Scalan News: Index of Titles
This index of titles is designed for the Scalan Trail website www.scalan.co.uk as an alternative to transferring all that has been published since the first issue of December 1990. Scalan News has appeared twice a year since then. It is now posted to some 650 addresses in Britain and overseas - homes to £5 a year Scalan Association members - in May and November.
ScN started small (short enough to read over breakfast . . . good enough to read at leisure) but within five years it had threatened to get out of hand at 25 pages. The magazine now has 21 pages of text, many illustrated by Ann Dean (along with borrowed items), and runs to about 9,000 words per issue.
For a while the editor Alasdair Roberts was also editing The Innes Review, the long-established and heavily academic journal of the Scottish Catholic Historical Association. Some ScN articles have aspired to be scholarship without notes - new historical ground has been broken - but the magazine is aimed at a general readership.
Light-hearted contributions have been mainly about Highland Banffshire. These were gathered into book form by the editor as Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet (main author Isobel Grant). Published by Birlinn Ltd., 10 Newington Road, EDINBURGH EH9 1QS in 1999, the book was reissued in 2002 at £6.99. Much of its charm comes from the artist whose drawings also brighten the pages of ScN. A first account of the areas Gaelic place-names features in a scholarly chapter by the late Stuart Mitchell, who also provided area maps.
There has been pressure to keep costs down while fund-raising to restore the Old College of Scalan in Glenlivet. ScN is therefore produced very cheaply, and formatting of pages includes the use of scissors and paste. The editor has learned something of the printers trade on an ink-heavy machine in Morar Station House, and he joins in packaging and posting sessions with local children who are paid in Smarties.
By no means all members of the Scalan Association are Catholics. Those who belong to other religious traditions or none have proved willing to accept the triumphalist overtones of John Geddess words (dropped then restored) on the cover. They are taken from a lecture on Scalan to staff and students of the Scots College in Spain. Later Bishop Geddes was recognised by Edinburghs leading citizens as a witness for religious toleration.
Much of the follow-up feel to ScN comes from readers letters which cover several pages, but indexing these would have been a step too far. Authors and dates have been omitted for the sake of brevity, with issue numbers the only guide to when an item appeared. Focused enquiries to email@example.com will be answered briefly if numerous, fully if likely to enrich the project - and 203 titles from 27 issues will be updated.
Alasdair Roberts, December 2003.
Abbé Paul MacPherson Glenlivet clergyman who twice rescued Scots College Rome. 5.
Achievement of Scalan, The closing passage of John Watts 1999 Scalan: the Forbidden College, 1716-1799. 20.
Alexander Geddes illustration plus 1984 article linked to 2002 Aberdeen University conference on poet-priest and biblical scholar. 25.
Also on Eskadale follow-up to St Marys Eskadale, comparing Lovat family worship in Beauly and Morar. 24.
Ann Lamb (1902-2001) grand old lady of Glenlivet whose chapter for Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet came from Stonehaven nursing-home. 22.
Aquahorthies 200 Years On Normile and Anne Baxter gave lunch to many two centuries after their home took over from Scalan. 19.
Archbishop of Glasgow from The Herald on Bishop Contis elevation, Veronica Gordon Smith post-Mantle of Scalan. 24.
Architectural Award 1995 ceremony in Edinburghs Assembly Hall, plaque awarded by Association for Preservation of Rural Scotland. 12.
Architectural Support Prof. Charles McKean of Dundee University on Scalan and Fochabers. 9.
Arnage and Douai Cheyne family of Arnage, near Ellon (Aberdeenshire), and Scots College Douai. 5.
At Pluscarden editor on monks as good listeners and briefly sharing their life. 21.
Battle of Glenlivet, 1594, The Argylls army defeated by Catholic Gordons, Hays, etc. 8.
Bill Grant obituary by Gordon McGillivray, Achnascraw, of Scalan committee member. 23.
Bishop Hay and the Leslies of Fetternear Hays links with Leslie family and move from Scalan to Aquhorthies. 16.
Bishop Hay at Aquhorthies extracts from Rev. J. F. S. Gordons 1874 Catholic Church in Scotland. 19.
Bishop Hay at Aquhorthies his death there in 1811 and burial on estate of Fetternear. 20.
