The history of Scotland is full of heroes and kings whose legends resonate through the ages. The Book of Scottish Names celebrates the country's Celtic, Viking and French influences, listing namesfrom the well-known Malcolm, Kirstie and Heather to the more unusual Torquil, Mariota and Eilidh. It explains their derivations, pronunciations and meanings, and recounts the legends assocated with their historical and mythical namesakes. A glossary of Scottish kings and queens gives further inspiration for anyone wanting to discover their Scottish ancestry.
The entries are accompanied with specially commissioned illustrations, making The Book of Scottish Names the ideal present for parents-to-be.