The Scottish Islands: A Comprehensive Guide to Every Scottish Island

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From the abandoned crofts of Mingulay and the standing stones of Orkney to the white beaches of Colonsay and the spectacular Cuillins of Skye, this is the first complete gazetteer to cover all of Scotland’s many hundreds of islands, including those which are uninhabited and those which are notoriously difficult to reach. Packed with information on access, anchorages, points of historical or natural interest, and things to do and see, this fascinating compendium provides indispensable information for touring, for browsing, for reference, and for all of those travelers who wish to experience some of the most beautiful and remote places in the world. No other book begins to emulate the range and depth of the information contained in The Scottish Islands. Complete with full-color illustrations and relief maps of all the main islands, this is both an impressive work of reference and a fascinating personal view of Scotland’s distant outposts.

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Hamish Haswell-Smith's other titles include An Island Odyssey. He is a qualified yachtmaster who has sailed extensively among the Scottish islands. His sketches and paintings have been exhibited in British and European galleries.

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"Should be by the bedsides of those who like to dream about islands."  —Guardian

"As a reference source Haswell-Smith's book is invaluable . . . a monumental labour of love that communicates the author's own passion for island hopping and combines it delightfully with his further talents as a painter and artist."  —Daily Telegraph

"Invaluable . . . Read him at your peril; I promise you will want to flee city life."  —Daily Telegraph

"The acknowledged Rosetta Stone of island hopping."  —Sunday Times

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