Scotland Highlands & Islands

by Alan Murphy 

£13.99

900 in stock

ISBN:  9781911082576
Published :  11th Jun 2018
Format:   Paperback
Size:  115 X 178
Edition:  1

About this book

When the rain stops falling and the mist clears, there is no more beautiful place on earth than the Scottish Highlands. Footprint's Handbook will guide you from dramatic coastal landscapes and incredible mountain passes to picturesque villages and imposing castles. * Great coverage of the top activities and sights in the region, including whisky distilleries, clan history, wildlife spotting, island hopping, and hillwalking. * Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from Neolithic remains to pristine beaches. * Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape * Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget * Full-colour planning section to inspire travellers and help them find the best experiences From watching the sun rise behind the Old Man of Storr to discovering quaint fairy glens, Footprint's fully updated 7th edition will help you navigate this stunning destination.

About the author

As a journalist living in Dundee, Alan Murphy enjoyed many opportunities to explore the glories of the Scottish Highlands before leaving his native country to travel in South America. During a stint working for the English-language Bolivian Times in La Paz, Alan met the editor of the South American Handbook and was invited to write a new series of Footprint guides to Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela. But the pull of his homeland proved too strong and he eventually returned home to write Footprint guides to Scotland, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Scotland's Highlands & Islands. Work opportunities once again pulled him away, this time to the wilds of West Yorkshire, where he now lives with his wife, three children and dog.

Contents

1) Planning your trip
2) Argyll
3) Central Highlands
4) North & Northwest
5) Skye & the Small Isles
6) Outer Hebrides
7) Orkney & Shetland
8) Background
9) Practicalities
10) Footnotes