Scotland's Last Frontier

A Journey Along the Highland Line

Alistair Moffat

A fresh view of Scotland, using the boundary that divides the country both geologically and culturally as the basis for a fascinating and unique debate between two of the country's pre-eminent broadcasters
Date Published :
August 2015
Publisher :
Birlinn
Contributor(s) :
James Naughtie
Illustration :
16pp color plate section
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781780273310
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 7.85 X 5.1 inches
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$12.99

Overview
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The Highland Line is the most profound internal boundary in Britain. First recognised by Agricola in the first century AD (parts of its most northerly portion mark the furthest north the Romans got) it divides the country both geologically and culturally, signalling the border between highland and lowland, Celtic and English-speaking, crofting and farming. In Scotland's Last Frontier best-selling author Alistair Moffat makes a journey of the imagination, tracing the route of the Line from the River Clyde through Perthshire and the north-east. In addition to exploring the huge importance of the Line over almost two thousand years, he also shows how it continues to influence life and attitudes in 21st-century Scotland. The result is a fascinating book, full of history and anecdote.

About The Author
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Alistair Moffat was born and bred in the Scottish Borders. A former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, he now runs the Borders Book Festival and the DNA testing company, BritainsDNA (www.britainsdna.com). He is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books and is currently Rector of St Andrews University.

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