Excerpt from Journal of a Tour in the Highlands and Western Islands of Scotland in 1800
The tour was begun on July 14, and continued till October 1, 1800. In the Journal, now printed for the first time, Dr Leyden has collected a great deal of valuable information re garding t... he literary antiquities and tra ditions of the Highlands. Many curious observations also appear on the Ossian controversy, which still exercised the literati of the time.
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