A guide to the bad ones of 17th century Argyll

Ane Compact of Villany explores the gangs of early Jacobites, thieves, housebreakers and highwaymen who ran a protection racket in Argyll during the 1680s to the 1700s.

For Argyll locals the tale of the gang will be a familiar one, with native place names peppered throughout.

The story is a classic good versus evil tale, with the villainous Jacobites on one side and the people they targeted on the other.

Ane Compact of Villany, by Lindsay Campbell, published by Troubador Publishing, £9.99.

[review rating=”4″ align = “left”]