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Cradle of the Scots: An Argyll Anthology

Argyll: The Enduring Heartland

Argyll and the Highlands' Lost Railways
Argyll and the Highlands' Lost Railways

The Glens of Argyll
The Glens of Argyll (Scottish Glens S.)

Argyll The Enduring Heartland
Argyll: The Enduring Heartland

Argyll and Bute Buildings
Argyll and Bute (Buildings of Scotland...

Argyll and the Western Isles
Argyll and the Western Isles (Exploring...

The Archaeology of Argyll
The Archaeology of Argyll

Argyll and the Isles
Argyll and the Isles

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Argyll HistoryArgyll, 1730-1850 In this thoroughly researched, comprehensive and instantly accessible book, Robert McGeachy tells the story of a revolution, one that would extend to the rest of the Highlands and Islands, set in train when Argyll's leading families, Campbells always prominent among them, turned their backs on clanship, and embraced an explicitly capitalist approach to the management of their estates. Robert McGeachy's sympathies lie with the victims of this revolution, men and women whose communities fell apart as the pace of landlord, induced change accelerated. But, for all that those people suffered because of what was done to them, they did not suffer passively. If Argyll's lairds were at the forefront of modernising, as they saw it, Highlands and Islands society, the generality of Argyll's population were in the vanguard of organising resistance to the new order. Their fightback, as Robert McGeachy shows conclusively, was both more widespread and more effective than generally tends to be thought. "Argyll, 1730-1850" also examines what is to be learned of social upheaval from folk belief; quarrying, mining and the beginnings of industrialisation; Argyll men's increasing participation in the British military; official hostility to Gaelic; and just about everything, in fact, that helped to make Argyll, by the mid-nineteenth century, so radically different from the Argyll of a hundred years before.

The Argyll Book

The Argyll Book Argyll, Dalriada or Earra-ghaidheal, "the Coastland" or "Boundary of the Gael", is one of the most beautiful and historically significant parts of Scotland. Before the local government reorganization of 1975, Argyll was also one of Scotland's biggest counties. Bounded by Inverness-shire to the north and stretching as far south as the Mull of Kintyre, it had a coastline measuring a staggering 2220 miles and took in 90 islands, including Mull, Iona Tiree, Lismore, Jura, Islay, Gigha and Colonsay. Covers topics from prehistory to stately homes, folklore and literature, that relate to Argyll.

Villages of Southern Argyll

Villages of Southern Argyll For 5,000 years, southern Argyll has been home to people of culture, ideas, skills and power. The standing stones, cairns and cists of Mid Argyll signal an area of importance in ancient times almost unequalled throughout the British Isles. In the first millennium of the Christian era, the south of Argyll became the heart of Celtic Christianity and its missionaries influenced the whole of Scotland. It was also the cradle of a nation as the kings of Dalriada pushed east to create a united kingdom of Scotland. It is an area which is more geographically accessible than northern Argyll, but in the past that access was achieved more often by water than over land. Only the drovers pushed their black cattle through passes in the spines of rolling hills which mark each of its many peninsulas. Settlements arose where there was fertile land, access to a generous sea, a need for strategic protection - and sometimes all three.

25 Cycle Routes: Argyll and Bute (25... Cycle Routes.

Ferry Tales of Argyll and the Isles

Ferry Tales of Argyll and the Isles... Here is a record of the ferries that ply the waters of the coast of Argyll, and the lochs. This illustrated title incorporates a web of stories of boats and crossings, of places and personalities, gleaned from experience, from archives and from people's memories.

The Lonely Lands: Luath Guide to Argyll... and the West Highlands of Scotland.

Villages of Northern Argyll

Villages of Northern Argyll Argyll's historical importance goes back well over 1,500 years. As the centre of the kingdom of Dalriada the area was of seminal importance in terms of Gaelic culture, and was also of extreme significance in the spread of Celtic Christianity. Geographically it is a region of wild coastline, open moorland and rugged mountains separated by deep lochs and fast flowing rivers, with little cultivable ground. There are considerable mineral resources and the forests have always been coveted by Lowlanders, but lines of communication are difficult and were, until recently, often dangerous. Even so, for 2,000 years and more people have struggled to make a living here and one of the questions this book address is how, and why.

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