349 Views of Scotland

349 Views of Scotland

by David Squires

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Overview

Anyone who has walked or climbed in Scotland will sooner or later come across a view indicator – one of the discs or plates which identify surrounding features in the landscape. This is the first full-length work devoted to these devices. Since the first indicator appeared in 1890 at Ladies’ Rock in Stirling, more than 340 have been installed at viewpoints around Scotland – on hilltops, coastal sites, historic buildings, parks, golf courses and lay-bys. They range from the Mull of Galloway to Shetland, and from sea level to the country’s highest mountains. 349 Views of Scotland is a comprehensive and intriguing listing of these indicators, providing information about their physical description, designer, date and the various trusts, groups, councils, etc. that built them. Thirty-two maps show where the indicators are located and there are over 130 photographs, some of which date back many years, providing a fascinating historical aspect to the book. In the course of his research, the author has visited all the sites on the list. Inspiration for the project came from the work of the mountaineer Ben Humble, who published a catalogue of Scotland’s indicators in the 1930s and made a journey around many of them in the summer of 1938, reporting his findings to the Glasgow Evening Times. Another prompt was the question posed in the Cairngorm Club Journal in July, 1939: Instead of bagging a few more Munros, why not all the indicators? View indicators have been installed at some of the finest viewpoints in Scotland and this book will be an inspiration and essential companion for anyone visiting the viewpoints and wishing to know more about their history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849952224
Publisher: Whittles Publishing
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 24 MB
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Table of Contents

Scottish view indicators by county iv

Introduction v

Caithness 1

Sutherland 5

Ross and Cromarty 9

Inverness-shire 23

Nairnshire 39

Moray 41

Banffshire 47

Aberdeenshire 51

Kincardineshire 61

Angus 65

Perthshire 73

Argyll 85

Bute 99

Ayrshire 103

Renfrewshire 113

Dumbartonshire 119

Stirlingshire 123

Clackmannanshire 135

Kinross-Shire 139

Fife 141

East Lothian 147

Midlothian 153

West Lothian 161

Lanarkshire 165

Peeblesshire 169

Berwickshire 173

Roxburghshire 177

Dumfriesshire 181

Kircudbrightshire 185

Wigtownshire 189

Shetland 191

Orkney 195

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