The Isle of Mull
- The Isle of Mull
- Island series
- The Isle of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland, and sharing its famous scenery is rapidly becoming a poular holiday island yet remains beautiful and comparatively unspoilt, retaining and atmosphere of the past.
- This is the first full factual account of the island and it is written by an author with a lifelong knowledge of Mull. It contains a tremendous amount to interest both tourist and the serious student of Mull's history, geography and present day problems. It is illustrated with photographs and maps and diagrams in the text.
- The island's geological history, climate, wildlife and vegetation are descibed; its prehistory and its successive wave of settlers, both Celtic and Norse, are examined and the social history of Mull is traced from the days of St.Columba and the coming of Christianity through the clan system down to the present day. A full account is given of the present social and economic characteristics of the island.
- The history of Mull has been a sad record of minor successes, bitter frustrations, a dwindling population and an uncertain future. The author suggests that the island is at a crossroads and reviews the conflicting claims of agriculture, forestry and tourism against a background of costly and inadequate communications. For all who value the preservation of island life, or indeed of splendid natural scenery, the author's examination of the possibilities for the future is essential reading.
- 246 pages, 1970, Case bound, 5¾" x 8¾"
- ISBN-10 0715343548
- Pre-Owned, very good, light edge wear, previous owners date on flysheet — £16.00
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