Scotland

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Lonely Planet, Sep 15, 2010 - Travel
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Lonely Planet Scotland
Scare yourself silly ghost-hunting in Edinburgh's spooky underworld
Laugh at the antics of the puffins on Unst, Britain's most northerly inhabited island
Find your inner Scot and enjoy a traditional "ceilidh" at Scotland's remotest pub
Challenge your tastebuds and tuck into some haggis - sounds nasty, tastes fantastic
In This Guide:
Two authors, 1000 hours of research, 76 detailed maps
Full-color chapters uncover Scotland's regions and pick out the country's highlights
Get the local lowdown on whale watching, Munro bagging and life as a Highland artist
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Neil was born in Scotland and, save for a few years spent in England and Australia, has lived there for most of his life. When he was 14 he relieved the boredom of a rainy school holiday by leafing through a book about the Scottish mountains. The photographs of mist-veiled ridges, yawning cliffs and distant sea lochs opened the door to a lifelong enthusiasm for the great outdoors, and since then he has hiked, biked, climbed, sailed or snowboarded in almost every corner of the country. Neil has been a full-time writer and photographer since 1988 and has written around 45 guidebooks for various publishers, including Lonely Planet's guide to his home town of Edinburgh. Neil wrote the introductory chapters (except History and Environment), Edinburgh, Northeast Scotland, Southern Highlands & Islands, Central & Western Highlands, the Skye & Outer Hebrides section of Northern Highlands & Islands, and the Transport chapter.

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