Fort Wil­liam

The Oban Times - - Districts -

PAUL Mur­ton, pre­sen­ter of BBC TV’s Grand Tours of the Scot­tish Is­lands, fell in love with the He­brides as a child and has spent half a life­time ex­plor­ing the is­lands he con­sid­ers the most beau­ti­ful in the world.

In a new book, The He­brides, pub­lished in Au­gust by Bir­linn, he ex­plores the breath­tak­ing scenery and the colour­ful his­tory, cul­ture, myths and leg­ends of the is­lands.

He also meets the peo­ple who make the He­brides tick, from crofters, fish­er­men, tweed waulk­ers and clan chiefs to peat cut­ters, gin dis­tillers, black-pud­ding mak­ers and even a res­cuer of par­rots.

Paul Mur­ton will be pro­mot­ing his new book in book­shops through­out Scot­land this sum­mer and au­tumn, start­ing in the High­land Book­shop in Fort Wil­liam on Thursday Au­gust 24, Tackle and Books in Tober­mory on Friday Au­gust 25 and Water­stones, Oban, on Satur­day Au­gust 26.

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