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  BRASS DESIGN Midpark Cottage, Crossmichael Rd, Castle Douglas,

  Kircudbrightshire DG7 2LH

  Celtic designs etched in brass - bookmarks, brooches, hairclips, rings,

  bangles, coasters etc.



  CARRICK JEWELLERY LTD. 7 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 3HL.

  Traditional Scottish celtic ranges in silver & plated metal clan crests.



  CELTIC ART LTD. 3 Hawbank Rd. East Kilbride G74 5EU

  Silver Scottish jewellery. Sgian dubhs etc.



  CELTIC LEGEND Swinton Pottery 25/27 Main Street, Swinton, Duns,

  Berwickshire, TD11 3JJ

  Fantasy figures hand modelled in stoneware, inspired by myths & legends.



  CERAPH DESIGNS 47 Shore St, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty IV11 8XL

  Ceramic coasters, pot stands, trinket boxes etc Celtic & Art Nouveau



  COLLINS CRYSTAL Shaw St, Blairgowrie, Perthshire PH10 6EB

  Wide range of Scottish designs including all clan crests.



  CORNADIA The Old Mill, Millnain, Strathpeffer, Ross-shire IV14 9AD

  Porcelain boxes, jewellery, oil burners, T.Shirts - Celtic designs



  FOUNTAIN OF DORNOCH LTD. Station Sq, Dornoch, Sutherland IV25 3PG

  Sutherland silver Celtic jewellery, heartland pewter & copper.



  GARVIE ENTERPRISES Kilmore, By Oban, Argyll PA34 4XX

  Silver earrings, plume brooches and charms in Scottish designs. Range

  of traditional Celtic jewellery.



  HEBRIDEAN JEWELLERY Iochdar, South Uist, Western Isles PA81 5QX

  Wide range of Celtic, traditional Scottish & wildlife designs



  HORIZON PORCELAIN Unit 4, Plot 4, Dalcross Industrial Est. Dalcross,

  Inverness IV1 2JB

  Unique range of porcelain gifts with Celtic design.



  ISLAND DESIGN The Leigh, Stenness, Orkney Isles KW16 3HA

  Celtic & traditional designs hand printed on textiles.



  MANACRAFT LEATHER COMPANY  106 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ES

  Sporrans, kilt belts, and other Highland dress accessories & gifts



  MITHRIL JEWELLERY 38 edgemont St, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 3EL

  Inspired Celtic designs - silver & gold. Commissions welcome



  REUL LTD  An Lanntair, Town Hall, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis PA87 2BX

  Range of Gaelic proverb cards, greetings cards and Gaelic posters



  RINANSAY Quoybanks, North Ronaldsay, Orkney KW17 2BG

  Exclusive design sweaters, incorporating Celtic motifs.



  SOLI DEO Anchor Buildings, Bridge St. Kirkwall, Orkney Isles KW15 1HR

  Figurines depicting myths & legends. King Arthur, Merlin, dragons etc.



  UIST CRAFTS Clover Cottage, Stoneybridge, South Uist PA81 5SD

  Highland & Island cottages, landscapes, wildlife, celtic ornaments etc.



  WOODCARVER (SCOTCREST) Shawfield Lane, Rosemont, Blairgowrie,

  Perthshire PH10 6JY

  Clan crest wall plaques and key rings



  B & F HAY, CELTIC DESIGN  14 Campbell Crescent, Kingussie,

  Inverness-shire PH21 1JP

  Pictish pictures, celtic designs, cards, bookmarks.



  CELESTIAL GLASS 9 East Terrace, South Queensferry, West Lothian EH30

  High quality leaded and screen printed panels - Celtic interlace



  CELTIC LEATHER Strome Ferry, Ross-shire, IV53 8UJ

  Celtic designs hand engraved and painted onto leather bags, belts etc



  DISCOUNT HIGHLAND SUPPLY Main Street, Gordon, Berwickshire TD3 6JN

  Highland dress, footwear, bagpipes, all accessories.



  JAMES GILLON FERGUSSON (Freelance Artist) 11 Cleghorn St, Dundee DD2 2NQ

  Carved miniature Pictish stones, Pictish jewellery & wall plaques.



  JARACRAFT Garson House, Stromness, Orkney Isles KW16 3JU

  Scale replicas of Pictish & Celtic stones, cists, jewellery &

  sculptures, hand finished in stone and cold cast metals.



  KELLS GOLD & SILVERSMITHS Drimcruaidh Cottage, Kintra, Isle of Mull

  PA66 6BP

  Celtic and traditional jewellery also spoons and letter openers set

  with semi precious stones.



