A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, Circa 1695

A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, Circa 1695 And, A Voyage to St Kilda

Paperback (25 May 2018)

  • $15.58
Add to basket

Includes delivery to USA

3 copies available online - Usually dispatched within 48 hours

Synopsis

One of the greatest travellers in Scotland, Martin Martin was also a native Gaelic speaker. This text offers his narrative of his journey around the Western Isles, and a mine of information on custom, tradition and life. Martin Martin's wrote before the Jacobite rebellions changed the way of life of the Highlander irrevocably. The volume includes the earliest account of St Kilda, first published in 1697 and Sir Donald Monro, High Dean of the Isles, account written in 1549 which presents a record of a pastoral visit to islands still coping with the aftermath of the fall of the Lords of the Isles.

Book information

ISBN: 9781780275468
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
Pub date:
DEWEY: 914.1140468
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 372g
Height: 133mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 33mm