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Description - Islay by David Caldwell

This book covers the history of Islay up to the present day with a particular focus on the people of the island. Islay was originally part of Dal Riata, the early kingdom of the Scots, but was then colonised by Scandinavian settlers in the middle of the ninth century. It also looks at the lesser folk, especially during the time of the Campbell lairds, from the early 17th century onwards.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841583587
ISBN-10: 1841583588
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Caldwell

Dr David Caldwell is Keeper of Scotland & Europe in the National Museums of Scotland. In the 1990s he directed excavations at Finlaggan on Islay, the centre of the Lordship of the Isles. He is the author of another Birlinn publication, Islay, Jura and Colonsay: A Historical Guide (2001), which provides a gazetteer of sites and monuments to complement this book.

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