Best Stornoway Hotels
Cabarfeidh Hotel, Perceval Road South, Stornoway HS1 2EU, Scotland. Contemporary Hotel situated in 8 acres, on the outskirts of Stornoway. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Caladh Inn, 11 James Street, formerly Seaforth Hotel, Stornoway HS1 2QN, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
County Hotel, 12-14 Francis Street, Stornoway HS1 2XB, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Doune Braes Hotel, Carloway HS2 9AA, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Hebridean Guest House, 61 Bayhead, Stornoway HS1 2DZ, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Ravenswood Hotel, 12 Matheson Road, Stornoway HS87 2LR, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Royal Hotel Stornoway, Cromwell Street, Stornoway HS1 2DG, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Thorlee Guest House, 1 Cromwell St, Stornoway HS1 2DB, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
A'Mhurain: The Outer Hebrides of... Scotland. A new edition
of Paul Strand's beautiful photographs from his 1954 visit to
the rugged island of South Uist, off the west coast of Scotland.
Juxtaposing people and the landscape, these staggering beautiful
images depict the timeless complicity he saw between humankind
and nature in this wild terrain. In the spirit of La France
de Profil and Un Pases: Portrait of an Italian Valley, these
meditative photographs celebrate the wholesome beauty of everyday
life. Whether it is a view of rocks and the sea, of scudding
clouds hanging over a seaside hamlet, or the proud figure of
an earthbound fisherman before his stone cottage, Strand's transcendent
images render the island and its inhabitants timeless and eternal.
to the Hebrides George Clayton Anderson (1808-77) was only
twenty-three when he set out from Newcastle in 1831 with his
brother, Dick, and the professional artist William Train to
explore the Western isles and remote St Kilda. The following
year he journeyed to the Shetlands and in 1833 returned again
to Skye and the Western Isles while on his way to the Faroes.
Atkinson was a keen naturalist, founder member of the Natural
History Society of Northumberland and Durham and Newcastle,
and a friend of the engraver Thomas Beckwith. His travels brought
him into contact with such giants of the day as William MacGillivray,
Dr William Hooker and John Scoular. His keen interest in birds
led him to become the first curator of the ornithological section
of the Hancock Museum, an interest reflected in his descriptions
of the bird-life of these islands. The large leather-bound journals
chronicling their adventures, and largely unknown outside his
family, were richly embellished with original watercolours and
drawings of his tours, made by some of the finest local artists
of the day. While vividly resurrecting a living, breathing portrait
of those whose lives added such a a colour to the landscape,
his diary also reveals a community in the painful throes of
transition and at a watershed between the ancient and the modern.
Fragile Islands: A Journey Through... the Outer Hebrides.
in the Western Isles (Clan Walk... Guides.)
Road to the Isles: Travellers in the... Hebrides 1770 to
and the Bishop's Isles: Living on... the Margin. This fascinating
book was first published in 2002, and gives an up-to-date look
into the history of Barra and its adjacent islands (the southernmost
Outer Hebrides). It begins with a look at the geology and ecology
of the islands, and then moves into their history, going from
the end of the last ice age 10,000 years ago to the enforced
emigrations of the mid-nineteenth century. Along the way, the
reader is treated to many pictures (most black-and-white, but
some color), and a good deal of in-depth analysis.
Islands That Roofed the World:... Easdale, Seil, Luing and
Smoke and Spirit: The Story of... Islay and Its Whiskies
. Islay's fascinating story is uncovered: from its history and
stories of the many shipwrecks which litter its shores, to the
beautiful wildlife, landscape and topography of the island revealed
through intimate descriptions of the austerely beautiful and
remote countryside. Interleaved through these different narrative
strands comes the story of the whiskies themselves, traced from
a distant past of bothies and illegal stills to present-day
legality and prosperity. The flavour of each spirit is analysed
and the differences between them teased out, as are the stories
of the notable men and women who have played such a integral
part in their creation.
Hebridean Traveller For centuries the Highlands and Islands
of Scotland were regarded as culturally as well as physically
distinct. Highlanders had a bad reputation, or suffered from
a bad press, depending on perspective. This imaginative and
stimulating book explores the various attitudes to the area
through the writing of those who travelled there over the centuries.
In it Denis Rixson examines a huge a variety of sources, from
early lists of the islands to Dean Munro, Timothy Pont and Martin
Martin; from maps and charts to official records of the Church
and State and the dozens of individual accounts by those who
visited the area and encountered its people. These records enable
us to build up a remarkably detailed composite picture of a
remote area which was long hidden from the rest of Britain,
sheltered by distance, obscured by differences of language and
culture and often politically and militarily opposed. The Hebridean
Traveller concentrates on the period from earliest times to
around 1800, when the modern tourist industry was beginning
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