Bishop Looks at His Diocese, The extracts from (Arch)Bishop Contis 2003 diary-book, linked to Bishop Kyle. 26.
Bishop Peter Moran Scalan News contributor new Bishop of Aberdeen, linked to Margaret Shaw of St Peters and the Blairs estate. 27.
Bishops Mass at Kings Bishop Conti at quincentennial Mass in Kings College Chapel, Aberdeen. 11.
Bishops Palace, Fetternear, The obituary of Nicholas Bogdan and importance of site. 25.
Blairs: A Journey of Faith Bill Harriss 2002 booklet with Dickens as banned author of his day. 25.
Blairs College extracts from Peter Gormans 2000 booklet, from sledging to nicknames. 26.
Blairs Museum, The ceremony reopening Blairs College museum in improved setting. 20.
Blairs Pyke, The Canon Peter Morans Blairs lore and nickname of college tailor. 23.
Blairs Reunion former pupils meet and reminisce, from Hugh Farmers 2001 article in The Universe. 22.
Book-Hunting: a Postscript follow-up to Fr Anthony Ross Lost Library at Chapeltown. 8.
Box-beds at Scalan argument against seminary being restored as 19th century farhhouse. 18.
Braes Bits and Pieces latest memoir from Isobel Grant post-publication Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet. 23.
Braes Chapel, 1897-1997, The centennial account of foundation of church at Chapeltown of Glenlivet. 13.
Braes Hall Birthday Party Isobel Grant of Crombie Cottage, Bochel Farm and London at 80. 11.
Builders Report Mike Taitt rescuing walls and opening up hidden half-storey. 6.
Buiternach Cemetery Tom Stuart, nine decades in Glenlivets Old Post Office, and his part in restoring Buidernach. 16.
Buiternach, The restored graveyard earlier than Chapeltown in Braes of Glenlivet. 9.
By Their Jerseys. . . knitted fishermens patterns linked to religious messages under persecution. 10.
Cardinal Winning at Scalan youthful visit with fellow-student (Rome) John Copland. 9.
Cardinal Winning at Scalan! his intention to attend 1995 Scalan Mass, plus Copland memories of Winning pères Scalan knee. 10.
Cardinal Winning at Scalan Coatbridge pilgrims faces set like flint at Scalan Mass. 11.
Catholic Church in Scotland: 1560-1829, The clergy-focused overview by Scalan Association Secretary. 12.
Catholics of the Enzie: a Neighbours View Episcopalian clergymans friendly report on Preshome congregation. 16.
Ceremony at Aquahorthies plaque unveiled by Bishop Conti at Scalans successor college. 7.
Chapeltown Centenary - event at Braes church which has served as wet weather alternative for Scalan Mass. 15.
Charlie McGregor RIP Banchory-born Jesuit eulogising priest of this Deeside parish. 17.
Childbirth in the Braes Ann Lamb of Larryvarrys midwife mother which became part of Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet. 12.
Childhood in the Braes second Isobel Grant memoir which became part of Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet. 9.
Chisholm Trail, The three-part walkers guide from Fochabers via Scalan to the isle of Lismore. 2, 3, 4. T-shirt, 7.
Church Life fourth Isobel Grant memoir which became part of Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet. 14.
Collège des Ecossois, Paris Quatercentenary Mass at Scots College Paris, 24 April 2003. 26.
Crofts of Scalan Ann Deans Larryvarry etc. which became part of Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet. 6.
Crombie Television sole resident Sandy Mathesons water-powered set at Scalan. 9.
Curators View, A RCAHMS Ian Gows enthusiasm for Scalan wallpaper in particular. 7.
Departures crippled John Geddes leaving Scalan in 1793 linked to students leaving Aquhorthies for Blairs in 1829. 22.
Doors Open Day, Moray 2002 featuring Tynet, Preshome and Buckie Cathedral. 25.
Duchess of Gordon, The 1729 clergy letter on Dukes widow bringing up sons as Protestants. 22.
Duchesss Pension, The first Keeper of Scottish Catholic Archives on why ducal familys Catholicism lapsed. 15.
Early Days in the Scalan Association Revs. Bonnyman, MacWilliam and McRoberts in 1946. 17.
