Literary tours in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

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Our small group tours let you see the Scottish islands through the eyes of a local and discover their legends, best-kept secrets, and beautiful crafts.

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Holmes, B.A. Chapter V--A Trip to Shetland. Aberdeen--En route--Lerwick--Past and present saints--Some notes on the islands--A Shetland poet--A visit to Bressay--From Lerwick to Sandwick--Quarff--"That holy man, Noah"--Fladibister--Cunningsburgh.

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Holmes, B.A. Chapter VII--Legends and Literary Notabilia. Gairloch folk-lore: Prince Olaf and his bride--A laird who had seen a fairy--Tales from Loch Broom: The dance of death--The Kildonan midwife--The magic herring--Taisch--Antiquities of.

The resident literary magazine of the Highlands and Islands, Northwords Now aims to give a voice to new writing from the Highlands. It seeks to redefine the idea that the North of Scotland is isolated and bereft, in some way, and achieves this through the multi-varied medium of poetry, short fiction, reviews, essays The list goes on.

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Strictly speaking, these are two books – the modern editions obligingly come with both narratives, recording the tour of the Highlands and Islands made in by Dr Samuel Johnson, the famous lexicographer, and his biographer Samuel travellers headed out from Edinburgh up the east coast to Aberdeen and Inverness, then into the Highlands and onto the Hebridean islands of Skye.

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Island hopping by ferry Regular ferry connections run from the mainland to the islands on the west and north coasts of Scotland, and also between the islands. Hiking In The Scottish Highlands.

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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides Written when Johnson was 63 and Boswell 32 in (when they had been friends for ten years), these travel journals were the result of a three-month trip to Scotland.

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The western Highlands, back-dropped by dramatically scenic mountain ranges is a region of legend - on this tour you'll visit Loch Ness, home of the infamous monster - and of legendary beauty in the form of the wildlife-rich Hebrides and Small Islands, Fort William and Ben Nevis; the.

40 books set in Scotland that everyone should read Waverley is widely regarded as the first example of historical fiction in Western literature. The. Daniel Turner Holmes (23 February – 7 April ) was a Scottish Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from to as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Govan.

Holmes was educated at the University of London, the University of Geneva and the University of was an assistant examiner at the University of London, taught at Greenock Academy and Paisley.

The Highlands (Scots: the Hielands; Scottish Gaelic: a’ Ghàidhealtachd [ə ˈɣɛːəl̪ˠt̪ʰəxk], 'the place of the Gaels') is a historic region of Scotland.

Culturally, the Highlands and the Lowlands diverged from the later Middle Ages into the modern period, when Lowland Scots replaced Scottish Gaelic throughout most of the Lowlands.

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See more.Today, we travel to the town of Oban. Leaving the mainland by Caledonian MacBrayne ferry, we make the minute crossing to the Isle of Mull. As we head through the small islands and across to Mull, the incredible picture-postcard views are truly awe-inspiring; rugged coastline, hills rising sharply from the water's edge, endless greens, purples and browns of the moorland and jagged, exposed.

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