Amazon for Books, Maps on Scotland & Outdoor Activities and Camping
By Dougie Cunningham and Ed Byrne.
If you are a keen photographer who can't miss a sunrise or are on holiday using a mobile phone camera, this guidebook will take you to the most beautiful and photogenic places in Scotland. In this extensive photo-location and visitor guidebook, award winning Scottish photographer Dougie Cunningham explores and describes the most beautiful places in Scotland to visit and photograph. From Glencoe to Glen Torridon, Skye to Shetland, Callanish to Cairngorm, this guidebook reveals the islands and mountains, glens and lochs, rivers and coastline and visits ancient stone circles, fortified houses, medieval castles, crofts and peel towers. The classic views are included and many more lesser known and hidden gems amongst the Lowlands, Highlands and Islands of this spectacular country. Also included are photographic tours of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and a handy list of the best Scottish whiskey distilleries to visit.
By James Gracie
Summary: Breathtaking photography captures the soul and passion of this spectacular land of bagpipes, heather, thistle, and tartans. This enchanting collection of images celebrates Scotland s world-famous vistas the lofty highlands, placid lochs, and misty glens, the picturesque villages, the vibrant cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the ancient castles, the breathtaking pastoral scenes, as well as the people who take pride in it all. An outstanding gift or souvenir, Spectacular Scotland brings the best of this wonderful country into sharp focus. This is a magnificent collection of 150 color photographs by some of Scotland's best landscape photographers.
Reviews: At time of writing all reviews had given this book the heighest grading of 5 stars.
By Peter Irvine
Peter Irvine has drawn on a lifetime of experiences to create this list of the 100 best places in Scotland: reflective, magnificent and human places. Some choices may be surprising but all are exceptional.
This book is Pete’s ultimate collection selected from the hundreds of places that feature in the bestselling independent guide to Scotland, SCOTLAND THE BEST. As well as expert commentary, all 100 places include highly selective recommendations of where to walk, eat and sleep nearby.
Some of Scotland’s finest photographers have captured the essence of each place. From wild glens to ancient buildings, remote islands to vibrant cities, this is Pete’s list of the places in Scotland that you really should visit in your lifetime.
By Kimberley Grant, Richard Gaston and David Cooper
Covering the Scottish Highlands and Islands this is a compendium of adventures, from the best-selling Wild Guide series. This guide to Scotland and the Scottish highlands and islands, one of Europe's fastest growing adventure holiday destinations, explores the hidden parts of its better known tourist areas, as well many more remote regions, rarely visited by tourists. Guiding you to over 800 wild swims, ancient forests, lost ruins and hidden beaches. Including inns, wild camping, local crafts, artisan whisky distilleries and wild places to stay.
By Martin Dorey
Summary: Forget hurrying. Forget putting your foot down and racing through sweeping bends. Forget the understeer (whatever that is). Forget the blur of a life lived too fast. This is a look at taking life slowly. Its about taking the time to enjoy journeys and places for their own sake. Its about stopping and putting the kettle on. Stopping to take a picture. Stopping to enjoy stopping. Read more on Amazon.
Lonely Planet’s Scotland’s Highlands & Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip the water of life, whisky, in an ancient pub; walk the West Highland Way (or a little bit of it) for some of the country’s finest scenery; and join a ceiliah for an evening of Scottish dancing. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Scotland’s Highlands & Islands and begin your journey now!
By James Crawford
Based on the BBC series 'Scotland from the Sky'. In this book, you will travel in both space and time, starting in the years around the First World War and moving all the way up to the present day. As you go, you will see just what our pioneering aviators saw as they stared out from their cockpits.
Accompanying the BBC documentary series Scotland from the Sky, this lavishly illustrated book draws on the vast collection of aerial photography held in the archives of Historic Environment Scotland. Historian and series presenter James Crawford opens an extraordinary window into our past to tell the remarkable story of a nation from above - taking readers back in time to show how our great cities have dramatically altered with the ebb and flow of history, while whole communities have vanished in the name of progress.
The book shows how aerial imagery can reveal treasures from the ancient past, uncovering secrets buried right beneath our feet. And it demonstrates how the view from above has been at the heart of the postwar transformation of both our countryside and our urban landscapes. This is a fascinating - and little known - story of war, innovation, adventure, cities, landscapes and people.
By Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes, Charles W. J. Withers, Foreword by Magnus Linklater.
As miniature worlds, beautiful locations and homes to communities seemingly distant from the stresses of modern life, Scotland's many islands have an extraordinary fascination on countless people, not least on the hundreds of thousands of visitors who visit them each year. Maps too fascinate, as objects of visual delight and historical importance, and as a means to represent and understand landscapes.
This stimulating and informative book reproduces some of the most beautiful and historically significant maps from the National Library of Scotland's magnificent collection in order to explore the many dimensions of island life and how this has changed over time. Arranged thematically and covering topics such as population, place-names, defence, civic improvement, natural resources, navigation, and leisure and tourism, Scotland: Mapping the Islands presents the rich and diverse story of Scottish islands from the earliest maps to the most up-to date techniques of digital mapping in a unique and imaginative way.
By National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Wall Maps offer a special glimpse into current and historical events, and they inform about the world and environment. Offered in a variety of styles and formats, these maps are excellent reference tools and a perfect addition to any home, business or school.
There are a variety of map options to choose from, including the world, continents, countries and regions, the United States, history, nature and space. Flat Size mm: 914 x 762. Scale: 1:650,000
Drawn from a wealth of on-the-ground expertise, Frommer's comprehensive guide to Scotland leads to you once-in-a-lifetime experiences. For more than 60 years, Frommer’s’ guides have cut through the noise and hyperbole to deliver what no other books can: Honest talk, frank advice, and an affectionate insider’s secrets to appreciating and affording vacations around the world. Don’t travel like a mere tourist―experience the timeless richness of Scotland, from its stony cities to its majestic Highlands, from its ancient historic sites to its vibrant modern artistic communities, whether you’re sipping whisky or hitting the links. It doesn’t matter whether your budget is large or tight―Frommer’s shows you how to discover Scotland like a local.
By Rosemary Goring
Scotland's history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. This book takes a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life, as experienced by women down the centuries. From the saintly but severe medieval Queen Margaret to today's first minister Nicola Sturgeon, it encompasses women from all stations of class and fame and notoriety, offering a tantalising view of what happened to them, and how they felt. Drawing on court and kirk records, exchequer rolls and treasurer's accounts, diaries and memoirs, chap books and newspapers, government reports and eye-witness statements, Scotland: Her Story brings to life the half of history that has for too long been hidden or ignored.
By Christopher Winn
The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is the ultimate journey around Scotland from bestselling author Christopher Winn. Travelling county by county, this irresistible miscellany unearths the enthralling stories, firsts, birthplaces, legends and inventions that shape the country's rich and majestic history. To uncover the spellbinding tales that lie hidden within Scotland's wild and romantic shores, to experience what inspired the country's powerful literature and towering castles, and to tread in the footsteps of her villains and victors, is to capture the spirit of this fascinating country and bring every place you visit to life.
This beautifully illustrated treasure trove of interesting facts about the history of Scotland is the perfect gift
Lonely Planet Scotland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip the water of life, whisky, in an ancient pub, trace the trails of the clanspeople fleeing Glen Coe, or play a round in St Andrew's, golf's spiritual home; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Scotland and begin your journey now!
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By T. M. Devine (Author)
Eighteenth-century Scotland is famed for generating many of the enlightened ideas which helped to shape the modern world. But there was in the same period another side to the history of the nation. Many of Scotland's people were subjected to coercive and sometimes violent change: traditional and customary relationships were overturned and replaced by the 'rational' exploitation of land use. The Scottish Clearances is a superb and highly original account of this sometimes terrible process, which changed the Lowland countryside forever, as it also did, more infamously, the old society of the Highlands.
Based on an extensive use of original sources, this pioneering book is the first to chart this tumultuous saga in one volume, with due attention to evictions and loss of land in both north and south of the Highland line. In the process, old myths are exploded and familiar assumptions undermined. With many fascinating details and the sense of an epic human story, The Scottish Clearances is an evocative memorial to all whose lives were irreparably changed in the interests of economic efficiency.
The result created the landscape of Scotland as we know it today, but that came at a price. This is a story of forced clearance, of the destruction of entire communities and of large-scale emigration. Some winners were able to adapt and exploit the new opportunities, but there were also others who lost everything.
