Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel guide series, in association with Discovery Channel, the world's premier source of nonfiction entertainment, provides more insight than ever. From the most popular resort cities to the most exotic villages, Insight Guides capture the unique character of each culture with an insider's perspective.Inside every Insight Guide you'll find:.Evocative, full-colour photography on every page.Cross-referenced, full-colour maps throughout.A brief introduction including a historical timeline.Lively essays by local writers on the culture, history, and people.Expert evaluations on the sights really worth seeing .Special features spotlighting particular topics of interest.A comprehensive Travel Tips section with listings of the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions, as well as practical information on getting around and advice for travel with children
For a thinly populated mountainous country on the fringe of Europe, Scotland casts a disproportionately large spell on the world. Its mix of great cities, popular festivals, historic golf courses and breathtaking countryside has long proved an enduring favourite with visitors. Ranging from the heritage of Edinburgh and the art galleries of Glasgow to the wild landscape of its lochs and highlands, Scotland's treasures never fail to surprise and thrill. The Globetrotter Travel Guide to Scotland introduces the reader to the country's history, people, culture, wildlife and economy and then focuses on the really worthwhile sights and places of interest to visit. The concise, user-friendly text is packed with travel tips, information panels, full-colour photographs, maps and suggested excursions, enabling the visitor to make the most of the time available.
According to traditional interpretations, the Reformations in England and Scotland had little in common: their timing, implementation, and very character marked them out as separate events. This book challenges the accepted view by demonstrating that the processes of reform in the two countries were, in fact, thoroughly intertwined.
- Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture- Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery- Maps reflect current political boundaries
Designed for the independent traveller to Scotland, this guide covers all the popular places of interest, events and attractions, together with a factfile providing essential travel information. It offers advice on means of travel, route details, accommodation, eating out and sporting activities.
This is a reissue of a popular text, for Standard Grade History exams. We have added 8 pages 'Into the Millennium' to update the text, and added exam questions under the new headings of Knowledge and Understanding and Line of Enquiry, at General and Credit levels.
Return: I. Of the Name and Address of Every Owner of One Acre and Upwards in Extent, Outside the Municipal Boundaries of Boroughs Containing More Than 20,000 Inhabitants, with the Estimated Acreage, and the Annual Value of the Lands and Heritages of Individual Owners; and of the Number of Owners of Less Than One Acre, with the Estimated Aggregate Acreage and Annual Value of the Lands and Heritages of Such Owners in Each County. II. A Similar Return for Municipal Boroughs Containing More Than 20,000 Inhabitants
The Inside Story of Scotland's First Democratic Parliamentary Election
Author: Murray Ritchie
Publisher: The Saltire Society
The inside story of Scotland's first General Election - a record of events in public and behind the scenes as witnessed by Murray Ritchie, Scottish political editor of The Herald newspaper. A personal record provides a study of how rival politicians and parties campaigned to win over electors and to impress public opinion through the media. Political strategists resorted to the black arts, placing unprecedented pressure on newspapers, as they conducted the toughest campaign in Scottish history. An account of how politicians reacted before the cameras and in private to the peaks and troughs of a fascinating campaign.
If there is ocht in Scotland that's worth ha'en / There is nae distance to which it's unattached – Hugh MacDiarmidA realignment of Scottish literary studies is long overdue. The present volume counters the relative neglect of comparative literature in Scotland by exploring the fortunes of Scottish writing in mainland Europe, and, conversely, the engagement of Scottish literary intellectuals with European texts. Most of the contributions draw on the onlineBibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation. Together they demonstrate the richness of the creative dialogue, not only between writers, but also between musicians and visual artists when they turn their attention to literature.The contributors to this volume cover most of Europe, including the German-speaking countries, Scandinavia, France, Catalonia, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Russia. All Scotland's major literary languages – Gaelic, Scots, English and Latin – are featured in a continent-wide labyrinth that will repay further exploration.