Cas­tles and Gal­leys

Scottish Field - - BOOK REVIEWS -

BY PAULA MARTIN IS­LANDS BOOK TRUST £11.99 Whether you’re a his­tory ex­pert or just want to learn about Scot­land’s his­toric cas­tles and gal­leys, this ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of pa­pers pro­vides in-depth anal­y­sis on how they func­tioned and in­ter­acted through­out the cen­turies. After hold­ing a con­fer­ence along­side His­toric Scot­land and the late Ian MacNeil of Barra, the Is­lands Book Trust has brought to­gether a range of in­sight­ful pa­pers writ­ten by lead­ing ex­perts. An ed­u­ca­tional read, this won’t be ev­ery­one’s cup of tea, but it’s brim­ming with an­cient facts.

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