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Friday, November 24, 2006

Scotland Photography

The Cuillin, on the Isle of Skye, form the finest single chain of mountains in Britain, rising straight out of the sea to a height of over 3000 feet, and presenting a landscape of light and rapidly changeable weather. This award-winning volume of photographs, taken by British photographer Gordon Stainforth, explores the savage beauty of this unique mountain region, and captures the essence of rock climbing and scrambling in the area. The Cuillin.

The most westerly point of Argyll, Islay and Jura occupy a special place in Scotland's history, home to MacDonald, 'Lords of the Isles', as well as to the famous blend of Bowmore's Whisky Distillery. The fields and hills hold an abundance of wildlife, making it an ideal spot for farming, fishing and rambling, while its ruins speak of the impact of the nineteenth century's mass emigration and the clearances. Lord George Robertson brings his perceptive eye and lens to these different aspects of two of Scotland's most beautiful islands. This book forms part of a new series of images of Scotland's most beautiful scenery taken by some of its finest photographers. These books are not simply pictures of what we can see from our car window, nor simply misty landscapes but photography which gets to the heart of both the landscape and its human component. While covering all the main attractions in an area the photographers have sought out the quirky, the curious and the unknown to give a new dimension to a land we all thought we knew. Islay and Jura.

In 1891 Hugh Thomas Munro published his tables of the Scottish 3,000-foot peaks, and ever since the Reverend A.E. Robertson became the first Munroist, by completing the first ascent of all the mountains listed, there has been an accelerating number of mountaineers seeking to follow in his footsteps. The listing was updated in 1997, to make a total of 284 mountains, and in this stunning book Irvine Butterfield has selected the most evocative photographs to reveal the individual character of each one, with supporting information such as vital statistics. All the photographers' work shown here captures that illusive quality which, simply put, is the magic of the Munros. The Magic of the Munros.

This is a high quality photographic essay on the Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona with 115 full colour images, an introduction and captions. Mull and Iona.

This book contains images of Scotland from over 400 miles above the Earth in true colour. It contains state-of-the-art high resolution satellite images giving close up details with fascinating captions about Scotland's landscape. Scotland from Space (Souvenir Guide).

This is a book which reflects the mix of tradition and style in the Scottish Highlands: tartans, tweeds and natural materials, sports, excursions and dancing, fishing and stalking, a Burns Night dinner with a Toast to the Haggis. Accompanied by stunning photographs. Living in the Highlands.

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