Exploring the Islands of Scotland: The Ultimate Practical Guide

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Frances Lincoln, Jan 1, 2009 - Travel - 160 pages
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Wild, remote, and rich in both history and wildlife, the many islands dotting Scotlandís coastline are among the most unspoiled and beautiful destinations in the world. Formed during violent upheavals in the Earthís crust nearly 3 billion years ago, and later eroded and shaped by the Ice Age, the islands also bear the scars of thousands of years of human occupation. With their Neolithic settlements, early Celtic Christian chapels, Viking place names, and clan fortresses, as well as more modern relics from two world wars, the islands are a historical treasure trove second to none. Both beautiful and practical, Exploring the Islands of Scotland offers the intrepid traveler fascinating insight into this stunning region. It details each island's history and flora and fauna, and provides valuable information on how to get there, what to see, where to stay, and the best island walks. More than 200 full-color photographs capture each gorgeous locale.

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About the author (2009)

Author and photographer Julian Holland has contributed to Exploring Britain's Long Distance Paths (AA Publishing 1992), Walking Britain's Rivers and Canals (HarperCollins 1997) and Walkers' Britain (AA Publishing 1999). He was also the author and photographer of Water Under the Bridge (Collins & Brown 1998). His other titles for Frances Lincoln are Exploring the Islands of England and Wales and Exploring the Islands of Scotland. He lives in Glastonbury, Somerset.

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