Eilean Bàn, Lord Lovat and Prince Charlie follow-up to Lord Lovat at Eilean Bàn for primary school packagers. 24.
Elusive JK, The Ann Dean investigating paintings of Scalan, Aquhorthies and Blairs. 24.
English Convent, Bruges, The Fr Andrew Oliver and Scots Sister from Rothiemay, linked to Ansons Caravan Pilgrim. 15.
Escape from Douai students led by Rev. Charles Farquharson fleeing France in 1792. 4.
Event at Eilean Bàn Mass on Loch Morar seminary island to mark 250 years since building burned after Culloden. 14.
Family History McHardy and Stuart connections with Scalan and Braes of Glenlivet. 6.
Folklore from the Archive Hamish Henderson, School of Scottish Studies, and 1954 tape-recording in Glenlivet. 10.
Fr Andrew Oliver (1740-1812) ex-Scalan convert who rescued Augustinian nuns from French Terrorists. 9.
Fr Donald Grant RIP Glenlivet-descended Carmelite who died young after contributing Two Priests from the Braes. 15.
From Queens Cross to Scalan 2001 visit by St Josephs School, Aberdeen, whose packaging and posting taken over by Morar children. 23.
From Scalan to Caldey Island McHardy familys move to SW England where Anglican Benedictines went over to Rome. 20.
From the Braes to the Braes Jimmy Cameron Stuart linking Falkirk with his Glenlivet forebears. 13.
George Goldie, Architect converts grandson designing 15 Victorian chapels and St Margarets Convent, Edinburgh. 8.
George Hays Conversion from convert George Scott-Moncrieffs 1960 The Mirror and the Cross with possible Glenlivet connection. 24.
Glenlivet Recollections Georgina McAllister (Grant) correcting tales of the Braes of Glenlivet. 22.
Golden Jubilee Mgr John Copland, Scalan President, priest 1946-96 after Tombae School. 12.
Graveyard Ramblings follow-up to James Gordons Mother through Conrack, Dounan, Buiternach, Letterfourie. 12.
Great Priest, A 1946 Banffshire Journal report of Chapeltown Hew Lorimer memorial for centenary of Abbé MacPhersons death. 19.
Harling and Auchenhalrig proposed link between Speymouth priests house and vernacular Scots building technique. 16.
Hidden in the Heather from Mary McCunes 1999 Scalan article in The Scottish Catholic Observer. 19.
Hole of the Snorers, The Rev. Alexander Geddess Book of Zaknim linked to upstairs room. 7.
Holy Family at Scalan Aberdeen primary school which later packaged and posted Scalan News. 6.
Holy Woman of Inch, The restored chapel and graveyard of Cille Choirill in Lochaber. 19.
Homily at Scalan 2000 address at Scalan Mass by Mgr John McIntyre, former Rector of Blairs and Scots College Rome. 21.
Hugh MacDonald: Highlander, Jacobite and Bishop publicity for John Watts 2002 book. 24.
Ian G. Lindsay, RSA architect of Uphall, West Lothian, whose 1951 advice led to rescue of Scalan. 18.
Ian G. Lindsay more on architect-saviour of Scalan and his 1926 The Cathedrals of Scotland. 19.
Ian Gordon Lindsay, OBE, 1906-1966: Architect tribute by Elizabeth Beaton, architectural historian. 20.
In the Steps of the Drovers from Leopard (Aberdeen) article on 2001 horseback expedition over Corrieyairack Pass. 23.
Index in Edinburgh J. F. S. Gordons Catholic Church in Scotland (1874) indexed for Scottish Catholic Archives by Ann Dean. 18.
Indiana Jones in Morar Hugh Farmers boat trip with Fr Michael Hutson to Donald MacDonald at Tarbert, Loch Nevis. 23.
Innes Review, The publicity for journal of Scottish Catholic Historical Association. 4.
Internal Refurbishment at Scalan 1998 Report by Castlegate Design Group, Aberdeen. 17.
Inverurie Catholic Church: 150th Anniversary clergy letters prior to 1852 opening of church linked to Leslies of Fetternear. 25.
Irish Priests in Glenlivet Sacred Heart Sisters account of 17th and 18th century missionaries. 11.
