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The Mediaeval Castles of Skye
The Mediaeval Castles of Skye and Lochalsh

The Skye Bridge Story
The Skye Bridge Story: Multi-national Interests and People Power

The Light Fantastic
The Light Fantastic: Stories of a Skye Woman


Skye The Island
Skye: The Island

The Cuillin
The Cuillin

Skye Guide
Skye (Pevensey Island Guides)

Skye Rambler's Guide
Isle of Skye (Collins Rambler's Guides)

Aig an Oir at the Edge
Aig an Oir at the Edge: The Society of Wildlife Artists Visit Scotland's Atlantic Oakwoods

Skye: The Cuillin (Superwalker S.)

Best Routes on Skye and Raasay
50 Best Routes on
Skye and Raasay

Skye Walks
Pathfinder Guide: Skye and North West...

Island Walks
Island Walks: Western Isles, Skye and...

Wheels Around Skye and Lochalsh
Wheels Around Skye and Lochalsh

A Family in Skye,

Island of Skye
Mountaineering Club

Skye: A Traveller's Guide

Portrait of Skye and
the Outer Hebrides

Skye: The Island and Its Legends

Portrait of Skye and the Outer Hebrides...

The Mediaeval Castles of Skye and Lochalsh

Discovering Skye

The Magic of Skye (Guides S.)

Tales of Dunvegan

The Magic of Wester Ross and Skye

Skye Books

Skye LegendsSkye: 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 SkyeA 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.

Old Skye Tales

Old 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.

A Long Walk On The Isle Of Skye

A 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 full here.

A Summer in Skye

A 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.

Skye (Landscape Fashioned by Geology S.)

MacAskill: A History and Tales from Rudh... an Dunain in Minginish in the Island of Skye.

The Three Chimneys: Recipes and... Reflections from the Isle of Skye's World Famous Restaurant.

The Archaeology of Skye

The 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.

Skye Walker's Guide

The 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.

Scrambles in Skye: Guide to Walks and... Scrambles on the Black Cuillin.

Skye Walks

Knoydart, Skye and Wester Ross: West... Ross: West Coast Walks.

Skye Scrambles

Skye 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 and difficulty.

Skye High: The Record of a Tour Through... Scotland in the Wake of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell.

Over to Skye...Before the Bridge!:... Nostalgic Album Views.

History 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.

The Islands

The 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.

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