Captures in descriptions, what it was really like trying to make a living out of a hill croft years ago. This book features a couple and their young daughter, who fresh from city life, immerse themselves in the practicalities of looking after sheep, cattle and hens, mending fences, baking bread and surviving the Scottish winters.
An inspirational resource for those who want to discover more about this land of Roman and Viking raids, the scene for epic battles, the historic home of the Enlightenment. From geological origins to the momentous Independence Referendum, this is the essential accessible guide to exploring Scotland's history.
Writing on a small island in the Firth of Forth in the 1440s, Walter Bower set out to tell the whole story of the Scottish nation in a single huge book, the Scotichronicon - 'a history book for Scots'. This fascinating selection is made from the modern 9-volume edition produced by Professor D.E.R. Watt and his team.
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