James Gordons Mother from Tombae and Scalan to Dounan cemetery, Glenlivet. 11.
James Joseph Moran publisher and parish Catholic of Cathedral in Aberdeen. 16.
John Geddes: Co-adjutor to Bishop Hay President Mgr Copland (born Tombae) on Scalan-connected bishops. 9.
John Kinross RSA and the Braes Church, Chapeltown Pugin parallels by architectural historian Deborah Mays. 14.
John Milne of Livats Glen Demick-based balladeer during time of Glenlivet whisky smugglers. 12.
John Russell (1820-93): Church Painter artist and decorator at Inverness, Buckie, Blairs and Aberdeen Cathedral. 25.
John Watts Scalan Man 1996 school-focused The Story of Scalan for Young People and novel A Cairn of Small Stones. 12.
Keenan Family, The more on children of James Keenan who painted Scalan, signing himself JK. 27.
Kilmonivaig the Braes of Lochaber account of an area which became very Catholic in early 18th century. 27.
Life at Larryvarry Ann Lambs account which became part of Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet. 13.
Lord Lovat at Eilean Bàn post-Culloden story for primary school packagers and posters of Lady Lovat School, Morar. 22.
Lost in the Mist editors failed crossing to Scalan from Well of the Lecht, with Piping Postcript in second issue. 1.
Lost Library, The Rev. Anthony Ross OP and residue of Scalan books in attic at Chapeltown Glenlivet. 7.
Lost Preshome Library, A book-burning near Buckie in aftermath of 1745 Jacobite Rising. 11.
Mantle of Scalan, The response of Glenlivet Catholic to James MacMillans charge of anti-Catholic prejudice. 20.
Mass at Inverbeg 1999 Morar pilgrimage to ruined chapel-house which gave way to Bracara in 1836. 19.
Mass at Loch Morar Fr Michael Hutson leading 2001 pilgrimage to seminary island before leaving for Notre Dame University. 22.
Maurice Caillet Frenchmans perspective on reverse religious persecution in two countries. 6.
Memories, Mainly Food post-publication memoirs by Isobel Grant, main author of Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet. 22.
Mgr Charles MacDonald St Thomass Keith and Glenlivet-born priest who erected copper dome. 18.
Mgr John Copland RIP 2001 obituary of Scalan Association President with funeral report by Secretary-Treasurer Jane McEwan. 24.
Michies of Badenyon, The Glenbuchat family linked to Scalan through James Michie, student, teacher, farmer and whisky smuggler. 26.
Mill of Smithston Fr Andrew Olivers mission station at Rhynie in Aberdeenshire. 10.
Miss Cameron Identified from Tombae and Scalan, Bishop Alexander Camerons niece living in former chapel. 11.
Money Matters Rev. Alexander Farquharsons poor management of Scalan finances in 1780s. 5.
Money Matters Bishop Hays husbanding of clergy grants from several sources. 17.
Moray Church Trail Pluscarden Priors involvement in heritage trail round Christian sites. 22.
More on Alltachoileachain visit to forestry-cleared site, Battle of Glenlivet 1594. 9.
More on Chapeltown Abbé Paul MacPhersons 1827 foundation in Braes of Glenlivet. 8.
More Tales of the Braes memoirs from Isobel Grant after publication of Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet. 21.
Mortlach, Robieston and Scalan Rev. William Guthrie linking seminary with two Aberdeenshire chapels. 15.
New Heritage Website Scottish Catholic Archives online in relation to Scalan Trail website.
New Tacks extract from John Watts 1999 Scalan: the Forbidden College, 1716-1799. 19.
Of Moles and Men ex-schoolmaster James Michie and family at Scalan, with links to molecatchers. 13.
Oh, good Reverend Father, forgive me my past comic poem about bachelors and marriage passed on by Bill Grant of Glenlivet. 10.
Old College of Scalan, Glenlivet, The poem by John Sharp of Larryvarry published by James Joseph Moran of Aberdeen. 18.
Old Days in the Braes first Isobel Grant memoir which led to Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet. 8.
Old Smuggler, The daring escape from dragoons by a MacGregor who lived at Scalan and distilled illicit whisky. 27.
Old Time Religion from Peter Ansons 1946 A Roving Recluse on culture of Catholicism in North-east Scotland. 24.