By Fiona Watson (Author), Piers Dixon (Author)
It is easy to overlook how much of our history is preserved all around us - the way the narrative of bygone days has been inscribed in fields, forests, hills and mountains, roads, railways, canals, lochs, buildings and settlements. Indeed, footprints of the past are to be found almost everywhere.
The shapes of fields may reveal the brief presence of the Romans or the labours of medieval peasants; while great heaps of abandoned spoil or the remains of gargantuan holes in the ground mark the rapid decline of heavy industry in the recent past. These evocative spaces provide unique evidence for the way this land and its wealth of resources has been lived in, worked on, ruined, abandoned, restored and celebrated - offering valuable clues that bring the past to life far more effectively than any written history.
A History of Scotland's Landscapes explores the many ways that we have used, adapted and altered our environment over thousands of years.
Full of maps, photographs and drawings, it offers a remarkable new perspective on Scotland - a unique guide to tracing memories, events and meanings in the forms and patterns of our surroundings.
By Geoff Allan
This first ever complete guide to the Scottish bothies reveals the country s unique and often hidden network of bothy cabins and mountain huts. Scattered across Scotland s most beautiful landscapes, these evocative abandoned crofts and farmsteads are free to stay in and offer a chance to experience the ultimate in wild adventure living.
By Shahbaz Majeed, Brian Cox (Foreword)
Scotland has been truly blessed with its great diversity of beautiful landscapes. ‘God’s Own Country’ is surrounded by dramatic seascapes and peppered with fast-flowing rivers, mysterious lochs and high waterfalls. International award-winning photographer Shahbaz Majeed has captured the country’s essence in this collection of stunning images.
By Peter Irvine
The true Scot's insider's guide to the very best Scotland has to offer. Written in Pete Irvine’s own unique honest style, the 12th edition includes over 2000 recommendations for every type of adventure.
Trusted for over 20 years, this fully comprehensive and independent guide to Scotland gives you only the very best recommendations, whatever your budget.
By David Spaven
The rich diversity of Scotland's railway network has never before been the subject of a specialist atlas. This book showcases 181 topographical and railway maps, telling the story of the country's railways from the early nineteenth century to the present day.
Researched and written by David Spaven - who co-wrote the best-selling Mapping the Railways on the history of Britain's rail network - this beautiful atlas allows the reader to understand the bigger story of the effects of the railways on the landscape and the impact of Scotland's distinctive geography on the pattern of railway development over a period of nearly 200 years.
The unique map selection is supported by an informative commentary of key cartographic, geographic and historical features. This sumptuous atlas will appeal not just to railway enthusiasts and those who appreciate the beauty of maps, but also to readers fascinated by the role of railways in Scotland's modern developments.
By Chris Fleet, Charles W. J. Withers and Margaret Wilkes
Maps can delight, educate and illuminate a nation's history and geography. Where written documents are obvious resources in helping shape views of the past, maps powerfully illustrate how and why nations have come to be seen as they are. Scotland: Mapping the Nation is the first book to take Scotland's maps seriously as a form of Scottish history, from the earliest representations of Scotland by Ptolemy in the second century AD to the most recent mapping and geographical representation in GIS, satellite imagery and SATNAV.
Written by experts who have spent their lives working with maps and map history, Scotland: Mapping the Nation offers a fascinating and thought-provoking perspective on Scottish history and geography.
The book, produced in association with the National Library of Scotland, is beautifully illustrated with details of the most significant manuscript and printed maps of Scotland including those by Timothy Pont, Joan Blaeu, William Roy and the Bartholomew firm amongst many others.
By Nadir Khan
In Extreme Scotland, award-winning adventure-sports photographer Nadir Khan takes us on a jaw-dropping tour through Scotland's epic mountain landscape. Nadir showcases his work with some of the best adventure athletes in the world including - Ines Papert and James Pearson - in a portfolio that has placed him at the forefront of adventure-sports photography in the UK.
From the icy walls of Ben Nevis's frozen north face to the raging seas of the north coast, Scotland plays host to world-class adventure sports of every discipline. Ice climbing, kayaking, ski-touring, trail running, surfing, mountain biking and rock climbing are all captured beautifully in this fitting testament to Scotland's outstanding landscapes and adrenaline sports.
Alongside contributions from climber and author Nick Bullock, Tom Livingstone and Stuart B. Campbell, Nadir gives us an insight into his photographic inspirations, and shares insights and approaches to composition and other elements of his photography.