Yon Bonnie Banks by Yon Bonnie Braes:...
A Tayside Childhood.
River Tay and Its People. From its source as a burn in the
mountains of Argyllshire to its mighty estuary on the North
Sea, the River Tay wends its way through some of Scotland's
finest scenery. By the time it reaches the coast, 117 miles
after leaving Loch Tay, it has become Britain's greatest river,
discharging a larger volume of water than the Thames and Severn
basins combined. For visitors the river is, in all its mood,
a constant source of pleasure. For many, however, it is a lifeline
bringing employment and prosperity. This book, the first to
be written about the Tay for a hundred years, looks at the river
through the eyes of those live and work along its banks. As
it flows through Highland Perthshire and cuts through fertile
straths and valleys on its way, a memorable picture of Scotland
in microcosm emerges. The lifestyle of the fishing ghillies
and salmon netters is a far cry from that of the welders in
Dundee's oil-rig fabrication yards or the dockers of bustling
Perth harbour so following the river's course the reader is
offered a unique and fascinating view of a much-loved countryside.
From Kenmore, where the famous salmon season is launched each
year, to the Tay estuary, where whalers were once built and
the columns of the collapsed Tay Rail Bridge act as an ominous
reminder of the river's power, "The River Tay and its People"
is a memorable picture of one of Scotland's most beautiful areas.
and Tayside (Exploring Scotland's... Heritage.
Mans River: Paintings and Sketches... from Scotland's River
and Vessels Associated with the... Small Ports of the River
Illustrated History of Tayside's... Railways.
and Tayside: A Landscape Fashioned... by Geology.
Sword and Pen: Poems of 1915 from... Dundee and Tayside.
Studies Materials: Directory of... Library Collections in
Railway Bridge of the Silvery... Reinvestigating the Tay
Bridge Disaster of 1879.
Dundee Handbook: What to Do and....
An Illustrated Architectural...
on Record: Images of the Past.
Names, People and Places.
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