Old Tongue in Tomintoul, The wedding guest Jimmie Cameron Stuart on decline of Banffshire Gaelic. 11.
On the Day that I was Born father of Dr Norman Imlah (b. 1924) working with pedigree cattle of Minmore, Glenlivet. 21.
Opening of Church at Chapeltown, Braes of Glenlivet Banffshire Journal 11 September 1897. 14.
Packy Sim and his Goat following up On the Day that I was Born with tinkers visits to Glenlivet. 22.
People of the Braes fifth memoir by Isobel Grant for what became Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet. 16.
Peter Anson Moray College community newspaper emphasising drawings of fishing boats and villages. 20.
Peters Friends Neil Gunn, Reginald Fairlie, Ian G. Gibson, etc., from Ansons A Roving Recluse (1946). 21.
Pilgrimage to the Green Isle Lochaber groups Loch Shiel boat trip from Glenfinnan to St Finnans Isle. 21.
Poisoned Priests, The 1856 tragedy of priests at Dingwall dinner served wolfs-bane for horse radish. 24.
Poisoned Priests Dingwall 1856, The third victim not a clergyman as previously stated but fiancé to Lord Lovats daughter. 26.
Presbyterian Bishop Rev. Dr William Young in charge of combined Protestant churches in Lahore, Pakistan. 12.
Preshome Book, The Rev. John Reids 1803 account of Britains largest non-embassy Catholic chapel. 18.
Priest in Danger, A extract from 2003 book by Canon Brian Halloran (Scalan Association President) Scottish Secular Priests: 1580-1653.
Priests in the Heather follow-up 2001 Tablet letter to Secret Priests in the Heather: Highland students from Samalaman to Spain via Ireland? 23.
Progress Report Aberdeen architect Marion Donald of Castlegate Design Group. 7.
Qualified Episcopal Chapel from Northern Scotland (2000) on Gordons etc. at St Pauls Episcopal Church, Aberdeen. 21.
Recht eye for makin drains, A Glengairn schoolmaster celebrated by Lady Lovat and Abbot Dilworth. 14.
Red Light at the Kirkie Isobel Grant on temporary traffic light and accidents near former church. 11.
Restoration of Scalan, The 2001 progress report from Secretary-Treasurer Jane McEwan. 23.
Rev. Charles Fraser and his Forebears, The Strichen family with parson and priest (Gallus Robertson OSB) at table. 26.
Rev. William Leslie of Darkland Presbyterian enthusiast for Pluscarden in 1798 Survey of the Province of Moray. 22.
Road Repair Squad Aberdeens Diocesan Youth Co-ordinator on pothole-filling on track to Scalan.
Road to Scalan, The from Fr Eddie McGhees 1999 column in The Scottish Catholic Observer. 19.
Rob Roy blockbuster films silence on Catholicism of Rob Roy and other McGregors. 10.
Robbie Lamb and the Jacobites of Glenlivet Fuarandearg farmer and list of those out in 1745. 17.
Scalan Altarpiece and its Donor Ecce Homo by Sir George Chalmers and family connection with Bar Convent School, York. 17.
Scalan Homily, 1997 first published text of address (Rev. Michael Briody, Secretary) at Scalan Mass. 16.
Scalan Homily, The Scottish Catholic Heralds Fr Eddie McGhee at 2001 Scalan Mass. 23.
Scalan in 1798 from The Province of Moray when seminary about to be established on a more respectable foundation at Aquhorthies. 21.
Scalan in the 18th Century mapmaker and place-names expert (Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet) Stuart Mitchell on estate documents. 13.
Scalan in the 18th Century: a Postscript The Fortyfive lists of rebels, missing names. 14.
Scalan Internal Refurbishment Marion Donald of Castlegate Design Group, Aberdeen, on projected progress from 1999. 18.
Scalan Mass Homily Fr Brian Halloran of St Andrews in 1999, successor to Mgr Copland as President in 2002. 19.
Scalan Mass, The first Sunday of July at 4 p.m. reported every second issue starting 3.
Scalan Reconstructed version of Innes Review article on history learned from building work. 8.
Scalan Trail, The Mike Morrisons report on Scalan Trail website after two years. 25.
