al errors have been removed, but otherwise the text is untouched. However, the spelling of place names and personal names has altered a bit over the years, and the items below cover most of the obvious problems, as well as some misapprehensions and errors.
Blanch- now Blance.
ca'in/caain whales- alternative spellings of the same word - for Pilot Whale, usually.
Clunas- now usually Cluness.
Colafirth- now Collafirth.
Coningsburgh- now Cunningsburgh.
Cumlywick- now Cumlewick.
Cunningster- now Cunnister.
Dalzell- alternatively Dalziel, Dalyell, Deyell, and even Yell.
Dunrosness- now Dunrossness.
Edmonston/Edmonstone- now Edmondston.
Eskerness- probably Eshaness.
Exter, Janet- a misapprehension - actual name unknown but possibly Janet Inkster.
Fetler- now Fetlar.
Fiedeland- now Fethaland.
Flaus/Flawes/Flaws- alternative spellings of the same name now usually Flaws.
Garrioch/Garriock/Garrick- can be alte