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Friday, November 24, 2006

Tour Inverness

Tour Inverness. Norman Newton's beautifully illustrated new history of Inverness focuses on the rapid development and change in the city over the last two hundred years. He vividly recalls the colourful characters and dramatic events that are part of Inverness's rich recent history. Although Inverness is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, it retains a sense of history, as befits the capital of the Highlands. From the Witch of Tomnahurich to the Battle of Culloden, images of the past pervade the present. The narrative gives a keen insight into the character and makeup of the modern city and the surrounding area, and it provides a particularly strong portrait of the local people. The book is generously illustrated with a combination of old and new photographs, maps and engravings, and the text, though written in an informal, punchy style, is based on years of meticulous research. Inverness: Highland Town to Millennium City.

This detailed Inverness map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest. Inverness, Loch Ness and Culloden (Explorer Maps).

This Pathfinder guide to the regions surroun ding the Highlands offers graded and colour coded walks in a variety of settings that range from the banks of Loch Ness to challenging mountain climbs. Inverness, Loch Ness and the North East Highlands: Walks (Pathfinder Guide).

The opening of the Inverness and Nairn Railway in 1855 was one of the most significant events in the history of the Highlands. It created new communities, led to the development of villages into towns and boosted agriculture and tourism. In this new book, published to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Inverness and Nairn Railway, Neil Sinclair looks for the first time at the social history of the railway line, through the lives of those who worked on it and the communities in which they lived. Drawing on interviews with former railway staff, newspaper cuttings and diaries and letters from the Highland Archives, the author has pieced together detailed portraits of families and individuals whose lives were tied to the railway they worked on. The major events of the 20th century, two World Wars, the rise of the unions and the growth of road transport, are considered in the context of their impact on the railway and its workers. Illustrated with more than 200 carefully sourced photographs, the book that is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in the Highlands, as well as railway enthusiasts. Highland Railway: People and Places - From the Inverness and Nairn Railway to Scotrail.

An illustrated guide, which explores the mysterious Loch Ness, and its monster, as well as the city and environs of Inverness. Loch Ness and Inverness (Souvenir Guides).

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