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The Isle of Bute

The Isle of Bute (Pevensey Island Guides) Designed for the discerning tourist and island devotee, the "Pevensey Island Guide to Bute" describes everything the visitor needs to know about the island's heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna. Bute is an island in the Firth of Clyde, nestling against the ancient Gaelic heartland of Argyll, from which it is separated by the famously scenic Kyles of Bute. It is a beautiful island, with elements of the splendour of the Highlands and the more pastoral landscape of the Lowlands. The views south - to the mountains of Arran - are spectacular, while the flooded river valleys of the more sheltered Kyles have scenery best appreciated from the decks of a Clyde steamer. With pristine sandy beaches, an interesting and diverse landscape, and prehistoric sites, Bute is fascinating to explore. The text also gives useful information on services, facilities and places to visit.


Kintyre Guide

Kintyre (Pevensey Island Guides) This visitors' guide describes the heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna of the Kintyre peninsula. The area is shaped like a finger, pointing from the heartland of Argyll to the Gaelic homeland in Northern Ireland. The new ferry link with Antrim has put Kintyre firmly on the tourist map.

Fish and Fisher Folk of Argyll: Loch... Fyne, Kintyre and Gigha.

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.

Viking Isle, The: Stories from the... People and Places of Historic Kintyre.

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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