Scottish Hill Names
Scottish Hill Names, their origin and meaning. This fascinating book explains the origin and the meaning of the names of Scotland’s hills, as well as how to pronounce them. It also brings together many of the legends and stories behind particular hill names.
Written by Peter Drummond, it is a thoroughly researched, completely revised and expanded second edition which builds on the success of its predecessor. Many new names are detailed, including a significant increase in the coverage of Borders hill names and old forms of many hill names from 17th and 18th century maps brought to bear in explanations.
The hills of Scotland are a significant part of the landscape and the names of these hills reflect the rich social and cultural history of Scotland over the past 500 years and all who have been there. These names are a legacy of the past and this book opens the door to this fascinating world.
Hard backed, with 240 pages, 38 pen and ink drawings and 8 pages of colour including old maps. Scottish Hill Names: Their Origin and Meaning.
This is the first guide to Scotland's mountain fauna, flora and landscape written for hillwalkers. Hostile Habitats - Scotland's Mountain Environment, takes an in-depth look at the upland environment of the hillwalker and outdoor enthusiast, with chapters and identification sections on climate, geology, landscape, plants, animals, birds, insects, human influences and conservation. It is compiled and edited by some of the country's leading experts in their fields, Mark Wrightham, John Gordon and Rob Raynor from Scottish Natural Heritage, Stuart Benn, RSPB, Roger Owen, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Ian Ralston and Andy Dugmore, University of Edinburgh, Kathryn Goodenough, British Geological Survey, Keith Miller, John Muir Trust, Richard Essery, Univesrity of Wales, and Nick Kempe, former board member Scottish Natural Heritage. The definitive hillwalkers' guide to the natural history of Scotland's Mountains and the first book of its kind, written by leading experts in their fields. Lavishly illustrated in full colour and produced with assistance from Scottish Natural Heritage. Hostile Habitats - Scotland's Mountain Environment: A Hillwalkers' Guide to Wildlife and the Landscape.
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