The Historic Landscape of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Author: S. D. Boyle,Lesley Macinnes

Publisher: Rutland Press

ISBN: 9781902419206

Category: Historic buildings

Page: 32

View: 8286

Scotland's first national park was designated in Spring 2000. This full-colour report contains a summary of the results of a jointly-funded RCAHMS and Historic Scotland desk-based study of the landscape archaeology of the park. Making full use of specialist mapping and aerial photographs, this report draws extensively on the work of the Historic Land-use Assessment Project and discusses the management of the cultural landscapes in the park.

The Central Highlands Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland (includes Loch Lomond, The Cairngorms, the Trossachs, The Malt Whisky Trail and the Speyside Way)

Author: Donald Reid,Rob Humphreys

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409365700

Category: Travel

Page: 88

View: 4064

The Rough Guide Snapshot The Central Highlands is the ultimate travel guide to this dramatic part of Scotland. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Speyside to Royal Deeside and Loch Lomond to the Cairngorms. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best caf├ęs, restaurants, hotels, shops, pubs and bars, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around this beautiful region of Scotland, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, festivals and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands. Full coverage: Loch Lomond, the West Highland Way, the Trossachs, Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, Loch Tay, Pitlochry, Rannoch Moor, the Angus glens, Deeside, Balmoral, Braemar, the Don Valley, Strathspey, Aviemore, the Cairngorms and Speyside. (Equivalent printed page extent 88 pages).

Native lordship in medieval Scotland

the earldoms of Strathearn and Lennox, c.1140-1365

Author: Cynthia J. Neville

Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd


Category: History

Page: 255

View: 2467

In the century or so after 1125 significant numbers of Anglo-Norman and European noblemen settled in Scotland at the invitation of the crown, chiefly in the lowlands. North of the Forth, however, lay large provincial lordships ruled on behalf of the king by hereditary lords known as 'mormaers'. Even after the arrival of the newcomers, the native rulers of this area, Gaelic speakers for the most part, remained a small, powerful, and largely independent group. During a period of profound change for Scottish royal givernment, it saw Robert I seize power in 1306. Using the lordships of Strathearn and Lennox as focal points, this book explores the complex nature of the encounter between the cultures of the Gaels and the Europeans, and shows how important were native customs and practices in the making of the later medieval kingdom.

The Rough Guide to Scotland

Author: Rob Humphreys,Steve Vickers,James Stewart,Helena Smith,Brendon Griffin,Darren (Norm) Longley,Keith Munro

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409372251

Category: Travel

Page: 624

View: 9740

The new, full-colour Rough Guide to Scotland is the definitive travel guide to this gem of a country. In-depth coverage of its burgeoning food scene, artistic innovations and awe-inspiring wild places - from remote, Gaelic-speaking islands to untamed, ruggedly beautiful glens - takes you to the most rewarding spots, with striking colour photography bringing everything to life. Whether you're wild camping or staying in chic B&Bs, you can discover adventure and solitude in equal measure with our expert advice on where to spot wild dolphins, stunning hikes to deserted beaches and the best places to slurp seasonal oysters and "nose" original whiskies. The guide includes clear maps and insider reviews to take you straight to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and music venues for all budgets, ensuring that you won't miss a thing. Scotland is heaven for "slow travel", but the guide also includes extensive coverage of the country's premier cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, plus details on all the best places to ski, surf and mountain bike if you fancy picking up the pace a little. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Scotland. Now available in ePub format.

Scotland '99

The Complete Guide with Historic Cities, the Wild Highlands and Windswept Isles

Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9780679001508

Category: Scotland

Page: 341

View: 2237

Experienced and first-time travelers alike rely on Fodor's Gold Guides for rich, reliable coverage the world over. Updated each year and containing a full-color, foldout Rand McNally map, a Fodor's Gold Guide is an essential tool for any kind of traveler. Smart travel tips and important contact info make planning your trip a breeze, and detailed coverage of sights, accommodations, and restaurants give you the info you need to make your experience enriching and hassle-free. If you only have room for one guide, this is the one for you. The best guide to Scotland, updated every year Edinburgh and Glasgow walks to churches, museums, gardens Driving tours past lochs, hills, and valleys to ancient abbeys and castles, historic houses and universities Best golf courses -- tee up in the land where "gowf" began Highland hiking, fishing and water sports, island biking Where to find tartans, tweeds, woolens, and malt whiskies Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget Sleek city hotels, sea- and loch-side B&Bs, country estates, medieval castles, genteel town houses, farmhouse holidays Smart restaurants and inns, village tearooms, warm bistros and brasseries, friendly pubs, international cafes Fresh, thorough, practical -- off and on the beaten path Costs, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousands All reviews based on visits by savvy writer-residents 36 pages of maps, 30 vacation itineraries, and more Important contacts, smart travel tips Fodor's Choice What's Where Pleasures & Pastimes New & Noteworthy Festivals Chronology Scotland in film Complete index

Scotland, 1997

The Complete Guide to the Historic Cities, the Wild Highlands and the Windswept Isles

