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Scotland S Hidden History

Author : Ian Armit
ISBN : 075243764X
Genre : History
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This book includes regional itineraries, a guide to museums and heritage attractions, and an archaeolgical glossary.
Category: History

Curious Scotland

Author : George Rosie
ISBN : 9781783782468
Genre : History
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The histories of nations are never as simple as their legends suggest. George Rosie has been driven by a powerful curiosity about the country he has lived in since he was an Edinburgh schoolboy fifty years ago. This lively mindset has established him as one of Scotland's most inquiring writers and journalists, in print and on television. In Curious Scotland, he unearths and illuminates many neglected aspects of Scottish history in a rich collection of episodes that ranges from the Picts to the Indian tribes of North America. What became of the sons of Robert Burns? How did Scotland influence the Ku Klux Klan? Why was a Hebridean island deliberately infested with anthrax? The answers lie in a book which reveals the complexity, contradictions and sheer fascination of Scotland's long and strange story.
Category: History

Scotland S Hidden History

Author : Ian Armit (Archaeologist)
ISBN : OCLC:654333792
Genre : Scotland
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Category: Scotland

The Landscape Of Scotland

Author : C. R. Wickham-Jones
ISBN : 0752414844
Genre : History
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Drawing on a whole range of factors, and distilling information into concise summaries, this book makes many fascinating observations on how the landscapes of Scotland were used by their inhabitants from prehistory to recent times.
Category: History

The Hidden Ways

Author : Alistair Moffat
ISBN : 1786891034
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Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing AwardsIn The Hidden Ways, Alistair Moffat traverses the lost paths of Scotland - its Roman roads tramped by armies, its byways and pilgrim routes, drove roads and railways, turnpikes and sea roads - in a bid to understand how our history has left its mark upon our landscape. As he retraces the forgotten paths that shaped and were shaped by the lives of the now forgotten people who trod them, Moffat charts a powerful, surprising and moving history of Scotland.

Scotland S Secret History

Author : Daniel MacCannell
ISBN : 1780273037
Genre : Distilling, Illicit
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Illicit distilling in Scotland was seen as a 'right of man' at the end of the 17th century. Attempts to enforce excise duty on the spirit were therefore met with resistance, ranging from riots to more and more ingenious ways of avoiding paying tax. In this book and Charles MacLean and Daniel MacCannell give a fascinating insight into the day-to-day struggles that led to the increase in illicit distilling from the mid-1600s, then to its eventual demise in the early twentieth century. The Cabrach, a wild and sparsely populated part of Aberdeenshire, became renowned for its production of illicit whisky. Local inhabitants mixed farming and distilling with great skill, creating a network of stills and distribution to evade customs. Using new research first-hand historical accounts and official records, the authors show how spirits from this small parish were made and travelled far and wide, across the border to England and across the North Sea to France, firing up revolution and lending solidarity to the struggles of the Jacobites. Features: Making Whisky (Dennis McBain), The Jacobite Legacy (Murray Pittock), The Bard and the Bottle (David Purdie), The Dram In Folklore (Tom McKean), A Smuggler's Paradise (David Ferguson); Banff - The Smuggler's Royal Burgh (Jay Wilson), Scotland's Lost Distilleries (Brian Townsend).
Category: Distilling, Illicit

Scotland S Hidden Harlots And Heroines

Author : Annie Harrower-Gray
ISBN : 9781781592717
Genre : History
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Annie Harrower-Gray opens up an alternative view of Scotland's turbulent history, revealing three centuries through the eyes of the nation's women. The whole of society appears, from ordinary labourers, prostitutes and factory hands to their more celebrated sisters and even witches, bodysnatchers and female Jacobites. ??All their tales are freshly researched and told with a sense of humour. Colourful characters abound! Step inside the boudoirs of Edinburgh's ladies of pleasure, whose civilised manners so confused one church minister that he 'accidentally' took tea in a brothel. Creep into the graveyard with Helen Torrance and Jean Lapiq, convicted of bodysnatching half a century before Burke and Hare. Uncover the murky history of Scotland's last witch Helen Duncan, whose eerily accurate wartime predictions led to her imprisonment. This book offers an exciting and erudite voyage through the social history of Scotland. ??Honour the heroines who helped to shape Scotland, yet rest in unvisited tombs!??As featured in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser and Scottish Memories Magazine.
Category: History

Hidden Scotland New Edition

Author : A. N. N. LINDSAY
ISBN : 1780274092
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Did you know that herds of bison used to roam the Scottish countryside? Or that the first elephant to visit Scotland got stuck in a pub in Renfrewshire? In this marvellously entertaining and informative book, Ann Lindsay introduces a bewildering range of quirky, intriguing and amusing details about Scotland's past and present. Some of what she reveals is verifiable by fact, some shrouded in mystery and superstition, yet all enriches our understanding and appreciation of this fascinating country. Packed with information on curious places, bizarre happenings and perplexing oddities, Hidden Scotland is a real eye-opener that will amaze even the most erudite student of Scottish culture. It includes detailed instructions on how to get to all the places mentioned in the book, making it an indispensable guide to those keen to explore the more alternative destinations on Scotland's tourist trail.

Hidden St Andrews

Author : Susan McMullan
ISBN : 1845027558
Genre : St. Andrews (Scotland)
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'Hidden St Andrews' takes the reader on a journey through St Andrews like no other, revealing the forgotten and abandoned past that lies on our doorstep and under our feet, bringing to life St Andrews' unique charm and personality.
Category: St. Andrews (Scotland)