MS 186 is a composite volume, containing the Scotichronicon by Walter Bower and a number of short genealogical texts, all by the same hand.
Ff. 1r-332v: Scotichronicon, by Walter Bower
Ff. 332v-333r: 'Epistola bernardi'
Ff. 333v-336r: 'brevis recapitulatio' [A short summary] of Bower's Scotichronicon, (described under the entry for 'Scotichronicon')
Ff. 336v-337v: 'Genealogia regis Jacobi secundi'
Ff. 338r-v: 'De romanis pontificibus'
Ff. 339r-v: 'De romanorum Imperatoribus'
Ff. 339v-341v: 'Sedes episcopales'
Ff. 341v-342v: 'Tabula monasteriorum Scocie'
Ff. 342v: 'Vicecomitatis Scocie'
Ff. 343r: 'De Novem nobilibus' (in English)
Ff. 343r: A note on the origins of the Stewart family
Ff. 345r: A pictorial family tree of the Scottish royals, from Malcolm (Canmore) III to James II
Ff. 346r: A Pedigree of the Kings of France from Louis IX to Henry V, with text and a very rough family tree
Texts will be described separately, under the titles and folios listed above. However, the five lists contained on ff. 338r-342v will be described in a single entry.
The whole manuscript is by a single, very neat uniform hand showing strong French influence, with headings in a Gothic hand and very black ink.
Ornamental capitals touched with red, and smaller initials, either plain blue and red, or blue and red filigree. There are some roughly drawn heads in the geneaological tree.