Wild Scotland

This book provides a fascinating overview of the country's plants, animals, bird and marine life against the background of their natural settings.

Author: James McCarthy

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781842820964

Category: Natural history

Page: 172

View: 741

Wild Scotland is a fascinating overview of the animals, plants, birds and marine creatures which populate the beautiful countryside of Scotland. With indispensable advice on where to go and when, how to see the wildlife, how best to photograph it, and what you can do to help conserve the unspoilt land you visit, this revised and updated edition of James McCarthy's classic guide to the Scottish wilderness is essential reading for tourist and local alike. Where are you most likely to see otters in Scotland? When is the best time to see Scotland's orchids? In which city can you see fossil trees over 300 million years old? Where can you be guaranteed to see, at close quarters, a peregrine feeding its chicks? Wild Scotland, the site by site guide to the best of natural Scotland, answers these and many other questions. Descriptions of 65 key sites to visit, plus an additional 95 nearby sites Details of 36 providers of wildlife viewing services All the latest developments of sites, protected areas and conservation of species across the whole of Scotland A chapter on photographing wildlife by acclaimed photographer Laurie Campbell 32 pages of striking colour wildlife photographs and clear regional =maps throughout

A Handbook of Scotland s Wild Harvests

An example of this is the organisation's pioneering work on the potential and
benefits of non-timber forest products in Scotland, which led to the birth of the
Scottish Wild Harvests Association (SWHA). Promoting sustainable harvesting is
part of ...

Author: Fi Martynoga

Publisher: Saraband

ISBN: 1887354999

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 349

"The exciting thing about this book is the number of unusual flavours and species it highlights" (Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles) This inspirational guide is bursting with invaluable know-how on Scotland's wild harvest, covering what, where, when and how you can use your bounty in sustainable ways - from the most useful and widespread of species to the less well-known, and from leaves and berries to saps, seeds, seaweeds, mosses and wood. Recipes from Scottish kitchens include nettle brose, blaeberry muffins and creative dishes from a surprisingly wide range of species. Learn how to begin or extend a repertoire of wild foods and materials that can be used as dyes, remedies and around the home.

The Wild Plants of Scotland and The Animals of Scotland

The two parts included here are The Wild Plants of Scotland and The Animals of
Scotland. The sections were translated in a two-phase research project. Section II
, book 3, actually called The Animals of Scotland, both Wild and Domesticated, ...

Author: Robert Sibbald

Publisher: Lee Raye

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 463

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"There must be a divine kindness directed towards our homeland, because most of our animals have a use for human life. We also lack those wild and savage ones of other regions. Wolves were common once upon a time, and even bears are spoken of among the Scottish: but time extinguished the genera and they are extirpated from the island." The Wild Plants of Scotland and The Animals of Scotland is a translation of two parts of Robert Sibbald's (1684) Scotia Illustrata. The most ambitious of Britain's early modern regional natural histories, this text drew on data provided by over sixty contributors to describe the state of nature in Scotland in 1684. This book describes Scotland as a paradise waiting to be harvested. Sibbald and his fellow contributors catalogue almost a thousand species of flora and fauna from the country, most of which were found to be useful to humans in some way. This is a rich source of information for conservationists, environmental and medical historians, conservationists and anyone interested in the natural heritage of Scotland. Translated and edited by L Raye

High Light

All-new portfolio of awe-inspiring Highland photography from Scotland's finest photographer.

Author: Colin Prior

Publisher: Constable & Robinson

ISBN: 9781849013857

Category: Highlands (Scotland)

Page: 193

View: 862

Colin Prior's work is about landscape photography at its limits. Shooting at the magic hours of dusk and dawn, he catches those rare moments when composition, fine light and colour combine to create a remarkable image. Each photograph captures fleeting moments of nature which will never repeat themselves exactly. The images verge on obsession - Prior camped out on the remotest peaks in Scotland to obtain them. This stunning new collection documents the dynamic nature of the Highlands landscape and wildlife - and sounds a clarion call for a new, engaged naturalism. In a world where the environment is increasingly being damaged, Prior argues, we should regain touch with what's left of the natural landscape rather than rely solely on superimposed solutions. A key reason why the natural environment is now in peril is precisely because of failures to understand its dynamic, in-flux nature. The portfolio combines breathtaking new examples of Prior's trademark panoramas - which continually appeal to the tourist/travel market - with a range of new medium-format images that push the boundaries of digital photography, of huge interest to his dedicated technical following.

The Poets and Poetry of Scotland

Her fountains sing o ' freedom still As they dance down the dells ; WOULD TIIAT I
WERE WHERE WILD And weel I lo'e the land , my lads , WOODS WAVE . That's
girded by the sea ; Then Scotland's dales and Scotland's vales , Would that I ...

Author: James Grant Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English poetry

Page:

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The Wild Red Deer of Scotland Notes from an Island Forest on Deer Deer Stalking and Deer Forests in the Scottish Highlands

A PLEA FOB THE WILD STAG. All the world knows that the deepest passions in
human nature are those of longest ancestry, love, hunger, sport, and for the same
reason the hunting of big game holds among field sports a foremost place, ...

