The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands

Author: Rob Humphreys,Darren (Norm) Longley,Helena Smith,James Stewart,Steve Vickers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241007704

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 8661

This new, full-color Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands & Islands is the definitive travel guide to this untamed region, with detailed, stylish maps and stunning photography to bring it all to life. From the deserted white strands of South Harris to moody Glen Coe, this is the perfect place to drop off the radar, whether you're camping wild or staying in a boutique hideaway. The Munro summits are as much of a challenge as ever, and the Highlands are also packed with countless other opportunities for adventure, from world-class sea kayaking and mountain biking to near empty surf-breaks. Whether you're traveling by car, bike, or public transportation, this guide's comprehensive travel advice will help you find your way around easily and point you in the direction of incredible animals such as puffins and whales. Up-to-date and honest reviews of all the best accommodations and home-grown, fresh eating options for all budgets will all ensure that you maximize your time in the most stunning part of Scotland. Now available in ePub format.

Scotland The Best

Author: Peter Irvine

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000745063X

Category: Travel

Page: 432

View: 8549

The true Scot's insider's guide to the very best Scotland has to offer.

The Rough Guide to Scotland

Author: Rob Humphreys,Donald Reid,Helena Smith

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1848367198

Category: Travel

Page: 671

View: 1869

The Rough Guide to Scotland is the ultimate travel guide to this beguiling and beautiful country, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all of Scotland�s attractions, from the world-class cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to its many idyllic islands. Written in Rough Guides� trademark honest and informative style, The Rough Guide to Scotland features detailed practical advice on what to see and do and how to get about, plus up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, b&bs, pubs, shops and restaurants.This guide coverseverything from traditional village pubs to puffin-spotting on Shetland, plus, of course, a few tips on whisky tasting, with full-colour features on Scotland�s legendary festivals and its culinary traditions. Whatever your budget, The Rough Guide to Scotland will help you make the most of your time in Scotland.

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors

A Guide to Ancestry Research in the Scottish Record Office

Author: Cecil Sinclair

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 155

View: 4040

Indispensable step-by-step guide to discovering your Scottish origins.

HIDDEN SCOTLAND (new Edition)

Author: Ann Lindsay

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9781780274096

Category: Scotland

Page: 216

View: 3144

Did you know that trains used to travel by sail across the Angus countryside, that Scotland produced a Queen of Morocco, saw the death of Queen Guinevere and elected a Queen of the island of Handa?In this marvellously entertaining and informative book, Ann Lindsay introduces a huge range of quirky, intriguing and amusing details about ...

Scottish Highlands

The Hillwalking Guide

Author: Jim Manthorpe

Publisher: Trail Blazer Publications

ISBN: 9781873756843

Category: Travel

Page: 310

View: 5281

Covers eighty-one hills in the Scottish Highlands. Detailed maps in the classic Trailblazer style including tricky trail junctions, walking times, and points of interest. Plus places to stay, places to eat, and a full-color flora identification section

His Bloody Project

Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae (Man Booker Prize Finalist 2016)

Author: Graeme MaCrae Burnet

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510719229

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 3872

Man Booker Prize Finalist, LA Times Book Prize Finalist, New York Times Editor’s Choice, and an American Booksellers Association National Indie Bestseller! Named a Best Book of 2016 by Newsweek, NPR, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Sunday Times! In the smash hit historical thriller that the New York Times Book Review calls “thought provoking fiction,” a brutal triple murder in a remote Scottish farming community in 1869 leads to the arrest of seventeen-year-old Roderick Macrae. There is no question that Macrae committed this terrible act. What would lead such a shy and intelligent boy down this bloody path? And will he hang for his crime? Presented as a collection of documents discovered by the author, His Bloody Project opens with a series of police statements taken from the villagers of Culdie, Ross-shire. They offer conflicting impressions of the accused; one interviewee recalls Macrae as a gentle and quiet child, while another details him as evil and wicked. Chief among the papers is Roderick Macrae’s own memoirs where he outlines the series of events leading up to the murder in eloquent and affectless prose. There follow medical reports, psychological evaluations, a courtroom transcript from the trial, and other documents that throw both Macrae’s motive and his sanity into question. Graeme Macrae Burnet’s multilayered narrative—centered around an unreliable narrator—will keep the reader guessing to the very end. His Bloody Project is a deeply imagined crime novel that is both thrilling and luridly entertaining from an exceptional new voice.

