Exploring the Islands of Scotland: The Ultimate Practical Guide

Exploring the Islands of Scotland: The Ultimate Practical Guide

by Julian Holland
     
 

Wild, remote, and rich in both history and wildlife, the many islands dotting Scotland’s coastline are among the most unspoiled and beautiful destinations in the world. Formed during violent upheavals in the Earth’s crust nearly 3 billion years ago, and later eroded and shaped by the Ice Age, the islands also bear the scars of thousands of years of

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Wild, remote, and rich in both history and wildlife, the many islands dotting Scotland’s coastline are among the most unspoiled and beautiful destinations in the world. Formed during violent upheavals in the Earth’s crust nearly 3 billion years ago, and later eroded and shaped by the Ice Age, the islands also bear the scars of thousands of years of human occupation. With their Neolithic settlements, early Celtic Christian chapels, Viking place names, and clan fortresses, as well as more modern relics from two world wars, the islands are a historical treasure trove second to none. Both beautiful and practical, Exploring the Islands of Scotland offers the intrepid traveler fascinating insight into this stunning region. It details each island's history and flora and fauna, and provides valuable information on how to get there, what to see, where to stay, and the best island walks. More than 200 full-color photographs capture each gorgeous locale.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711227583
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Author and photographer Julian Holland has contributed to Exploring Britain's Long Distance Paths (AA Publishing 1992), Walking Britain's Rivers and Canals (HarperCollins 1997) and Walkers' Britain (AA Publishing 1999). He was also the author and photographer of Water Under the Bridge (Collins & Brown 1998). His other titles for Frances Lincoln are Exploring the Islands of England and Wales and Exploring the Islands of Scotland. He lives in Glastonbury, Somerset.

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