Sense of Belonging to Scotland: Further Journeys
An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscape
It is remarkable that in this age of information there is
no up-to-date guide to the places of Scotland. That situation
is about to be remedied with the publication of Scotland:
An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscape, edited by Dr David
Munro, Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
This authoritative, comprehensive gazetteer will include over
10,000 entries on cities, towns and villages, mountains, lochs
and rivers, visitor attractions and monuments throughout the
nation. Each entry places its subject in an appropriate historical,
geological or environmental context, providing essential information
of interest to a wide range of potential users. Street plans
are provided for over 100 main towns and cities, and 100 photographs
of notable landmarks are spread throughout the book. All entries
are cross-referenced to a full-colour atlas, providing a wealth
of extra cartographic information.
Referred to as a creative tour de force, the latest book from
photographer Colin Baxter is truly a must-see. With more than
200 high-quality images helping to create a new perspective
and a unique vision of Scotland from above-from 100 feet to
over 12,000 feet above. This comprehensive overview of Scotland's
geography is broken into seven chapters with a general introduction
and a satellite view of Scotland using M-Sat true color imaging.
Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands... and Islands. This
guide highlights the best places to sleep, eat and drink in
the Highlands and Islands. It includes coverage of all major
and minor outdoor activities, hiking trails and mountain bike
Alphabetically arranged, cross-referenced and indexed, the
entries in this encyclopaedia set out in detail all aspects
of Edinburgh, bringing together information and anecdotes
from a wide range of sources. It looks at the city's history,
social pastimes, institutions, buildings, monuments, media,
industries, and people and events.
Scotland: The Story of Scotland... Before History. Before
Scotland transforms prehistory into gripping narrative history,
demonstrating that the history of the land that became Scotland
is one of dramatic geological events and impressive human
Great Glen Way This is the first guide to provide mapping
of the official Great Glen Way route from Fort William to
Inverness, Scotland (73 miles). There is detailed background
on Loch Ness, the Caledonian Canal, history, habitats and
wildlife. It is printed on waterproof paper throughout and
lavishly illustrated with over 60 colour photographs.
of the Gorbals A popular history of the Gorbals, covering
the years from 1900 to 2004. Full of famous people, local
characters, heart-warming stories, crime, gang fights, sectarian
conflict, bizarre tales, the tragic effects of poverty and
much more. The hundreds of true stories include: battle at
the Orange Walk, gangster Jimmy Boyle's reign of terror, the
gang fight that ended in murder, the man who scalped his best
pal, little big men (boxers Lynch, Clark and McCormack), UVF
bomb Catholic pub, the Gorbals vampire, great Jews (Wolfson,
Glasser, Ralph Slater), from the slums to Hutchie E, what
the Queen thought of the Gorbals, war heroes James Stokes
VC and Joseph Hughes GC, the superstars who never got the
chance to play for their beloved Celtic, eccentric Gorbals
characters, famous Gorbalonians like Lorraine Kelly and Sir
Voices: The Search for Scotland: The Search for Scotland
by Neal Ascherson. How does one define a country? What is
nationalism? These are some of the questions journalist Ascherson
attempts to answer in a book that is part history lesson,
part travelogue, and more: one man's search for a nation.
A small country on Europe's edge, Scotland is complex, and
its changing identity can confuse. It now has its own parliament,
yet it remains part of the U.K. Is it, then, a true nation?
Ascherson explores aspects of Scotland's past, present, and
Scotland's Place-Names have fascinating and wide-ranging origins.
Although many are thousands of years old, place-names have
been assigned and developed throughout every historical period,
right up to the present day. Despite coming from a variety
of languages - Norse, Brythonic, Anglian, Gaelic, Pictish,
and English - many of Scotland's place names derive from a
surprising small number of roots - rath, pit, baile and so
on. In this handy pocket book, David Ross gives an alphabetical
listing of hundreds of Scottish place-names, their derivations,
how they were recorded in early times, as well as the history
and tradition associated with them. An extensive introduction
discusses the different elements associated with different
periods and also the recording of names.
Collins Scottish Clan Encyclopedia
This reference work on the clans of Scotland is produced with
the co-operation of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs
and features a history of the clan system, the law of the
clan, a history of tartan and Highland dress and a history
of clan heraldry. It gives detailed listings of the crests,
mottoes, tartans, clan seats, chiefs, septs and histories
of over 350 clans. The appendices include Scottish genealogy,
tartan collections, and important clan organizations in Scotland
Kilda. Accounts of St Kilda. Early History and Ownership.
Local Incidents Since the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century.
Natural Features of the Island. Physical Characteristics of
the Inhabitants, Their Dress, Food, and Houses. Climate, Crops
and Livestock Population of St Kilda, Surnames, Occupations,
Etc. Sea-Birds and Cragsmen. Diseases of the Islanders. Education,
Morals and Religion Music, Customs and Antiquities.
Placenames (Pocket Reference... A practical and accessible
guide to the derivation and meaning of over 2000 place names
of Scotland, covering: towns and villages; the districts,
suburbs and satellites of all major cities; all major topographical
features; and a wide range of cultural locations. The book
includes a detailed glossary of common Gaelic words that form
part of so many Scottish placenames.
Castles Through History...
History.Introduces Scottish castles in history, from the earliest
Celtic hill-forts, brochs and crannogs to the great might
of the stone castles at Stirling and Edinburgh. The importance
of each type of castle is explained and castle life, defences
and their role in Scottish history also feature.
Houses and Gardens: From the...
Archives of "Country Life." It is exactly 100 years
since Country Life began to commission leading architectural
photographers to record the great country houses of the British
Isles. This book features some 20 of the most important and
remarkable houses in Scotland from the archive.
Lomond and the Trossachs.
This area of Scotland has long been acknowledged as perhaps
the most beautiful in the country and one of the most beautiful
in the world. So it is very surprising that until this book,
written by Robert D Campbell, was published, there has not
been a comprehensive guide to the area. Loch Lomond and the
Trossachs lies to the north of Glasgow and has for many years
been the playground and retreat of the rich and famous. Campbell
gives comprehensive instructions on how to explore the area
by publictransport, road, rail and ferry, as well as detailing
some scenic car routes to follow.
handbook on the archaeology of prehistoric Scotland incorporates
a gazetteer of key sites and monuments. It ranges from the
seventh millennium BC, through the Neolithic period and the
Bronze Age, to the emergence of the early historic kingdoms
after the Celtic Iron Age. Advances in new technology have
resulted in many discoveries and revisions of previously held
ideas about prehistoric Scotland. This book includes the latest
published research and excavation results, as well as reviewing
past theories and new ideas, and presents them in a manner
accessible to a general audience.
of Old Clan Names Map
Pictorial map showing the arms, official insignia of the Scottish
clan chiefs, and their crests, which are encircled with each
chief's motto or slogan.
Missed: Lost Distilleries of... Scotland. This text details
the remnants and ruins of almost every Victorian working distillery
in Scotland. This revised edition updates the most recent
closures and includes additional photographs. The author brings
to life a large portion of Scottish industrial heritage, enlivened
by worker interviews.
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