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
With the Principal Roads to London, Copious Observations on Each Road, and an Appendix Containing Some Account of the Canals, Lakes, Mountains, Harbours, and Romantic Scenery, Deserving of the Traveller's Notice ; Embellished with a Correct Travelling Map of Scotland...
In terms of architectural heritage, perhaps nothing is more poignant than the ruination of a once-grand house. Since 1945, it has been estimated, over 200 of Scotland’s major houses have been lost. The reasons for the losses vary, whether fire, dry rot, or demolition when costs become prohibitive. Fortunately, photographs remain as a remarkable, often eerie record of these great houses. Sometimes, as with the magnificent photos of Hamilton Palace, they provide a fitting testimony to an architectural masterpiece. In other cases, as with Murthly, the unique pictorial record is a painstaking—and heartbreaking—sequence of photos taken of the dynamiting of this beautiful property. Ian Gow, Curator of the National Trust for Scotland and one of the country’s most eminent architectural historians, has selected 20 of its most important lost houses, placing them in the context of an entire era of destruction.
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.