The Island Whisky Trail

Author: Neil Wilson

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 190647687X

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 1886

The Hebridean island distilleries and those along the glorious sailing grounds of the West Coast are amongst the most scenic and historically fascinating in the industry. In 1984 Neil Wilson first visited the island distilleries on board the ketch Alystra and the book resulting from this wonderful trip, Scotch and Water, went on to be a classic of its genre. It delved into the history and development of the distilleries and the people who made these great whiskies. This new book incorporates the original research from Scotch and Water and includes a great deal of new material. The Islay malt sector is growing faster than any other in the trade, and this has led to the annual Islay Whisky Festival which attracts thousands of overseas visitors. The book not only features the established distilleries on Islay (Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Bowmore, Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Lagavulin, Laphroaig) and Jura, Mull and Skye (Talisker) but also the lost distilleries such as Port Ellen. The west-coast Oban Distillery is also included and there is a thorough look at the major role that women played in the history of illicit distiling in the County of Argyll with maps of known sites of distilling and appendices of the distillers and where and when they lived. Some of these records go back to the late 17th century.

The Magic of Coin-Trees from Religion to Recreation

The Roots of a Ritual

Author: Ceri Houlbrook

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331975517X

Category: History

Page: 307

View: 9912

This book traces the history of ritual landscapes in the British Isles, and the transition from religious practice to recreation, by focusing on a highly understudied exemplar: the coin-tree. These are trees imbued with magical properties into which coins have been ritually embedded. This is a contemporary custom which can be traced back in the literature to the 1700s, when it was practiced for folk-medical and dedicatory purposes. Today, the custom is widespread, with over 200 coin-trees distributed across the British Isles, but is more akin to the casual deposition of coins in a wishing-well: coins are deposited in the tree in exchange for wishes, good luck, or future fortune. Ceri Houlbrook contributes to the debate on the historic relationships between religion, ritual, and popular magic in British contexts from 1700 to the present.

The Materiality of Magic

An artifactual investigation into ritual practices and popular beliefs

Author: Natalie Armitage

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785700138

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 7164

The subject of ‘magic’ has long been considered peripheral and sensationalist, the word itself having become something of an academic taboo. However, beliefs in magic and the rituals that surround them are extensive – as are their material manifestations – and to avoid them is to ignore a prevalent aspect of cultures worldwide, from prehistory to the present day. The Materiality of Magic addresses the value of the material record as a resource in investigations into magic, ritual practices, and popular beliefs. The chronological and geographic focuses of the papers presented here vary from prehistory to the present-day, including numinous interpretations of fossils and ritual deposits in Bronze Age Europe; apotropaic devices in Roman and Medieval Britain; the evolution of superstitions and ritual customs – from the ‘voodoo doll’ of Europe and Africa to a Scottish ‘wishing-tree’; and an exploration of spatiality in West African healing practices. The objectives of this collection of nine papers are twofold. First, to provide a platform from which to showcase innovative research and theoretical approaches in a subject which has largely been neglected within archaeology and related disciplines, and, secondly, to redress this neglect. The papers were presented at the 2012 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) conference in Liverpool.

Clergymen and Chiefs

A Genealogy of the MacQueen and Macfarlane Families

Author: Alexander McQueen Quattlebaum

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780971978416

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 4744

In 1962, Alexander McQueen Quattlebaum first visited the Isle of Skye, off the west coast of Scotland. After surveying the land and finding it a stark contrast to the fertile fields of South Carolina's lowcountry, he understood why, after generations, his forbears had chosen to leave the Scottish isle and cross the Atlantic. However, over the next two decades he made annual visits to Scotland and slowly uncovered the rich history of the MacQueen and Macfarlane families.

Education

Being the Report of the Ministry of Education and the Statistics of Public Education for England and Wales

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 2924


Sessional Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 8131


Wildfowl and Wildfowl Shooting with Shotgun and Punt Gun

Author: Ralph Payne-Gallwey

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473347467

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 736

View: 9616

Originally published 1896. The book comprises a short natural history of British wildfowl and complete and comprehensive directions in shooting wildfowl on the coast and inland with shotgun and punt gun. Over two hundred illustrations. Many of the earliest field sports books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Place Names of Ross and Cromarty

Author: William Watson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447486978

Category: Travel

Page: 392

View: 4355

This early work on Ross and Cromarty is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a wealth of information on the history of the area and the meanings of the place names in it. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone with an interest in the history of Scotland. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.