James Hunter (historian)

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Dr James Hunter CBE (born 1948) is Director for the UHI Centre for History, Chairman of the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust and formerly the Chairman of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Inverness-based development and training agency for the North of Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

He is a freelance historian[1] and author, and has written twelve books on Highlands and Islands themes.

He gave the first Sabhal Mòr Lecture in 1990.


From British Library catalogue (Accessed January 2007).

  • 1976. The making of the crofting community. Edinburgh: John Donald. (revised edition, 2000, ISBN 0-85976-537-7.)
  • 1986. Skye : the island. Edinburgh: Mainstream. ISBN 1-85158-017-4.
  • 1991. The claim of crofting : the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 1930-1990. Edinburgh: Mainstream. ISBN 1-85158-329-7.
  • 1991. Rural poverty and deprivation in Europe : from analysis to action : report of a seminar held in Scotland from 7 to 11 October 1990 . Enstone: Arkleton Trust. ISBN 0-906724-40-6.
  • 1992. Scottish highlanders : a people and their place. Edinburgh: Mainstream. ISBN 1-85158-443-9.
  • 1994. A dance called America : the Scottish Highlands, the United States and Canada. Edinburgh: Mainstream. ISBN 1-85158-639-3.
  • 1995. On the other side of sorrow : nature and people in the Scottish Highlands. Edinburgh: Mainstream. ISBN 1-85158-765-9.
  • 1996. Towards a land reform agenda for a Scots parliament. Perth: Rural Forum Scotland. ISBN 1-85158-765-9.
  • 1996. Glencoe and the Indians : a real-life family saga which spans two continents, several centuries and more than thirty generations to link Scotland’s clans with the native peoples of the American West. Edinburgh: Mainstream. ISBN 1-85158-829-9.
  • 1999. Last of the free : a millennial history of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland Edinburgh: Mainstream. ISBN 1-84018-376-4.
  • 2001. Culloden and the last clansman. Edinburgh: Mainstream. ISBN 1-84018-483-3.
  • 2006. Fonn's Duthchas. National Museums of Scotland. ISBN 978-1-905267-06-4.
  • 2007. Scottish Exodus: Travels among a worldwide clan'. Edinburgh: Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-116-9.

With Others

  • Edited by Celeste Ray; foreword by James Hunter (2005). Transatlantic Scots. London: University of Alabama Press. ISBN 0-8173-1473-3.


  1. Newton, Norman S. (2007-09-28). Skye. David & Charles. pp. 48–. ISBN 978-0-7153-2887-3. Retrieved 17 May 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>