacular Building 37, 73-86.
Harrison, J.G., 2019. 'Archival evidence and urban vernacular houses', Vernacular Building, 42, 7-18.
Scottish Local History is the journal of the Scottish Local History Forum www.slhf.org/
Harrison, J.G., ‘Building and re-building the urban scene in early modern Stirling’, Scottish Local History, 48 (Spring 2000), 13-16.
Harrison J.G.. ‘Duncan Roy Campbell and ‘The Watch’ in the Highlands’, Scottish Local History, Issue 74, Winter 2008, 17-24.
Harrison, J.G., 2009. ‘East Flanders Moss – some historical myths and some historical evidence’, Scottish Local History, issue 77, Winter 2009, 18-24.
Harrison, J.G., 2012. ‘The Last Wolf in Scotland’ Scottish Local History, Issue 82, 48.
Harrison, J.G., 2012. ‘Lowland Roads and Bridges; Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (to 1706)’ Scottish Local History, Issue 83, 38-43.
John G. Harrison, 2020. ‘The Drifty Days’: A Climate Crisis of 1673-4,, Scottish Local History, Issue 107, p. 11-16. This paper was jointly awarded the Birlinn Prize for 2020 and can now be downloaded as a free PDF here.
Scottish Archives is the journal of the Scottish Records Association http://www.scottishrecordsassociation.org/index.htm
Harrison, J.G., 2001. ‘'Policing' the Stirling Area, 1660-1706', Scottish Archives 7, 16-24
Harrison, J.G., 2006. ‘The Justices of the Peace for Stirlingshire, 1660-1706’ Scottish Archives, 12, 42-52.
Harrison, J.G., 2009. ‘”The Bread Book” and the Court and Household of Marie de Guise in 1549’, Scottish Archives, 15,29-41.
The Pleasaunce is the journal of Scotland's Garden and Landscape Heritage (www.sglh.org).
John G. Harrison, The Back Walk, Stirling. The Pleasaunce, February 2020, p. 29-36.
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Only isolated records were known of the use of the horrific branks to punish 'scolding' women. But the extensive Stirling records revealed dozens of uses and threats of use in the 17th century and allowed a profile of accusers and victims to be created.. This Scottish branks was exhibited in Glasgow in 1901.