“Irreplaceable” historic books stolen from Fife palace


Two historic books described by police as “invaluable and irreplaceable” have been stolen from Falkland Palace.

Two volumes from a set of historical books were taken some time between 7am on Wednesday 24th May and 7am on Thursday 25th May.

The two books are volumes XII and XIII of The New Statistical Accounts of Scotland which were published in 1845 by William Blackwood and Sons.

The pictures shown are from the same set but not the actual books taken.

A description of books are: Volume XII has ABERDEEN on the side, and Volume XIII has BANFF-ELGIN-NAIRN on the side.

Each book contains a plate that details that the books were presented to the National Trust for Scotland by Sir Edward Reid in 1961.

However if someone was looking to sell these on, the plates may have been removed.


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