The textile industry in south west Scotland 1750-1914

Donnachie, Ian (1987). The textile industry in south west Scotland 1750-1914. In: Butt, John and Ponting, Kenneth eds. Scottish Textile History. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, pp. 19–36.


Examines the delopment of linen, cotton and woollen manufacture in Dumfries and Galloway from the water power stage of industrialization to the Victorian and Edwardian heyday of tweed manufacture. Provides details and statistics on enterprises, labour force and power sources deployed,as well as products and markets.

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