Skye: The Island and Its Legends This is a fabulous treasury of legend and wonder; tales of monsters who dwell in lakes, of small people who trap humans in earthen mounds where time stands still; of dark, shape, shifting spirits whose cloak of human form is betrayed by the sand and shells which fall from their hair. In the absence of a written tradition, for generations of Skianachs, these tales, handed down orally, contained the very warp and weft of Hebridean history. They take us far beyond Christian times, to the edge of the Iron Age, and interweave with threads from the wider Atlantic tradition of Gaelic heroic myth and legend.
A Year in the Life of the Isle of Skye (A Year in the Life) A Year in the Life of the Isle of Skye. The Isle of Skye is a world of contrasts, of mountains, of desolate brown moor, sparkling lochs, roaring waterfalls, sea cliffs and white coral beaches encircled by myriad islands floating in clear blue seas. Rich in history, as the backdrop to Bonnie Prince Charlie's flight from the English, it is the wild province of eagle, deer, salmon, seal and killer whale. Bill Birkett portrays the Isle throughout the seasons, from its awakening in spring to the icy grip of winter. In particular he focuses on the three key areas: the Red Cuillin, the Black Cuillin and the northerly and spectacular region of Trotternish.
Skye Tales: Traditions, Reflections...
and Memories. A compilation of lore, legend, tradition and incident
from the Isle of Skye. Contains a large amount of information
on the geography of the island (particularly the north) along
with sections on crofting, the Church, local superstitions,
sayings, second sight and even local characters past and present.
It aims to prove a resource for the historian, as well as a
compendium for those intersted in the island.
Long Walk on the Isle of Skye: A New...
75-mile Island Trail . David Paterson has pioneered another
route through the spectacular scenery of the West Highlands,
this time on the Isle of Skye. The 75 mile walk goes from the
most southern to the most northern tip, and is described in
Summer in Skye.
In 1864 Alexander Smith, poet and essayist, spent six weeks
on the island of Skye. Inspired by his stay, this prose poem
celebrates his life, the life around him and the history and
nature of the island.
(Landscape Fashioned by Geology S.)
A History and Tales from Rudh... an Dunain in Minginish
in the Island of Skye.
Three Chimneys: Recipes and...
Reflections from the Isle of Skye's World Famous Restaurant.
Archaeology of Skye and the Western...
Isles. The study of the archaeology of Skye and the Western
Isles has been transformed in recent years through the results
of new excavations, surveys and reassessment of earlier work.
Setting the Hebrides alongside better-known regions of Britain,
this book brings out the key features of Hebridean archaeology,
from the impressive Callanish stones and the great ritual monuments
of the Neolithic, the broch towers and wheelhouses of the Iron
Age, to the arrival of the Norse, and the Lords of the Isles.
The book also explores the history of human settlement and society
in these islands, from the first hunter-gatherers to the Clearances.
Isle of Skye: A Walker's Guide (A...
Cicerone Guide.) The Isle of Skye is the most scenically awe-inspiring
of Scotland's many islands: a place of elemental forces which
man has barely scratched. This new edition continues the tradition
of the first by visiting all corners of the island as well as
the Cuillin. Updated and in full colour with extensive photographs
and maps, it includes hard, demanding days, often in wonderfully
isolated locations. It is however a walking, not a climbing,
guide, and skills required are up to straightforward scrambling,
but some walks can be demanding and arduous.
in Skye: Guide to Walks and... Scrambles on the Black Cuillin.
Skye and Wester Ross: West...
Ross: West Coast Walks.
Scrambles: Climbing Guide (Rock &...
Ice Guides) The Cuillin of Skye offer the best scrambling to
be found anywhere in the British Isles. This guide describes
a collection of scrambles and climbs which range in variety
High: The Record of a Tour Through...
Scotland in the Wake of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell.
to Skye...Before the Bridge!:... Nostalgic Album Views.
of the Railways of the Scottish...
Highlands: Skye Railway v. 5 (Railways of the Scottish Highlands)
The railway to Sky between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh has
a fascinating and noble past. The narrative in this volume begins
in the days when arrogant feudal overlords fought like fury
to keep the railways out of the glens, and ends with the line's
devoted public fighting just as determinedly to prevent its
closure. There was action and incident in plenty along the 63
mile line that connects the eastern and western seas across
one of Scotland's most remote and beautiful regions; not least
in the way in which a confidence trickster relieved the board
of a ferry and escaped with it to Australia! Using many hitherto
untapped sources, the author unfolds the story of the Skye railway
in a detail not seen before.
Islands (Pocket Mountains).
Forty circular hill routes on the islands off the west coast
of Scotland (Skye, Arran, Islay, Jura, Mull, Eigg, Rum, Raasay,
Harris and the Uists), complete with contoured maps, colour
photography and local information – all packed into a
convenient pocket-sized format. Routes vary from easygoing half-day
treks to longer expeditions over multiple tops.
To Tour Skye