New Way Through The Glens
- New Way Through The Glens
- Highland Road, Bridge and Canal Makers of the Early 19th Century
- In this book the author has given the first detailed account of the great engineer Thomas Telford and his collearues in their work in the Highlands of Scotland. He was able to do this because in his research of over seven years he discovered two large collections of contemporary material never before used, one in the Record Office of the House of Lords, and in the other in the cellars of a legal office in Edinburgh.
- The author deals first with the history of the Highland roads before 1800 and the social and economic distress which forced the government into action. He then deals with the problems which faced the Commissioners and describes the many mischances and misadventures which occured. Finally he deals with the later history of the road and canal and with the benefits brought to the Highlands, and also describes the constant damage caused wear, wind and weather.
- Described by The Scotsman as 'Dr Haldane's brilliant story', this book will be of absorbing interest to students of the Highlands, to the walker, the motorist and the lover of the Highland scene. Readers will find great interest and pleasure in pages which paint with no colour a picture of Scotland in the early years of the last century and of the great work of reconstruction for the Highlands.
- Most of the illustrations are contemporary prints of those parts of the Highlands the book deals with; there is also a map of 1828 showing the new roads.
- 247 pages, 1973, 3rd Impression, Case bound, 5¾" x 8¾"
- ISBN-10 0715360809
- ISBN-13 9780715360804
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