  KELTIC DESIGN West Lodge Cottage, Crathes Castle estate, near Banchory,

  Kincardine-shire AB31 3QE

  Unique collection of glass, silk, wooden items and stationary using

  original and contemporary Celtic designs.



  TAIN SILVER 2 Kirksheaf, Tain, Ross-shire IV19 1PB

  Hallmarked silver brooches & accessories inspired by Celtic/Pictish art



  W B DESIGNS 84 Garry Place, Hallglen, Falkirk FK1 2QH

  Richly dyed silk scarves, T.Shirts & wall hangings with Celtic designs



  INK ENTERPRISES Dol Ddafydd, Bethesda, Gwynedd, N. Wales LL57 3LY

  Celtic designs hand printed onto Tee & sweatshirts, mirrors, greetings

  cards, stickers.



  TANTRA DESIGNS 48 Kensington Park Road, Bristol BS4 3HU

  Celtic, heritage and new age cards and window prints, notelets, Celtic

  silk scarves, enamels, T.Shirts, prints, cassettes, silver & pewter etc.



  ACRES WILD The Maples, Norwich Road, Carleton Road, Norfolk NR16 6RX

  Celtic pictures, cards, posters and ogham.



  SPIRIT OF THE ANCESTORS Simant Bostock, 24 Northload St. Glastonbury

  sculpture and photography inspired by our Celtic heritage



  CELTIC IMPRESSIONS 56 Horse Shoes Lane, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 3HY

  Brass buckles, brooches, bracelets, necklaces, all hand made.



  WHITE DOVE PRINTS / CELTIC CONNECTIONS by David James, Tamarisk Farm,

  West Bexington, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9DF.

  Celtic greeting cards, spiral design window stickers, quarterly Celtic

  journal. "Little Book of Celtic Designs". Commissions welcome.



  KELTIC DESIGNS / DRYAD GRAPHICS by Jen Delyth, Lower Mill Cottage,

  Hill End, Llangennith, Gower, Swansea, W. Glamorgan SA3 1HU



  TYWYN POTTERY Unit 8, Pendre Industrial Estate, Tywyn, Gwynedd LL36 9LW

  Bone china giftware, featuring Kells and Lindisfarne patterns, crests

  & logos, tartan mugs.



  BLACK DRAGON CRAFTS Bryn Talog, Pencader, Dyfed, Wales SA39 9BD

  Handmade leather goods with Celtic knotwork, wristbands, clocks,

  pouches, pendants, keyrings, mirrors, necklaces, etc.

  OGHAM CRAFTS 1 Hillcourt Road, Glenageary, Co. Dublin, Ireland

  Specialises in Celtic and Ogham gold & silver jewellery and gifts

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  The following is a list of select reading material on Celtic Heritage.

  It is not a definitive list and you may wish to refer to other works in

  a related field that particularly interest you. Remember that there is

  no need to spend a fortune on books. Your local library will be able to

  help with most of the books listed below, through the Inter-library

  loan system. An asterix* highlights books that we consider to be

  particularly important studies. ** means highly recommended.



  THE HISTORY OF THE CELTIC PLACE NAMES OF SCOTLAND** by W.J. Watson

  Definitive work. 1986 Reprinted Birlinn 1993. Recommended

  THE HISTORY OF THE CELTIC LANGUAGE by L. MacLean (1840) London

  PLACE NAMES OF SKYE by Alex R. Forbes (1923) Paisley

  IRISH NAMES OF PLACES by P.W. Joyce (1875) Dublin

  THE PLACE NAMES OF ARRAN by Ronald Currie (1908) Glasgow

  THE BOOK OF ARRAN by J.A. Balfour & W.M. MacKenzie 2 vols. Archaeology

  & Folklore. (1910-14) Glasgow

  MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE CELTIC RACE* by T.W. Rolleston.

  Bracken Books (1986) A good introduction to Celtic mythology

  CELTIC MYTH AND LEGEND* by Charles Squire.

  Newcastle Publishing (1975)  Similar to Rolleston

  EARLY IRISH MYTHS & SAGAS by Jeffrey Gantz  Penguin Books 1981

  LEGENDS OF THE CELTS by Frank Delaney.  Grafton Books 1989

  GODS AND FIGHTING MEN* by Lady Gregory.  Colin Smythe (1979)

  CUCHULAIN OF MUIRTHEMNE by Lady Gregory. Colin Smythe (1984)

  VISIONS & BELIEFS IN THE WEST OF IRELAND by Lady Gregory (1920)

  Also any other of her works recommended

  THE CUCHULAIN SAGA IN IRISH LITERATURE by Eleanor Hull. London 1898.