Visit Scotland Touring Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007169477

Category: Scotland

Page: 320

View: 4792

The official guide to Scotland, published in association with Visit Scotland. It contains all of Scotland's most interesting tourist attractions in one easy-to-use guide, detailing over 1700 places to visit and things to do. It includes an easy-to-use index and locator maps and features stunning scenery, natural wonders, heritage, speciality and leisure attractions. Essential information on each attraction includes: how to get there by road and public transport, opening hours, telephone numbers, web sites, facilities and admission charges, a description and general details and information on access for disabled visitors.

The Diary of a Bookseller

Author: Shaun Bythell

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782833633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 6766

Love, Nina meets Black Books: a wry and hilarious account of life in Scotland's biggest second-hand bookshop and the band of eccentrics and book-obsessives who work there 'The Diary Of A Bookseller is warm (unlike Bythell's freezing-cold shop) and funny, and deserves to become one of those bestsellers that irritate him so much.' (Mail on Sunday) 'Utterly compelling and Bythell has a Bennett-like eye for the amusing eccentricities of ordinary people ... I urge you to buy this book and please, even at the risk of being insulted or moaned at, buy it from a real live bookseller.' (Charlotte Heathcote Sunday Express) Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, almost ... In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books (both lost classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.

Nothing to See Here

A Guide to the Hidden Joys of Scotland

Author: Anne Ward

Publisher: Pocket Mountains

ISBN: 9781907025129

Category: Scotland

Page: 192

View: 9648

Started by Anne Ward in 2007, www.nothingtoseehere.net is an online travel guide to the unusual places overlooked by the glossy brochures and coach parties. This text brings together Anne's writing and photographs of unusual museums, quirky cafes, art-deco factories and Victorian public conveniences."

Scotch Missed

The Lost Distilleries of Scotland

Author: Brian Townsend

Publisher: Neil Wilson Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781897784976

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 2354

Townsend details the ruins of almost every Victorian working distillery in Scotland, from the remnants of once-great concerns such as Saucel Distillery in Paisley to a tumble of bricks and mortar in a remote location, like Glen Tarras at Langholm.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Scotland

Author: DK Travel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465478027

Category: Travel

Page: 232

View: 2909

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Scotland is your in-depth guide to this unique country. Explore all that Scotland has to offer, from the streets of Edinburgh to the wind-swept highlands and lochs, from golf trips and whiskey tours to impromptu ceilidhs in cozy pubs. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Scotland. + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights. + Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Scotland truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands & Islands

Author: Lonely Planet,Neil Wilson,Andy Symington

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1743602626

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 1414

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands & Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Discover hundreds of varieties of whisky, take the challenge of walking the West Highland Way and savour some of Europe's most sought-after seafood; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Scotland's Highlands & Islands and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Scotland's Highlands & Islands Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, Highland culture, landscape, wildlife, food & drink, castles, lochs & mountains, islands Over 30 colour maps Covers Inverness, the Highlands, Orkney & Shetland, the West Highland Way and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands & Islands, our most comprehensive guide to the region, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Scotland guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Neil Wilson, Andy Symington About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated)

Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 1101887281

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 813

Perfect for readers of the bestselling Outlander novels—and don’t miss The Outlandish Companion Volume Two! #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels, the inspiration for the Starz original series. From the moment Claire Randall stepped through a standing stone circle and was thrown back in time to the year 1743—and into a world that threatens life, limb, loyalty, heart, soul, and everything else Claire has—readers have been hungry to know everything about this world and its inhabitants, particularly a Scottish soldier named Jamie Fraser. In this beautifully illustrated compendium of all things Outlandish, Gabaldon covers the first four novels of the main series, including: • full synopses of Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn • a complete listing of the characters (fictional and historical) in the first four novels in the series, as well as family trees and genealogical notes • a comprehensive glossary and pronunciation guide to Gaelic terms and usage • The Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel, explained • frequently asked questions to the author and her (sometimes surprising) answers • an annotated bibliography • essays about medicine and magic in the eighteenth century, researching historical fiction, creating characters, and more • professionally cast horoscopes for Jamie and Claire • the making of the TV series: how we got there from here, and what happened next (including “My Brief Career as a TV Actor”) • behind-the-scenes photos from the Outlander TV series set For anyone who wants to spend more time with the Outlander characters and the world they inhabit, Diana Gabaldon here opens a door through the standing stones and offers a guided tour of what lies within.

Precious and Grace

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (17)

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1101871369

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6269

In this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi help a young woman on a quest to find someone from her past. Changes are afoot at the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, where Mma Makutsi, who has recently been promoted to co-director, has been encouraging Mma Ramotswe to update to more modern office practices. However, an unusual case will require both of them to turn their attention firmly to the past. A young Canadian woman who spent her early childhood in Botswana requests the agency’s help in recovering important pieces of her life there. With only a faded photograph—and, of course, some good old-fashioned detective skills—to guide them, Precious and Grace set out to locate the house that the woman used to live in and the caretaker who looked after her many years ago. But when the journey takes an unexpected turn, they are forced to consider whether some lost things may be better off unfound. Busy as she is with this challenging investigation, Mma Ramotswe can always be relied on to come to the aid of her friends—who seem to have a special knack for landing in hot water. Mr. Polopetsi, an occasional assistant at the agency, has made an ill-advised business decision that may lead to serious trouble. And next door at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, Fanwell, the junior mechanic, has become helplessly attached to a stray dog who proves to be a bigger responsibility than he can handle. With Mma Makutsi by her side, Mma Ramotswe dispenses help and sympathy with the graciousness and warmth for which she is so well known, and everyone is led to surprising insights into the healing power of compassion, forgiveness, and new beginnings. From the Hardcover edition.

Lonely Planet - Scotland

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Travel Guide

ISBN: 9781786573384

Category: Travel

Page: 480

View: 4586

The Whisky Kitchen

100 Ways with Whisky and Food

Author: Sheila McConachie,Graham Harvey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955414572

Category: Cooking (Whiskey)

Page: 224

View: 1498

From their restaurant in Speyside the authors have created a range of recipes, each using Scotch whisky to compliment or contrast the food.

Master of the Game

Author: Sidney Sheldon

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062015583

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 2663

Kate Blackwell is the symbol of success—a beautiful woman who has parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Now, celebrating her 90th birthday, Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated, and loved: the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil—her winnings in life.

101 Coolest Things to Do in Scotland

Author: 100 Coolest Things

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781536851489

Category:

Page: 50

View: 7520

Congratulations! You've Found the Ultimate Guide to Scotland Travel! You are super lucky to be going to Scotland, and this guide will let you know all of the coolest things to do, see, and eat around the country, including popular destinations like Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Highlands, the Shetlands, Dundee, and Inverness. Why You Need 101 Coolest Things to Do in Scotland This Scotland guide will give you the lowdown on: the very best things to shove in your pie hole, from hearty classics like haggis to dishes in Michelin star restaurants incredible adventure activities, from diving under the ocean to taking surfing lessons the best shopping so that you can take a little piece of Scotland back home with you, whether that's a Shetland sweater or something cool from a flea market the coolest historical and cultural sights that you simply cannot afford to miss, from prehistoric ruins through to medieval cathedrals unmissable festivals, ehether you want to chow down at a food festival or party all night under the stars where to party like a local person and make Scottish friends and tonnes more coolness besides! Get Your Copy NOW! Tags: Scotland, Scotland Travel Guide, Edinburgh Travel Guide, Glasgow Travel Guide, Backpacking Scotland, Scotland History, Scottish Food, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland Holidays, Scotland Tours