Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780760761113
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands


Author: Rob Humphreys,Donald Reid
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409351645
Category: Travel
Page: 496
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The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands is the ultimate travel guide to this spectacular region. Written in Rough Guides' trademark honest and informative style, the guide features detailed practical advice on what to see and do and how to get about, plus up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, B&Bs, pubs, activity operators and campsites. This guide covers everything from hiking in the Cairngorms to whale-watching on Mull, plus where to find the best local produce from fresh oysters to fine malt whiskies. There are also features on the area's unique wildlife and where to watch it, plus outdoor activities from mountain biking and climbing to surfing and skiing. With clear maps and detailed coverage of Scotland's islands, national parks and mountain areas, The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands will help you make the most of your trip. Originally published in print in 2011. Make the most of your time on earth with The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands. Now available in epub format.

The Land of Burns

A Series of Landscapes and Portraits, Illustrative of the Life and Writings of the Scottish Poet
Author: John Wilson,Robert Chambers,David Octavius Hill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Engraving
Page: N.A
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Unpacking the Kists

The Scots in New Zealand
Author: Brad Patterson,Tom Brooking,Jim McAloon
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773589783
Category: History
Page: 472
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Historians have suggested that Scottish influences are more pervasive in New Zealand than in any other country outside Scotland, yet curiously New Zealand's Scots migrants have previously attracted only limited attention. A thorough and interdisciplinary work, Unpacking the Kists is the first in-depth study of New Zealand's Scots migrants and their impact on an evolving settler society. The authors establish the dimensions of Scottish migration to New Zealand, the principal source areas, the migrants' demographic characteristics, and where they settled in the new land. Drawing from extended case-studies, they examine how migrants adapted to their new environment and the extent of longevity in diverse areas including the economy, religion, politics, education, and folkways. They also look at the private worlds of family, neighbourhood, community, customs of everyday life and leisure pursuits, and expressions of both high and low forms of transplanted culture. Adding to international scholarship on migrations and cultural adaptations, Unpacking the Kists demonstrates the historic contributions Scots made to New Zealand culture by retaining their ethnic connections and at the same time interacting with other ethnic groups.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Scotland


Author: Iseabail Macleod
Publisher: Oyster PressLlc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 400
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Scotland is a comprehensive, illustrated reference guide to Scotland. It presents an overview of the country in a wide perspective: its varied landscapes, towns and their buildings, its past and present, and above all its people, their occupations and pastimes. This encyclopedia also provides an illustrated portrait of Scotland now and in the past, covering history, the arts, industry, science, commerce, medicine, sport, politics, religion, architecture and popular culture. The aim of this encyclopedia is to give a wide range of information in an accessible form. Many topics are given extended entries, such as the main cities, the clans, the Enlightenment, language, the law, parliament, golf and whisky. Entries are cross-referenced, and each topic has been researched and reviewed by experts in their field. For additional information there is a list of further reading, lists of Scottish festivals and societies, and maps indicating the changes to local government boundaries both in 1975 and in 1996.