Argyll Book by Donald Omand
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Argyll Book
By Donald Omand

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Argyll Book by Donald Omand

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Argyll, Dalriada or Earra-ghaidheal, 'the Coastland' or 'Boundary of the Gael', is one of the most beautiful and historically significant parts of Scotland. Before the local government reorganization of 1975, Argyll was also one of Scotland's biggest counties. Bounded by Inverness-shire to the north and stretching as far south as the Mull of Kintyre, it had a coastline measuring a staggering 2220 miles and took in ninety islands, including Mull, Iona Tiree, Lismore, Jura, Islay, Gigha and Colonsay. The story of Argyll is a staggering roll of great names, deeds and institutions, of places such as Dunadd, Iona and Islay, which played key roles in the political and religious development of the nation, as well as the of a Gaelic culture whose influence stretched throughout Scotland and beyond. This book consists of over twenty chapters by recognized experts, covering a huge range of topics, from geology and prehistory to stately homes, folklore and literature, which provide a lively and informed introduction to this fascinating part of Scotland.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841584805
ISBN-10: 1841584800
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Argyll Book by Donald Omand Argyll Book, Hardback (November 2004)

Argyll, Dalriada or Earra-ghaidheal, "the Coastland" or "Boundary of the Gael", is one of the most beautiful and historically significant parts of Scotland. This work covers topics ranging from prehistory to stately homes, folklore and literature, that relate to Argyll.

Perthshire Book by Donald Omand Perthshire Book, Paperback (September 2000)

This collection of essays is the story of Perthshire, Scotland's heartland, where many of her greatest treasures are to be found. The district resonates with folklore and incident; it was the birthplace of Rob Roy and also inspired some of Scott's finest work.

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Author Biography - Donald Omand

Until his recent retirement, Donald Omand ran the University of Aberdeen's continuing education programme in the North islands and Highlands. He has written and edited numerous books, including The Borders Book and The Perthshire Book. He lives in Caithness.

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