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: 7762

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.

Countryside Planning

New Approaches to Management and Conservation

Author: Kevin Bishop,Adrian Phillips

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849770913

Category: Architecture

Page: 298

View: 2815

Not since the 19th century has the future of the countryside been such a focus of political and public attention, nor of profound uncertainty and anguished debate. A watershed has now been reached, and in this time of unprecedented change, new tools are needed for planning and managing the countryside. Increasingly the 'drivers' of countryside management and conservation are European and international. They aim to provide comprehensive new frameworks for the whole countryside, and encourage community-driven planning and protection. There have been numerous responses at the country and local levels within the UK. In this book, a broad range of scholars and practitioners review the international drivers affecting countryside policy and practice, and - through a variety of case studies - they assess the value of country and local responses. The result is a powerful and coherent volume that provides a fully up-to-date review and analysis of the pressures on the countryside, the policies for the future and the keys to successful implementation. Countryside Planning is essential reading for planners, local authorities and rural organizations, conservationists and environmental groups, as well as academics and students in planning, rural studies, environmental studies and geography.

Understanding the Historical Landscape

In Its Environmental Setting

Author: T. C. Smout

Publisher: Scottish Cultural Pr


Category: Nature

Page: 95

View: 7435

As concern for the countryside becomes ever more serious, and agencies are faced with conflicting objectives, this book highlights specific concerns from different perspectives--that of the archaeologist, the geographer, the countryside planner, the landowner, and the forester. It examines the efforts these differing bodies are making to understand the environment and illustrating the ways in which each can enrich the other's understanding and management of the landscape.

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: Penguin

ISBN: 1409365727

Category: Travel

Page: 88

View: 1021

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 cafés, 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).

Discover Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Author: Martin Varley

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: 9781841588353

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 7476

From the shore of Loch Long to the summit of Ben More, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is a land of diversity that offers striking contrasts between the rolling lowlands in the south and the rugged highlands in the north. Glaciers have carved its glens, water has filled its lochs and rivers and greened its forests and fields, and people have given color and character to its countryside. Four great Scottish rivers – the Forth, the Clyde, the Tay and the Teith – are fed by its water; innumerable lochs, lochans and burns flow across the country and are home to rare freshwater fish and plants. Trees swathe its land, including remnants of ancient Caledonian pinewood and lush, mossy oakwoods and in its heart a new forest is being created that will grow into the largest native woodland in Europe. Ancient pre-historic sites, shielings and abandoned townships lie scattered across its now empty landscape, where druids and saints, kings and queens, crofters and clansman, writers and artists, climbers and walkers have all been inspired by this place. This rich mosaic of history and nature is the backdrop against which we come to the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park today. Its scenic beauty, wildlife and local culture offer recreation, tranquility, remoteness, enjoyment and relaxation. This practical guide to Scotland's first national park will help to you to discover it all.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 8420

Includes section "Reviews."

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: 5714

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: Penguin

ISBN: 1409372286

Category: Travel

Page: 624

View: 1668

The Rough Guide to Scotland is the ultimate travel guide to this beguiling and beautiful country. It will guide you through Scotland with reliable information and detailed coverage of all of Scotland's attractions, from the world-class cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to its many idyllic islands. This fully updated guidebook features detailed practical advice on what to see and do and how to get around, plus up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, B&Bs, shops, and restaurants. Whether you're looking for traditional village pubs or want to go puffin-spotting on Shetland, The Rough Guide to Scotland has you covered. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of Scotland, while stunning photography and a full-color introduction make this your ultimate traveling companion. Make the most of your time on earth 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: 4095

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: 6154

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

Never Eat Shredded Wheat

Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 1848948697

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 7349

Bognor Regis...Aberystwyth...Glasgow...Can you place them on a map? Most people can't these days. What kind of countryside do you pass through on your way to the Cairngorms, or the Fens, or Northumberland? What's north of the Pennines? And what's it like when you get there? Most folk wouldn't have a clue. Increasing numbers of us don't have a basic geographical notion of these islands. Blame it on a decline in formal geography teaching, or Sat-Nav and other 'A to Z and nothing in between' devices that make us lazy -- we are becoming the best travelled and least well orientated Britons ever seen. Now Christopher Somerville, bestselling author of Coast and many other books of UK exploration, presents the basics of what belongs where, which counties border one another, and what lies beyond the Watford Gap. He reminds us of the watery bits, the lumpy bits and the flat bits, and gets to grips with the smaller islands surrounding Britain -- and much more. Never Eat Shredded Wheat is a reminder of all the fascinating British geography once learned at school - geography that brings our islands vividly to life - geography which we have forgotten, or never even knew.

Exploring Environmental History: Selected Essays

Selected Essays

Author: T. C. Smout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748635149

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9194

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 Lady of the Lake

Author: Sir Walter Scott



Category: Drama

Page: 312

View: 8947

Excerpt-I have restored the reading of the first edition, except in cases where I have no doubt that the later reading is the poet's own correction or alteration. There are obvious misprints in the first edition which Scott himself overlooked (see on ii. 115, 217,, Vi. 527, etc.), and it is sometimes difficult to decide whether a later reading—a change of a plural to a singular, or like trivial variation—is a misprint or the author's correction of an earlier misprint. I have done the best I could, with the means at my command, to settle these questions, and am at least certain that the text as I give it is nearer right than in any edition since 1821 As all the variae lectiones are recorded in the Notes, the reader who does not approve of the one I adopt can substitute that which he prefers.

The Media and the Tourist Imagination

Converging Cultures

Author: David Crouch,Rhona Jackson,Felix Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134340656

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 7518

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.