Author: N.A

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9780679032823

Category: Scotland

Page: 336

View: 1639

The best guide to Scotland, updated every year Walking tours of Edinburgh and Glasgow, plus driving tours to ancient abbeys, brooding castles, and other sights Great golf courses--tee up in the land where "gowf" began The finest spots for hiking, biking, and fishing Top buys--tartans, tweeds, and malt whiskeys Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget Stylish city hotels, seaside B&Bs, castles, guest houses, and farmhouse holidays Smart restaurants, urban pubs, and village tearooms Fresh, thorough, practical--from writers you can trust Costs, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousands All reviews based on visits by savvy writer-residents 36 pages of maps--and dozens of unique features Important Contacts A to Z; Smart Travel Tips; Fodor's Choice; What's Where; Pleasures & Pastimes; don't-miss activities; New & Noteworthy; festivals; chronology; background essay; complete index

Jules Verne's Scotland

In Fact and Fiction

Author: Ian Thompson

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1909912816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4224

This book weaves in all the reasons why the residents of Scotland love to live here; landscape, beautiful scenery, an air of mystery and the great history of the land. Thompson conveys Verne's deep fascination with Scotland and takes the reader on a journey with Verne from his beloved Heart of Midlothian' to exploring in the Highlands. This book also explains how Verne's love for Scotland flooded into his literature. Jules Verne, pioneer in the science fiction genre, wrote world- famous books including Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Around the World in 80 Days. His literary legacy is still celebrated today, his books have scarcely been out of print and have spawned a host of films and TV adaptations.BACK COVER I still see, as in a vision, beautiful picturesque Edinburgh, with its Heart of Midlothian, and many entrancing memories; the Highlands, world-forgotten Iona, and the wild Hebrides. JULES VERNE, 1895Jules Verne's first visit to Scotland lasted a mere five days, but that was enough to instil within him a lifelong passion for the small country; a passion which had a profound impact on his literary work and fuelled his creative imagination. Two journeys, 20 years apart, and five novels set partly or wholly in Scotland, show how the influence of the country rippled all the way through his life.Jules Verne's Scotland guides the reader through Verne's journeys, first in 1859 and again in 1879, where he witnessed the majesty of Edinburgh and the industrial buzz of Glasgow together with the unspoilt beauty of the Highlands and Islands. As well as providing insights into Verne's travels in Scotland, Ian Thompson provides analysis of novels such as The Underground City and The Green Ray that immortalise Scotland in their pages. Thompson evokes the history of the land, the rugged scenery and the enduring spirit of Scotland, which remained in Verne's memory all his life and was evoked with passion in his storytelling.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 5661

Includes section "Reviews."

The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands

Author: Rob Humphreys,Darren (Norm) Longley,Helena Smith,James Stewart,Steve Vickers

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241007682

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 5981

The new, full-colour Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands & Islands is the definitive travel guide to this untamed region, with detailed, stylish maps and stunning photography to bring it all to life. From the deserted white strands of South Harris to moody Glen Coe, this is the perfect place to drop off the radar, whether you're camping wild or staying in a boutique bolthole. The Munro summits are as much of a challenge as ever, and the Highlands are also stuffed with myriad other opportunities for adventure, from world-class sea kayaking and mountain biking to near empty surf-breaks. Whether you're travelling by car, bike or public transport the guide's comprehensive travel advice will help you navigate your way around easily and point you in the direction of incredible animals such as puffins and whales. Up-to-date and honest reviews of all the best accommodation and home-grown, fresh eating options for all budgets will all ensure that you maximize your time in this, the most stunning part of Scotland. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands. Now available in ePub format.

Exploring Environmental History: Selected Essays

Selected Essays

Author: T. C. Smout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748635149

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7935

This volume, newly available in paperback, brings together the best of T. C. Smout's recent articles and contributions to books and journals on the topic of environmental history and offers them as a collection of 'explorations'. The author's interests are multi-faceted and, though often focussed on post-1600 Scotland, by no means restricted to that area.

The Media and the Tourist Imagination

Converging Cultures

Author: David Crouch,Rhona Jackson,Felix Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134340656

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 8550

Tourism studies and media studies both address key issues about how we perceive the world. They raise acute questions about how we relate local knowledge and immediate experience to wider global processes, and they both play a major role in creating our map of national and international cultures. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this book explores the interactions between tourism and media practices within a contemporary culture in which the consumption of images has become increasingly significant. A number of common themes and concerns arise, and the contributions included are divided between those: written from media studies awareness perspective, concerned with the way the media imagines travel and tourism written from the point of view of the study of tourism, considering how tourism practices are affected or altered by the media that attempt a direct comparison between the practices of tourism and the media. Incorporating case study material from the UK, the Caribbean, Australia, the US, France and Switzerland, this significant text - ideal for students of culture, media and tourism studies - discusses tourism and the media as separate processes through which identity is constructed in relation to space and place.

International Medieval Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Middle Ages

Page: N.A

View: 8773

Lists articles, notes, and similar literature on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and collected essays. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the date range of 450 to 1500 for the entire continent of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for the period before the Muslim conquest and parts of those areas subsequently controlled by Christian powers.