Tales of the Morar Highlands

Overview

Beyond Fort William, on the road to the Isles, lies Morar, the 'Highlands of the Highlands' and center of the 'Rough Bounds', that wild, desolate but uniquely beautiful part of Scotland that was once the homeland of the Clan Macdonald of Clanranald, Lords of the Isles. Inspired by bards, writers and images of the past, Alasdair Roberts has collected and revitalized a huge number of traditional tales which transport the reader to the heart of this remote and beguiling landscape. Tales of the Morar Highlands is a ...

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Overview

Beyond Fort William, on the road to the Isles, lies Morar, the 'Highlands of the Highlands' and center of the 'Rough Bounds', that wild, desolate but uniquely beautiful part of Scotland that was once the homeland of the Clan Macdonald of Clanranald, Lords of the Isles. Inspired by bards, writers and images of the past, Alasdair Roberts has collected and revitalized a huge number of traditional tales which transport the reader to the heart of this remote and beguiling landscape. Tales of the Morar Highlands is a book packed with extraordinary incident and remarkable characters, from mysterious loch monsters and fugitive princes to lords, priests and smugglers, as well as the ordinary people who have made this fascinating part of Scotland their home for thousands of years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780270142
  • Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,451,563
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alasdair Roberts has worked extensively in Gaelic education, history and research. He studied history at Edinburgh University and was a lecturer in teacher training at the Northern College in Aberdeen. Now retired, he lives with his wife beside Loch Morar.

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