The Island Whisky Trail

Author: Neil Wilson

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 190647687X

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 1699

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.

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: 692

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.

Reminiscences of Old Scots Folk

Author: T. Ratcliffe (Thomas Ratcliffe) Barnett

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376932706

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 8671

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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: 9168


The Land of Lochiel and the Magic West

Author: T Ratcliffe Barnett

Publisher: Muller Press

ISBN: 1446523225

Category:

Page: 228

View: 9596

A mountaineer 's account of Scotland illustrated with black and white photographs. Contents Include: The Back of Badenoch; A Lodge in the Wilderness; Crathie of the Peats; In the Heart of the Forest; White April; As the Crow Flies; The Moor of Rannoch; The Land of Lochiel; Glengarry; The Heart of Kintail; Hallowed Country; The Splash Net; The Sea Gates of Wester Ross; A Dream of Isle Maree; The Road to Skye; Pabbay; Blessed Morar; Magic Spectacles; A Friend of the People. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

Sessional Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 3450


Sutherland and Caithness in Saga-Time Or, The Jarls and The Freskyns

Author: James Gray

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783849155261

Category:

Page: 172

View: 9659

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It contains classical literature works from over two thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands of international literature classics available in printed format again - worldwide.

The Highland Clearances

Author: John Prebble

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014193316X

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 8705

In the terrible aftermath of the moorland battle of Culloden, the Highlanders suffered at the hands of their own clan chiefs. Following his magnificent reconstruction of Culloden, John Prebble recounts how the Highlanders were deserted and then betrayed into famine and poverty. While their chiefs grew rich on meat and wool, the people died of cholera and starvation or, evicted from the glens to make way for sheep, were forced to emigrate to foreign lands. ‘Mr Prebble tells a terrible story excellently. There is little need to search further to explain so much of the sadness and emptiness of the northern Highlands today’ The Times.

Atlantic Hazel

Scotland's Special Woodlands

Author: Alexandra M. Coppins,B. J. Coppins,Atlantic Hazel Action Group

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957203402

Category: Hazel

Page: 108

View: 8544


Kyle of Lochalsh Walks

Author: Terry Marsh

Publisher: Pathfinder

ISBN: 9780711724198

Category: Kyle of Lochalsh (Scotland)

Page: 96

View: 8813

The siren call of Skye means that for many visitors Lochalsh is merely one end of a bridge across which they pass oblivious to the history and heritage of this small coastal village. But because the area commanded a vital sea route through the kyle, its history is as colourful as any in the Highlands. Within an hour’s drive of Lochalsh, both on and off the mainland, is countryside as vivid, inviting and rugged as any. Here, fjord-like sea lochs probe the coastal glens, high mountains rise almost from the sea, and 'hidden gems' of scenery surrender to anyone willing to strike out on foot.

MEMORABILIA DOMESTICA

Author: Donald Fraser Sage

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781363921072

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 8845

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.