Beyond The Great Glen
- Beyond The Great Glen
- British Topographical Series
- by James R.Nicolson
- Few places in Britain today can claim a greater remoteness than that part of Scotland that lies beyond the Great Glen. The far north of Scotland has a unique fascination in mountain, moor and loch, found not only in the landscape but also in an abundant wildlife and in the rigours of daily life common to every croft and village. The reader will find here a wealth of material previously reserved for the naturalist, historian, geographer and geologist, information that is as valuable and enduring as the Highland tradition itself
- The people of northern Scotland are the inheritors of mixed fortune and of a history of almost continuous government neglect. Peace and solitude have been exchanged for unrest, unemployment, poverty and discontent. But the long awaited miracle is now taking its effect and wealth gleaned from North Sea Oil is breathing new life into the Highlands and bringing with it a revolution in opportunity. Changes have been swift and a new fear has emerged in their wake; the fear that the Highland way of life and its traditions, the landscape and its wildlife are now closer to sudden death than they have ever been. The danger is very much greater than it was with the savage edicts issued after the '45 rebellion or the enclosures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. it is certainly vital to achieve a reversal of the trend of depopulation but if it means sacrificing the Highlands on the cold altar of commerce, the price is too high.
- 232 pages, 1975, Case bound, 5¾" x 8¾"
- ISBN-10 0715367781
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