  THE TAIN** by Thomas Kinsella. OUP (1986)

  CELTIC MYTHOLOGY* by Pronsias MacCana. Newness Books

  Includes comparisons with the Gaulish pantheon

  CELTIC MYTHOLOGY & RELIGION by Alex MacBain (1917) Stirling

  EARLY IRISH HISTORY & MYTHOLOGY** by T.F. O' Rahilly Dublin 1946.

  Excellent study, but heavy reading

  THE IRISH MYTHOLOGICAL CYCLE* by H. D.'Arbois de Jubainville

  Dublin 1903. A classic. Any of his works recommended.

  THE CELTIC REALMS by Miles Dillon & Nora Chadwick 1967 London

  Any of their works recommended

  CELTIC MYSTERIES by John Sharkey. Thames & Hudson

  EVERY DAY LIFE OF THE PAGAN CELTS by Anne Ross

  THE FOLKLORE OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS by Anne Ross

  B.T. Batsford (1976) Any other works by Anne Ross also

  recommended, but use with caution.

  THE CELTS by Nora Chadwick. Penguin

  THE CELTIC EMPIRE by Peter Berresford Ellis. (1990) London

  CELTIC HERITAGE** by A & B Rees. Thames & Hudson (1961)

  Highly Recommended, essential reading.

  CELTIC BARDS, CHIEFS & KINGS by George Borrow (1928) London

  IRISH FOLK AND FAIRY TALES by Michael Scott 3 vols. Sphere Books (1983)

  CELTIC WONDER TALES by Ella Young. Floris Books, Edinburgh

  THE TANGLE COATED HORSE by Ella Young, Floris Books.

  CARMINA GADELICA** by Alexander Carmichael. 6 vols.

  Rites & customs of the isles & Highlands. Excellent collection.

  Reprinted by Scottish Academic Press. (1972?)

  SILVA GADELICA** by S. O' Grady 2 vols. (Irish) 1892

  Highly Recommended but hard to find

  TRACES OF THE ELDER FAITHS OF IRELAND* by Wood-Martin. 2 vols

  Longmans, Green & Co.(1902) Excellent Folklore. Hard to find

  CELTIC IRELAND** by Eoin MacNeill Dublin 1921

  HISTORY OF THE CELTIC PEOPLE* by Henri Hubert 1 vol edition (1992)

  Bracken Books. Includes archaeology, language, migration, tribes, etc.

  CELTIC SCOTLAND:A HISTORY OF ANCIENT ALBA by Wm.F. Skene (1886) Edinburgh

  STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF DALRIADA** by John Bannerman

  Scottish Academic Press(1974) The definitive work on the Dalriada kingdom

  COLUMBA by Ian Findlay (1979) Victor Gollancz

  The story of St. Columba

  ADOMNAN'S LIFE OF ST. COLUMBA by A.O. Anderson (1961) Edinburgh

  HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CULDEES OF IONA by John Jamieson (1890) Glasgow

  SCOTLAND IN PAGAN TIMES by Joseph Anderson 2 vols (1883-6) Edinburgh

  KINGS & KINGSHIP IN EARLY SCOTLAND by M.O. Anderson (1973) Edinburgh

  THE CLANS, SEPTS & REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS* by Frank Adam

  (1965) Edinburgh

  HISTORY OF THE HIGHLANDS & HIGHLAND CLANS by James Brown (1848) Edinburgh

  THE MACCRIMMONS OF SKYE by Fred T. MacLeod (1933) Edinburgh

  THE HISTORY & TRADITIONS OF THE ISLE OF SKYE* by Alex Cameron (1871)

  Inverness. *Reprinted 1994*

  THE WESTERN ISLES by W.C. MacKenzie (1932) Paisley

  THE LORDSHIP OF THE ISLES* by I.F. Grant. (1935) Edinburgh

  SCOTLAND THE ANCIENT KINGDOM by Donald MacKenzie (1930) Glasgow

  LOCH ETIVE AND THE SONS OF USNACH by Angus Smith. (1879) London

  HIGHLAND SUPERSTITIONS by Alex MacGregor (1901) Stirling

  A CELTIC MISCELLANY Penguin (1971) an anthology of Celtic poetry & prose

  THE PICTS by Isabel Henderson Thames & Hudson (1967)

