In a breathtaking hundred pages, this book takes you from the arrival of Mesolithic people in the Highlands through Scotland's bloody history right up to the current bid for independence. Enjoy learning about the transition from hunter gathering to farming, the invasion of the Picts and their long rule before the Scots muscled into Argyll. As the Scottish nation emerges, learn of elected kings, the injustices of William Shakespeare's assassination of Macbeth's character and the effects on Scotland of the conquering of England by the Normans in 1066AD. It also covers William Wallace, Braveheart Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, the Jacobites, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Highland clearances. Tony Harmsworth has been presenting Scotland's history to the public for over 25 years through exhibitions, audio-visuals, lectures, guide books and as a tour guide and webmaster. In this work he takes the most violent aspects of Scotland's past and describes the effect on the Highland people.