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Hidden Scotland: Scotland's Hidden Past

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Did you know that herds of bison used to roam the Scottish countryside? Or that the first elephant to visit Scotland got stuck in a pub in Renfrewshire? In this marvellously entertaining and informative book, Ann Lindsay introduces a bewildering range of quirky, intriguing and amusing details about Scotland's past and present. Some of what she reveals is verifiable by fact, some shrouded in mystery and superstition, yet all enriches our understanding and appreciation of this fascinating country. Packed with ...

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Overview

Did you know that herds of bison used to roam the Scottish countryside? Or that the first elephant to visit Scotland got stuck in a pub in Renfrewshire? In this marvellously entertaining and informative book, Ann Lindsay introduces a bewildering range of quirky, intriguing and amusing details about Scotland's past and present. Some of what she reveals is verifiable by fact, some shrouded in mystery and superstition, yet all enriches our understanding and appreciation of this fascinating country. Packed with information on curious places, bizarre happenings and perplexing oddities, Hidden Scotland is a real eye-opener that will amaze even the most erudite student of Scottish culture. It includes detailed instructions on how to get to all the places mentioned in the book, making it an indispensable guide to those keen to explore the more alternative destinations on Scotland's tourist trail.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841583488
  • Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Lindsay was brought up in rural Aberdeenshire. She has written a number of books, including Mystical Scotland, Seeds of Blood and Beauty and The Dried Flower Garden. Ann Lindsay lives near Dunkeld, Perthshire.

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