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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 54. Chapters: Hebrides, Outer Hebrides, List of islands of Scotland, List of Inner Hebrides, List of Marilyns on Scottish islands, List of Outer Hebrides, List of freshwater islands in Scotland, Islands of the Forth, List of outlying islands of Scotland, List of Shetland islands, List of Orkney islands, Stroma, Scotland, Innis Mh r, Rona, Scottish Islands Federation, Craigmaroinn, Craiglethy, May Craig, Clett. Excerpt: The Outer Hebrides (Scottish Gaelic: , IPA: ) also known as the Western Isles and the Long Island, is an island chain off the west coast of Scotland. The islands are geographically contiguous with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, one of the 32 unitary council areas of Scotland. They form part of the Hebrides, separated from the Scottish mainland and from the Inner Hebrides by the waters of the Minch, the Little Minch and the Sea of the Hebrides. Scottish Gaelic was formerly the dominant language and remains widely spoken, although in some areas English speakers form a majority. Most of the islands have a bedrock formed from ancient metamorphic rocks and the climate is mild and oceanic. The 15 inhabited islands have a total population of about 26,500 and there are more than 50 substantial uninhabited islands. There are various important prehistoric structures, many of which pre-date the first written references to the islands by Roman and Greek authors. The Western Isles became part of the Su reyjar kingdom of the Norse, who ruled for over 400 years until sovereignty was transferred to Scotland by the Treaty of Perth in 1266. Control of the islands was then held by clan chiefs, principal of whom were the MacLeods, MacDonalds, Mackenzies and MacNeils. The Highland Clearances of the 19th century had a devastating effect on many communities and it is only in recent years that population levels have ceased to decline. Much o...
It is a travelogue that encapsulates Johnson's eighty-three days' journey to Scotland and the islands of Hebrides in 1773. Johnson has portrayed Scotland by depicting the scenes picturesquely.
Author: Samuel Johnson
It is a travelogue that encapsulates Johnson's eighty-three days' journey to Scotland and the islands of Hebrides in 1773. Johnson has portrayed Scotland by depicting the scenes picturesquely. The whole panorama enhances reader's interest to an utmost pleasure. Johnson has recorded and commented on the Scottish life including all its peculiarities. Interesting!
No other book can begin to emulate the range and depth of the information contained in The Scottish Islands. This is an impressive work of reference, providing a fascinating personal view of Scotland's distant outposts.
Author: Hamish Haswell-Smith
Publisher: Canongate Books
`As a reference source Haswell-Smith's book is invaluable... a monumental labour of love that communicates the author's own passion for island hopping and combines it delightfully with his further talents as a painter and artist.' Daily Telegraph Fully revised and updated, this is the only book with detailed information of every Scottish island and, for island hoppers, the orginal definitive list of the 162 `Haswells'. Beautifully illustrated with the author's own maps, sketches and paintings, this wonderful guide will take you everywhere, whether in dreams or afloat. From the abandoned crofts of Mingulay and the standing stones of Orkney to the white beaches of Colonsay and the spectacular Cuillin of skye, this is the first complete gazetteer to cover all of Scotland's many hundreds of islands, including those which are uninhabited and those which are notoriously difficult to reach. Packed with information on access, anchorages, points of historical or natural interest and things to do and see, this fascinating compendium provides indispensible information for touring, for browsing, for reference and for all of those travellers who wish to experience some of the most beautiful and remote places in the world. No other book begins to emulate the range and depth of the information contained in Illustrated with full colour artwork and relief maps of all the main islands, this is both an impressive work of reference and a fascinating personal view of Scotland's distant outposts.
Both beautiful and practical, "Exploring the Islands of Scotland" offers the intrepid traveler fascinating insight into this stunning region.
Author: Julian Holland
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Geologically unique, rich in flora and fauna, wild, remote and steeped in history, the many islands around the long and rugged coastline of Scotland are among the most unspoilt and beautiful destinations to be found anywhere on our crowded planet. Formed during massive and violent upheavals in the Earth's crust nearly three billion years ago and later eroded and shaped by the action of ice, the islands of Scotland also bear the scars of thousands of years of human occupation. From Neolithic settlements, chambered burial tombs, megalithic stone circles, and Iron Age brochs, to early Celtic Christian chapels, Viking place names, clan fortresses, deserted townships of the infamous 'clearances' and more modern relics of both world wars, the islands of Scotland are a historical treasure trove second to none. From the sand-blown machair of Tiree and the white shell-sand beaches of Barra to the towering sea-cliffs and stacks of remote St Kilda and the dramatic Cullins of Skye, the Scottish islands are famed worldwide for their beauty. Internationally recognised for their flora and fauna, the islands are also home to many important nature reserves that provide a safe haven for rare and endangered plant and bird species. The surrounding seas, rich in marine life, not only support vast colonies of seabirds but also large numbers of seal, whale, dolphin and porpoise. Exploring the Islands of Scotland is both beautiful and practical and not only provides the intrepid traveller with a fascinating insight into each island's history and flora and fauna, but also contains valuable information on how to get there, tourist information, what to see, where to stay and island walks.
These two works form a natural pair and, owing that they cover much of the same material, are often read together, focusing on the Scottish highlands.
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In 1773, James Boswell made a long-planned journey across the Scottish Highlands with his English friend Samuel Johnson; the two spent more than a hundred days together. Their tour of the Hebrides resulted in two books, A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775), a kind of locodescriptive ethnography and Johnson's most important work between his Shakespeare edition and his Lives of the Poets. The other, Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson (1785), a travel narrative experimenting with biography, the first application of the techniques he would use in his Life of Samuel Johnson (1791). These two works form a natural pair and, owing that they cover much of the same material, are often read together, focusing on the Scottish highlands. The text presents a lightly-edited version of both works, preserving the original orthography and corrected typographical errors to fit modern grammar standards. The introduction and notes provide clear and concise explanations on Johnson and Boswell's respective careers, their friendship and grand biographical projects. It also examines the Scottish Enlightenment, the status of England and Scotland during the Reformation through to the Union of the Crowns, and the Jacobite
The religion of the islands is that of the Kirk of Scotland . The gentlemen with
whom I conversed are all inclined to the English litur . gy ; but they are obliged to
maintain the esta . blished minister , and the country is too poor to afford payment