Contains information that visitors need to know about the island's heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna. Helping visitors to explore and understand the landscape, this book also offers information on services, facilities and places to visit.
This is the essential guide book that contains everything the visitor needs to know about the island's heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna. As well as helping visitors to explore and understand the landscape, it gives an array of useful information on services, facilities and places to visit. As beautiful as it is informative, this book features a wealth of stunning photography, supplied by Derek Croucher.
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Norman Newton was born in Glasgow in 1944, spent his teenage years in Nelson, New Zealand, and attended college and university in the USA. In 1971 he returned to Scotland to work in university and public libraries, in Glasgow, Campbeltown and Inverness. He has written extensively on Scottish islands, Highland history and archaeology, and is now the reference librarian at Inverness public library.
Table of Contents
Map of the Island; Introduction; 1 Unravelling Topography; 2 The Island's Capital and Crossroads; 3 Distilleries and Early Christians; 4 The Lords of the Isles; 5 Medieval Splendour in a Gaelic Peninsula; 6 Standing Stones in an Orwellian Environment; 7 Birds, Rocks and Ruins; Useful Information and Places to Visit; Place Names and their Pronunciations; Further Reading; Index.
Islay: Pevensey Island Guides by Norman Newton
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