The Small Isles
Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck
By (author) Denis Rixson
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Small Isles by Denis Rixson
Book DescriptionFor many a spectacular skyline and magnificent scenery is their first awareness of the islands off Arisaig and Mallaig, yet their history is as central as their geographic situation to the story of the Hebrides. This is the first book ever to be written on the collective history of the little group of islands between Ardnamurchan and Skye.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841581545
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Denis Rixson
Knoydart, Paperback (April 2011)
A fascinatingly detailed history of Knoydart, a piece of land that has changed hands more times in the past 150 years, than in the past 700. Its warlike and impoverished inhabitants famously caused endless problems under the leadership of Coll of Barisdale, whose protection racket bequeathed the word blackmail to the English language.
Arisaig and Morar, Paperback (April 2011)
Arisiag and Morar, Norse and Gaelic, the 'river-mouth bay' and the 'great water', an area so rugged and desolate it was itself known as the Highlands of the Highlands. Where, despite clearance and emigration, potato blight and deer forest, poverty and hardship, a new road and railway were eventually driven, a fishing indus
Small Isles, Paperback (March 2011)
Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck have a long and varied history, are among the least well documented of the Hebridean Islands. This is the first book ever to be written on the collective history of the little group of islands between Ardnamurchan and Skye.
Hebridean Traveller, Paperback (January 2004)» View all books by Denis Rixson
An exploration of the various attitudes to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland through the writings of those who travelled there over the centuries. Themes covered include: perceptions of the Highlands, the historian's agenda, political, military and diplomatic views, the pre- and post-Reformation Church and much more.
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