Description - Skye by Alan McKirdy
The Cuillins of Skye are famous the world over but Skye has much else to offer, from the little crofting townships of the Sleat peninsula with their modern university, to the bustling town of Portree. In the north the weird rock formations of Trotternish - the Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr - are some of the oddest and most dramatic sights in Scotland; while to the West lies Dunvegan, Talisker and much else besides. Rich in history and archaeology this is an exploration of one of the worlds most famous islands, celebrated in poetry and song. Few know it better than Cailean Maclean whose family's roots in the area go back generations.
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Author Biography - Alan McKirdy
Cailean Maclean was born and brought up in the Outer Hebrides and has been living on the Isle of Skye since the early 1980s. He worked in community education and then as a producer for the BBC before turning freelance about 10 years ago. His interest in photography, developed while a Geography student at Aberdeen University, now provides him with part of his freelance income and he also continues to work in broadcasting from his base in Aird Bernisdale near Portree. Maclean co-wrote Knee Deep in Claret with Billy Kay but most of his more recent publications are photography related. eg. Skye: The Island (with Jim Hunter), The Highlands (illustrating a re-publication of his uncle Calum's celebrated book, The Wee Skye Book) and Skyescapes.