Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places & Landscapes
Authoritative, comprehensive, and fully up-to-date, this outstanding encyclopedia contains more than 10,000 detailed entries on Scotland’s cities, towns and villages, mountains, lochs and rivers, visitor attractions, monuments, and historic sites. Each entry places its subject in historical, geographical, architectural, or environmental context, offering information for a wide variety of uses. Street plans are included for all of Scotland’s cities and many larger towns, highlighting places of interest, public buildings, and main routes. All the entries are cross-referenced to a full-color atlas of the country, providing a wealth of current cartographic detail. Edited by Dr. David Munro, Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and Bruce Gittings of the Department of Geography at Edinburgh University, Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscapes is a landmark work of reference.
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19th century Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Angus Argyll and Bute Beinn Bridge built burgh Burn Castle centre City of Edinburgh developed district of Highland Dumfries and Galloway Earl East Ayrshire East Lothian eastern Fife Firth flows Forest former Gael Gaelic name Galloway A locality Glasgow City Glen Grampians half-mile 1 km hamlet head of Loch headland Highland A locality Highland A mountain Highland A settlement Highland A small Highland Council area Hill House industries inlet Inner Hebrides join the River lies 2 miles located Loch Highland Mainland Meall mile 1.5 km miles 11 miles 3 km Moray Museum nearby northeast northern northwest Outer Hebrides parish church peninsula Perth and Kinross Port railway rises road Royal Scottish Borders Shetland shore of Loch situated Skye small loch small settlement South Ayrshire South Lanarkshire southeast southern southwest Stirling Council area Strath Sutherland tower town valley Water Wester Ross Western Isles