A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, Circa 1695

A Voyage to St Kilda

Martin Martin, Donald Monro

This text offers Martin Martin's narrative of his journey around the Western Isles, with information on custom, tradition and life, and an account of St Kilda, published in 1697, and Sir Donald Monro, High Dean of the Isles, visit after the fall of the Lords of the Isles, written in 1549.
Date Published :
May 2018
Publisher :
Birlinn
Editor :
Jean Munro
Contributor(s) :
Charles W. J. Withers, R.W. Munro
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781780275468
Pages : 384
Dimensions : 7.85 X 5.1 inches
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$14.95

Overview
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One of the greatest travellers in Scotland, Martin Martin was also a native Gaelic speaker. This text offers his narrative of his journey around the Western Isles, and a mine of information on custom, tradition and life. Martin Martin's wrote before the Jacobite rebellions changed the way of life of the Highlander irrevocably. The volume includes the earliest account of St Kilda, first published in 1697 and Sir Donald Monro, High Dean of the Isles, account written in 1549 which presents a record of a pastoral visit to islands still coping with the aftermath of the fall of the Lords of the Isles.

About The Author
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Martin Martin (Martainn MacGilleMhartainn) was born at Bealach, near Duntulm, Skye, and was a native Gaelic speaker. He studied at the universities of Edinburgh and Leiden, and died in London in 1719.

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