The Western Highlands of Scotland

The Western Highlands of Scotland

Field guide to the one of the most popular areas in the UK for geological field trips and studies where some of the oldest rocks on Earth are exposed.

Author: Con Gillen

Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd

ISBN: 1780460406

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Field guide to the one of the most popular areas in the UK for geological field trips and studies where some of the oldest rocks on Earth are exposed.
Categories: Nature

The History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland

The History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland

Initially published in 1836 and now updated with an enlightening new introduction, this invaluable edition is a classic piece of scholarship on an era of Highland history often neglected.

Author: Donald Gregory

Publisher: Tuckwell Press

ISBN: IND:30000110592759

Category: History

Page: 453

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Exploring the turbulent and compelling past of Scotland’s west Highlands and islands in the late medieval era, this history of the lands of the former MacDonald "Lords of the Isles" charts the failure of the series of attempts to restore MacDonald's dominance in the west and the struggle to fill the resultant vacuum of power. This meticulously researched narrative travels through the changing fortunes of Scottish clans between 1493 and 1625 and the various ways in which those histories have been relayed and recorded for posterity. Initially published in 1836 and now updated with an enlightening new introduction, this invaluable edition is a classic piece of scholarship on an era of Highland history often neglected.
Categories: History

Ford A Village in the West Highlands of Scotland

Ford  A Village in the West Highlands of Scotland

This book will provide new insights not only for those interested in life in the Highlands but also for all those interested in small communities in other parts of the world.

Author: John B. Stephenson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813159294

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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The Highlands of Scotland, like the southern Appalachians of the United States, have long been a problem area in Great Britain, troubled with a fading economy and loss of population. Most books about the region, however, are popular volumes that romanticize a bygone way of life. This study of Ford, a village of some 160 people in western Argyllshire, thus fills a gap in the literature and provides a look at the present realities of Scottish life. Although the Highlands are by no means a homogeneous region, Ford in its size and makeup is perhaps a representative rural settlement. John Stephenson, who conducted extensive interviews in the village during 1981, focuses his study on the theme of survival, on whether this particular village shows signs of enduring as a community of people bound together by common interests and situations. Though necessarily tentative, his conclusions are optimistic. Ford has shown a recent increase in population, consisting almost entirely of newcomers, and though its residents have now a more varied background, they seem to have a sense of place, of belonging to the village. This book will provide new insights not only for those interested in life in the Highlands but also for all those interested in small communities in other parts of the world.
Categories: Social Science

The Western Highlands

The Western Highlands

Author: James Alexander Parker

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:29380695

Category: Highlands (Scotland)

Page: 136

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Categories: Highlands (Scotland)

The Companion Guide to the West Highlands of Scotland

The Companion Guide to the West Highlands of Scotland

Describes the geography and history of each section of lochs and Highlands along the western coast of Scotland and identifies points of interest

Author: William H. Murray

Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct

ISBN: 0131547747

Category: Travel

Page: 415

View: 931

Describes the geography and history of each section of lochs and Highlands along the western coast of Scotland and identifies points of interest
Categories: Travel

Somewhere in Scotland

Somewhere in Scotland

Author: Alasdair Alpin MacGregor

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:427567102

Category: Highlands (Scotland)

Page: 246

View: 405

Categories: Highlands (Scotland)

The Companion Guide to the West Highlands of Scotland

The Companion Guide to the West Highlands of Scotland

The West Highlands and the Hebrides . Cambridge University Press . 1964
RICHEY , J . E . British Regional Geology : Scotland : The Tertiary Volcanic
Districts . Geological Survey . HMSO . 3rd edition revised . Deals with
Ardnamurchan , Mull ...

Author: William Hutchison Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012330424

Category: Highlands (Scotland)

Page: 415

View: 309

Categories: Highlands (Scotland)

Popular Tales of the West Highlands

Popular Tales of the West Highlands

178 , that “ Fragments of the compositions of the Irish bard Oisin were conveyed
to the Highlands of Scotland from time to time by the Irish Shanachies . They
were there committed to memory by story - tellers , and recited as they had been
in ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10035495

Category:

Page: 480

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Popular Tales of the West Highlands Orally Collected with a Translation

Popular Tales of the West Highlands  Orally Collected  with a Translation

178, that " Fragments of the compositions of the Irish bard OiBin were conveyed
to the Highlands of Scotland from time to time by the Irish Shanachies. They were
there committed to memory by story-tellers, and recited as they had been in ...

Author: John Francis Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:300005064

Category: English literature

Page:

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Categories: English literature

Early Medieval Sculpture in the West Highlands and Islands

Early Medieval Sculpture in the West Highlands and Islands

The carvings presented here belong to the centuries between the introduction of Christianity to western Scotland by Irish monks such as St Columba, and the arrival of new monastic orders in the 12th century.

Author: Ian Fisher

Publisher: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

ISBN: UCSD:31822031981004

Category: Crosses

Page: 178

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The carvings presented here belong to the centuries between the introduction of Christianity to western Scotland by Irish monks such as St Columba, and the arrival of new monastic orders in the 12th century.
Categories: Crosses

Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

They are very numerous in our extensive western sands , and ought to be
assiduously sought after , either for local consumption , or , where practicable , for
prompt despatch to a ready market . The whole West Highlands of Scotland
being ...

Author: Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3021689

Category:

Page:

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The West Highland Galley

The West Highland Galley

Gildas : The Ruin of Britain and other works , Phillimore ( 1978 ) Carved Stones
Bailey , R . N . , Viking Age Sculpture , London ( 1980 ) Campbell , J . L . , &
Thomson , D . , ( eds ) , Edward Lhuyd in the Scottish Highlands 1699 - 1700 ,
Oxford ...

Author: Denis Rixson

Publisher: Dufour Editions

ISBN: UOM:39015048530722

Category: Travel

Page: 237

View: 950

This text provides an assessment of the importance of the galley in the economy of the Scottish Highlands as a means of transporting mercenaries to Ireland. It argues that surplus manpower following the Union of the Crowns became a major factor in the collapse of Scotland into civil war.
Categories: Travel

Catalogue of the Library of the Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore

Catalogue of the Library of the Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore

HIGHER SCHOOLS HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND OGILVY , Mrs. D. Book of
Highland minstrelsy . ... REID , J. T. Art rambles in the Highlands and islands of
Scotland . ... GREGORY , D. History of the western Highlands and isles of
Scotland .

Author: George Peabody Library

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556000619429

Category: Catalogs, Dictionary

Page:

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Categories: Catalogs, Dictionary

Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Galloway and a West Highlander
minus the horns . Indeed , the similarity is so great that when we bear in mind the
fact that previous to the close of the eighteenth century almost all the Galloways ...

Author: Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNJZBV

Category: Agriculture

Page:

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Categories: Agriculture