Review extracts regarding
Violin Making in Scotland 1750-1950
Jennifer Wrigley, THE HERALD
"Turning the large leafy pages of this impressive tome is a joy. This book has granted me a priceless familiarity with these violins. It has given me a personal desire and longing to play them This is much more than a coffee- table book aimed at the violin making aficionado, rather it is a musical history lesson of culture – a 19th century lifestyle book."
Philip Kass, THE STRAD
"It is evident everywhere that this is a school of quality that has been overlooked for too long. Here, it has received a definitive treatment that makes the book well worth the wait."
Martyn Wade, NATIONAL LIBRARIAN OF SCOTLAND
"An extensively researched and beautifully produced piece of work. The book will be added to our collections where it will be of enormous benefit not just to musicologists from Scotland, but to many of the other readers who come from all over the world".
Brenda McCulloch, THE VIOLIN SHOP, GLASGOW
"A magnificent book which will interest anyone who has an affection for instruments of the violin family, either as a dealer, collector, maker, player or historian."
Bruno Guastalla, BVMA NEWSLETTER
"David Rattray follows his enthusiasm and passion with complete integrity and this book is very rich as a result, and rewarding to read and re-read
Anne Ingles, CLASSICAL MUSIC
"A feat of terrific research, unearthing some fascinating social history, with nuggets of absorbing information throughout the book, with a splendid range of pictures. For anyone interested in the musical history of the British Isles this book is worth considering."