A History of Scotland’s Landscapes
BY FIONA WATSON WITH PIERS DIXON HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT SCOTLAND £30.00
From Portmahomack to Penicuik and Galloway to Glasgow, there is no Scottish stone left unturned in A History of Scotland’s Landscapes.
Seeking to decode Scotland’s city and rural landscapes, Watson and Dixon show us how to ‘read’ the environment around us. As they take us through the history of Scotland’s hills, lochs, roads and buildings, the reader is taught how to identify historic features in the modern landscape.
From the outset we are told that ‘footprints of the past are to be found almost everywhere,’ and the authors certainly seek to prove this. Exploring a wide range of locations they explain the immense depth of history that lies beneath our feet.
The book is interspersed with bird’s-eye images, age-old maps and historic photographs that make it an enjoyable, colourful read.
Whether you’d like to learn more about the country’s history, or are just looking for a nice book to accompany a cup of tea, no Scottish coffee table is complete without this beautifully presented book.