Scottish Mountaineering Club Hillwalkers Guide

Author: Scottish Mountaineering Club

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780907521570

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 288

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This is a fully illustrated guidebook to the principle hillwalkers'' routes on all the 3000 ft. mountains of Scotland.'

Place name discoveries on Upper Deeside and the far Highlands

Author: Ian Murray,Adam Watson

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1782223274

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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In this book the authors present many unpublished place names from Upper Deeside and from counties in the Highlands beyond. These were heard from indigenous folk back to 1941. Names are given with phonetic spellings, so that readers can pronounce them accurately, and in most cases with translations from Gaelic, Norse, Scots or Pictish into English. The book is richly illustrated with photographs of places and informants. Of interest to residents and visitors, it should help preserve for the future an important aspect of local identity and language.

Munro Almanac

Author: Cameron McNeish

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 1906476942

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 4091


This guide to all of Scotland's Munros details the new list of 285 peaks and their localities, Gaelic pronunciation, height, and climbing routes with times for both ascent and descent. Maps and photographs illustrate the region with hints on where to stay, OS references and difficulty ratings.

The Golden Eagle

Author: Jeff Watson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408114208

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 1328


This comprehensive monograph is a second edition of one of the most popular Poyser monographs; it covers all aspects of this spectacular eagle's biology and ecology, including a full review of the literature and incorporating the considerable body of research on the species since the publication of the first edition in 1997. The late Jeff Watson was one of Scotland's foremost eagle experts, with more than 20 years of research on the birds; following Jeff's untimely death, the book is being completed by his colleagues Des Thompson and Helen Riley. Scottish studies provide the foundation for a treatment that also includes up-to-date information from work in North America, continental Europe and elsewhere. This global view allows fascinating insights into the species' relationships with a variety of different habitats and leads to many new and important conclusions regarding its ecology. This highly readable and authoritative account is destined to become the standard reference on the species, both in Scotland and elsewhere in the world. The text is enriched with many superb pictures of this majestic bird and additional wash landscapes capture the very special atmosphere of Scotland's Golden Eagle country.

Global Geotourism Perspectives

Author: Ross Kingston Dowling,David Newsome

Publisher: Goodfellow Pub Limited


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 9159


An outstanding collection of international case studies that provide insight into and suggest best practice for issues such as conservation, risk management, education, marketing, interpretation and technology of actual and developing geotourism sites.

The Ballad in Scottish History

Author: Edward J. Cowan

Publisher: Tuckwell PressLtd

ISBN: 9781862320086

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 9200


This collection aims to investigate the value of the Scottish ballads for historians of the period from the middle ages to the early 20th century. The role played by collectors such as Ramsay, Burns, Scott and Hogg is surveyed as are such themes as contemporaneity, fairy belief, the Border Ballads, 19th-century protest ballads and the songs of the 20th-century travelling fraternity.


Author: Tom Smallman,Graeme Cornwallis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780864425928

Category: Scotland

Page: 488

View: 9741


The Scottish Highlands are one of Europe's last great wildernesses, with a wealth of mountains, lakes, rivers, moors and dramatic coastal scenery. This guide to the country has separate chapters detailing the historic Highlands, and provides information on climbing, fishing, golf and walking.