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Neigh the Front: Exploring Scarboro Heights: 142 pages, 20 photographs, 3 maps $17.00
2 Fairs and Frolics: Scottish Communities at Work and Play: 56 pgs, Foreword by Mike Filey $7.00
3 To Sustene the Personis: The Agricultural Revolution: 48 pgs, 2 maps, glossary $6.00
4 When the Ground Fails: An Economic Watershed: 86 pgs, 11 illustr., glossary, 2 maps $9.00
5 Out of stock
6 Bill and Nancy McCowan Fortieth Anniversary Album: 48 pgs $8.00
7 Curling: A Scottish Sport in Scarboro: 4 pgs $1.00
8 James McCowan Family from 1833, by Margaret Carr: 96 pgs, 180 photographs, illustrated 3-ring binder (An affiliated publication) $57.50
9 The McCowans of Cumnock, Lesmahagow and Scarborough: 29 pgs $6.00
10 The McCowans' Who's Who for Nineteen Hundred and Ninety Two: 32 pgs $5.00
11 St. Andrew's 150 Years Ago: 12 pgs $2.50
12 10 McCowan Society Greeting Cards & envelopes: Christmas or blank inside (please circle) $6.00
13 Street Railways: Toronto, 1861-1930: 32 pgs, 7 photos (Toronto Maps Project: The McCowan Society assisted financially) $9.00
14 Miles Map of Scarborough, 1878 ($0.50 with purchase of Neigh the Front: Exploring Scarborough Heights) $2.00
15 "The Lowland Clearances": Three-part BBC Radio Scotland Series (CD) $7.00
16 "The Lowland Clearances": The Book, by Peter Aitchison and Andrew Cassell -- more of the data that was gathered for the Three-part BBC Radio Scotland Series -- Including interviews with descendants of Scarborough's Scottish pioneer families (Tuckwell Press) $29.00
17 "The Lowland Clearances" (Tuckwell Press) plus To Sustene the Personis: The Agricultural Revolution (Special Price) $31.00
18 The Scots of Scarborough, V1 #1:  36 pages, large format, over 50 illustrations (Includes The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry; I Remember by Jack McCowan; Tools for Working With Trees; The Rae Family of Lesmahagow and Scarborough; Thomas Telford, Eskdale Stonemason and Engineer)
PDF e-file version                $4.00
19 The Scots of Scarborough -- Thinking Like Telford,  V1 #2:  36 pages, large format, over 30 illustrations (Includes The Menai Bridge Model and the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Scarborough Exhibition; Some Innovative Scarborough Scots; Scots Contributions to Agricultural Innovations by Jenny Bruce. This second issue of Volume 1 commemorates 2016 -- Scotland's Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.
PDF e-file version                $4.00


20 The Scots of Scarborough -- The McCowan Farm in the 1920s by Robert P. McCowan V1 #3:  36 pages, large format, over 50 illustrations 
PDF e-file version                $4.00
21 The Scots of Scarborough -- The Purdie Family of Scarborough With Robert P. McCowan V1 #4:  36 pages, large format, over 50 illustrations 
PDF e-file version                $4.00


We're Not Here to Put in Time: Ramblings on a Scottish-Canadian Work Ethic, With William David "Bill" McCowan, 154 pages, perfect bound, over 100 illustrations (also released as Volume 2 of The Scots of Scarborough). This special price includes copies of To Sustene the Personis and Fairs and Frolics --- $35.00 
PDF e-file version of only "We're Not Here to Put in Time" --- $13.00

23 The Scots of Scarborough -- At the Home of the Bride's Parents: A Century of St. Andrew's Weddings,  V3 #3:  32 pages, large format, 50 illustrations 
PDF e-file version                $4.00
24 Well Taught the Value of a Shilling -- Numeracy, Financial Literacy, Earning an Honest Living & Related Ramblings With George Edward McCowan  (80 pages, over 50 illustrations)
This is Vol 3 #1&2 of The Scots of Scarborough 

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