The Outer Hebrides

A Historical Guide

Mary MacLeod Rivett

The latest book in Birlinn's acclaimed series of historical guides; an up-to-date, authoritative and accessible introduction to the built heritage of the Outer Hebrides
Date Published :
December 2019
Publisher :
Birlinn
Language:
English
Series :
Birlinn Historical Guides
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781780273679
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5 inches
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Overview
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The Outer Hebrides lie 40 miles to the west of mainland Scotland, forming a barrier to the North Atlantic. Culturally distinct from early prehistory, the islands contain a wealth of historical and archaeological monuments, including the standing stones at Callanish, the magnificent St Clement’s church at Rodel as well as numerous brochs, castles, Pitish houses, croft houses and industrial and military buildings.

In addition to descriptions of key historic sites from prehistory onwards and gazetteers covering every place of historical interest, this book also traces the development of the modern environment and landscape of the islands, enabling the visitor to appreciate the sites within their historical and cultural context.

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