  THE PROBLEM OF THE PICTS ed. by F.T. Wainwright (1980) Melven Press

  Series of articles on language, dwellings, art etc. Recommended

  THE SYMBOL STONES OF SCOTLAND by A. Jackson (1984) Stromness

  Some unorthodox theories on the Pictish symbols

  OGHAM INSCRIPTIONS IN IRELAND, WALES & SCOTLAND by Sir Samuel Ferguson

  (1887) Edinburgh

  A DESCRIPTION OF THE WESTERN ISLES OF SCOTLAND** by Martin Martin

  (1695)  folklore & customs. Hard to find

  THE SILVER BOUGH* by Marion McNeill. Folklore & belief, local &

  national festivals of Scotland. 4 vols. (1977) William Maclellan.

  THE FAIRY FAITH IN CELTIC COUNTRIES* by W. Y. Evans Wentz (1977) Reprint

  Colin Smythe. Good study of religion, the sidhe etc. at turn of 20th C.

  HIGHLAND SECOND SIGHT by N. MacRae (1908) hard to find

  THE SEER: STUDIES IN THE CELTIC TRADITION OF THE SECOND SIGHT by H.E.

  Davidson. (1989) Edinburgh

  SOCIAL HISTORY OF ANCIENT IRELAND** by P.W.Joyce (1903)

  Longmans, Green & Co. 2 vols. Hard to Find.

  Excellent study on a whole range of subjects, from education to druidry.

  THE WONDERS OF IRELAND by P.W. Joyce (1911) Dublin

  THE RELIGION OF THE ANCIENT CELTS by J.A. MacCulloch 1911

  reprinted by constable 1991

  THE CELTS by T.G.E. Powell. Thames & Hudson 1958

  GODS OF THE CELTS by Miranda Green. Archaeology based. Very good,

  comprehensive study. Alan Sutton Publishing 1986

  EARLY IRELAND by Michael J. O.Kelly. Cambridge Univ Press 1989

  Archaeology, Irish prehistory

  SKYE, THE ISLAND & ITS LEGENDS by Otta Swire OUP 1952

  THE HIGHLANDS & THEIR LEGENDS by Otta Swire Oliver & Boyd 1963

  THE OUTER HEBRIDES & THEIR LEGENDS by Otta Swire (1966) Edinburgh

  THE ISLAND OF MULL by John MacCormick (1923) Glasgow

  JURA: AN ISLAND IN ARGYLL by Donald Budge (1960) Glasgow

  MYTH & TRADITION FROM WESTERN ARGYLL by K.W. Grant (1925) Oban

  THE PEAT FIRE FLAME by Alistair MacGregor. Moray Press  1937

  Folktales & traditions

  FOLKSONGS & FOLKLORE OF SOUTH UIST* by Margaret Fay Shaw. RKP 1955

  This has become a classic in its field.

  HEBRIDEAN FOLKSONGS ed. by J.L. Campbell (1969) Oxford

  WAIFS & STRAYS OF CELTIC TRADITION in 3 vols Lord Archibald Campbell.

  Tales collected from the Gaelic oral tradition - bi-lingual editions.

  1891 Hard to find

  POPULAR TALES OF THE WEST HIGHLANDS** by J.F.Campbell 4 vols.

  1890 Edinburgh. Reprinted 1983 Wildwood Press

  THE DEWAR MANUSCRIPTS by Rev. J. MacKechnie (1961) Glasgow

  (West Highland Folk Tales)

  SCOTTISH FOLKLORE & FOLKLIFE* by Donald A. MacKenzie (1935) London

  SCOTTISH FAIRY & FOLK TALES by Sir George Douglas (1892) London

  FOLKLORE OF SCOTTISH LOCHS & SPRINGS by J.M. MacKinlay (1893) Glasgow

  HIGHLAND FAIRY TALES FROM ORAL TRADITION by James MacDougall (1978)

  Cambridge

  PRIMITIVE BELIEFS IN THE NORTH EAST OF SCOTLAND by J.M. MacPherson

  (1929) London

  OSSIAN & THE CLYDE by P. Hately Waddell. 1875 James MacleHose

  A study of Ossian, and Fingal in Ireland. V. Good. Hard to find

  THE HIBBERT LECTURES** by John Rhys 1898 Williams & Norgate

  One of the best books on Celtic religion, hard to find

  BRIDHE: HER HISTORY, FOLKLORE & MYTH by Janet McCrickard. Date &

  publisher unknown



  Also highly recommended any works by FIONA MACLEOD, W.B. YEATS

  OR A.E. There are also many collections of Irish & Scottish

  folktales available.




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