Scalan Walk Open Alan Patersons drawing to publicise Priscilla Gordon-Duffs Water of Life - and a Breath of Fresh Air. 11.
Scalan Walk, The Priscilla Gordon-Duffs illustrated booklet with memories from local people. 10.
Scalan, August 1965 car of distinguished clergy visitors rescued by Sandy Mathesons tractor. 10.
Scalan: the Next Stage Ann Deans proposal for sensitive low key interior restoration. 10.
Secret Priests in the Heather Ann Wroes article reproduced from The Tablet July 2001. 23.
Seminary on Eilean Bàn from John Watts 2002 Hugh MacDonald: Highlander, Jacobite, Bishop. 25.
Settlement of the Braes estate maps and papers from Stuart Mitchell in final contribution. 18.
Spaniards at Wallakirk Mike Morrison (co-researcher with Ann Dean) interviewed on joint 2001 booklet. 24.
Spanish Connection, The: Putting Scalan on the Net Gordons of Wardhouse and Jerez linked to proposed Scalan Trail website. 19.
Spanish Gordons and Huntly, The publicising booklet by Ann Dean and Mike Morrison.
St Josephs at Scalan Aberdeen primary school which later packaged and posted Scalan News. 5.
St Marys Eskadale Marydale/Eskadale (both Strathglass) confusion corrected and latter evoked by Elizabeth Beaton. 24.
St Marys Well, Orton pilgrimage healing well on left bank of Spey linked to similar devotions. 19.
St Michael Centre youth and other groups in ex-Tomintoul convent run by Rev. Colin Stewart. 1.
Stained Glass on Canna ex-Pluscarden craftsman Martin Farrelly at St Edwards church, now study centre. 20.
Strichen Postscript follow-on to Rev. Charles Fraser, Bishop Geddes walking with umbrella. 27.
Stuart Mitchell, 1936-2001 Turriff agnostic who contributed to Scalan News and Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet. 23.
Tale of Two Scalans, A ceremonies at Mass Rock Glendun, County Antrim, likened to Scalan Mass. 11.
Talking Scalan News taped version offered in apology for small type, no demand. 6.
Tarbert, Loch Nevis chapel history and herring fishing before 1901 Mallaig railway terminus. 24.
The Shop in 1726 Bishop Gordons coded description of military threat to first Scalan seminary. 17.
This Monkish Hovel dismissive 1804 comment by anonymous writer in The Edinburgh Review. 10.
Thomas Brockie Ratisbon-educated Benedictine at Shenval (Siberia of Scotland) with exiled Bishop Hugh MacDonald as house guest. 25.
Time and Tidelessness poem from Martin Marronis Seminaries. 5.
Tombae and Scalan: Status Animarum state of souls census of Glenlivet Catholics, 1812, with comments on later years. 10.
Tomnavoulin, Glenlivet harmony in hamlet of two faiths and schools with Protestants poem in praise of Scalan. 25.
Torgyle in Glenmoriston chapel history with Catholic version of Footsteps of Glenmoriston. 23.
Two More Tales - sixth memoir by Isobel Grant for what became Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet. 20.
Two Priests from the Braes Canon John Stuart from Mill of Achnascraw and Fr William Grant from Ladderfoot. 14.
Two Proposals John Watts on recruitment of youth members and West Highland Rough Bounds dimension. 7.
Two Schools at Scalan St Peters and St Josephs, Aberdeen, both ex-packagers and posters. 8.
Visitors Book, The people who visit Scalan, where they come from, and why. 9.
Wallakirk and the Gordons of Wardhouse and Spain Huntly 2000 heritage event with Spanish Gordons at St Margarets and Beldorney Castle. 21.
Wartime in the Braes - third Isobel Grant item which led to Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet. 10.
West Highland Priests publicising 2000 booklet West Highland Priests of the Scots College Rome by Alasdair Roberts. 21.
West Scalan News pilgrimage to Romasaig, Loch Morar, changed to Isle of Canna. 17.
Whisky Roads Project Crown Estate, Glenlivet, announcing expansion of guided walks programme past Scalan. 20.
White Island, The Eilean Bàn seminary, Loch Morar, from John Watts novel A Cairn of Small Stones. 13.