Author: Alan Gordon Cameron

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446548961

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

View: 424

THE WILD RED DEER OF SCOTLAND Notes from an Island Forest on Deer, Deer Stalking, and Deer Forests in the Scottish Highlands. By Allan Gordon Cameron. Originally published in the early 1920's this scarce deer stalking title is now very hard to locate in its first edition. READ COUNTRY BOOKS have now republished it using the original text, maps and illustrations. The author was an experienced stalker and naturalist who wrote many articles for the sporting journals of that era. The life of a Scottish hill stag is a phenomenon without parallel in the natural history of the species and this book will prove of great interest to all with an interest in field sports and nature. Two hundred and sixty five pages contain fifteen detailed chapters including : - Deer Stalking Old and New. - The Hill Stag and the Hill Stalk. - A Naturalist in the Deer Forest. - Calving, Birth Rate etc. - Habits. - Duration of Life. - Stalking Methods. - Antlers (four chapters) - Deer Forest Reforms. - The Ideal Forest. - Deer Distribution etc. This is a fascinating read for any stalking enthusiast or historian of the species, and contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Poets and Poetry of Scotland From Thomas Campbell to Marquis of Lorne

Her fountains sing o ' freedom still As they dance down the dells ; WOULD TIIAT I
WERE WHERE WILD And weel I lo'e the land , my lads , WOODS WAVE . That's
girded by the sea ; Then Scotland's dales and Scotland's vales , Would that I ...

Author: James Grant Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English poetry

Page:

View: 145


The Public General Statutes Affecting Scotland

... after the fifteenth day of March , any wild bird recently killed or taken , shall , on
conviction of any such offence before any two justices of the peace in England
and Wales or Ireland , or before the sheriff in Scotland , in the case of any wild
bird ...

Author: Scotland

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page:

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The Songs of Scotland

The Wild Glen sae Green , ” “ The Crook and the Plain , ” and above all , the
inspiriting “ Scotland yet , ” have taken a secure position amongst our popular
minstrelsy . His works are presently being edited by Dr. Brydon , of Hawick , with
a view ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Ballads, Scots

Page: 583

View: 250


The Scottish Wild

Uncontested by an alternative female icon , Scotland as rugged warrior could
become , in the nineteenth century , the primal male element of female Britannia .
Yet even when the Scottish wild has become integral to Britannia , it remains ,
like ...

Author: Maureen M. Martin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 748

View: 915


The Wreath of Wild Flowers

But Scotland bartered for England ' s throne , and sold her own independence ,
with the nobility , titles , and glory of her ... They rambled together over the sunny
sides of the pastoral hills , and danced to wild Scottish airs , in gleesome ...

Author: John Milton Stearns

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Gift books

Page: 276

View: 983


The Protection Afforded to Wild Life in Scotland

INTRODUCTION The purpose of this Review is to provide a representative
resumé of the protection afforded to wild life in Scotland under existing legislation
. Understanding has necessarily been assumed of matters which have not been
the ...

Author: R. A. Haldane

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Game protection

Page: 31

View: 200


Wild Flowers of the North Highlands of Scotland

A guide that illustrates the beauties of wild flower species across Northern Scotland.

Author: Ken Butler

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers

ISBN: 9781780271781

Category: Wild flowers

Page: 189

View: 960

This is a book that can be enjoyed by novices and experts alike, both a beautiful coffee-table book and an invaluable reference guide.

Scotland

This stunning volume contains Colin Prior's most distinctive panoramic images, from all across the Highlands, as well as thirty stunning new images and a new foreword. Scotland: The Wild Places is about landscape photography at its limits.

Author: Colin Prior

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 9781849011037

Category: Natural history

Page: 192

View: 242

The finest volume of Highland landscape photography ever produced - in a new, updated edition. This stunning volume contains Colin Prior's most distinctive panoramic images, from all across the Highlands, as well as thirty stunning new images and a new foreword. Scotland: The Wild Places is about landscape photography at its limits. The collection is organized around the solstices and equinoxes and dramatically illustrates the extremes of light at these turning points of the year. Each seasonal shift in the position of sunrise and sunset results in an otherworldly transformation of the landscape. The images verge on obsession - Prior camped out on the remotest peaks in Scotland to obtain them.Shooting at the magic hours of dusk and dawn, he is able to catch those rare moments when composition, fine light and colour combine to create a remarkable image. Each photograph uniquely captures fleeting moments of nature, which will never repeat themselves exactly. As the information revolution gathers apace our lives are continuously being shaped by technology and a greater dependency on computers. In this world of virtual reality there is an even greater need for humankind to touch the natural world and experience the peace and beauty, space and silence of wild places.

Wild and Majestic

This book accompanies a landmark exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, which charts Scotland's journey into the global imagination and invites you to think again about the meaning and relevance of ideas that continue to define ...

Author: Patrick Watt

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781910682241

Category: Art, Scottish

Page: 96

View: 527

Dramatic Highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world.0From the Romantic movement of the 18th and early 19th centuries to Queen Victoria?s Highland idyll at Balmoral, 'Wild and Majestic' considers the origins of these ideas and explores how romantic interpretations of the cultural traditions of the Scottish Highlands and Islands became enduring symbols of wider Scottish identity.0This book accompanies a landmark exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, which charts Scotland?s journey into the global imagination and invites you to think again about the meaning and relevance of ideas that continue to define Scotland today.00Exhibition: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK (26.06.-10.11.2019).

Notes on the Folk lore of the North East of Scotland

It was the common notion that the Irish had no goodwill to the lapwing , as it gave
its eggs to Scotland and its dirt to Ireland . THE WILD GOOSE . In spring in some
districts the flight of the common wild goose in its migration was anxiously ...

Author: Walter Gregor

Publisher: London : Published for the Folk-lore Society by E. Stock

ISBN:

Category: Folklore

Page: 238

View: 692


The Scottish Naturalist

Geranium Pyrenaicum ; [ Is not mentioned for Scotland , but is naturalized in
several counties . ] Rhamnus frangula , [ also in Ross ... Rosa rubiginosa / vera ) ,
probably an escape in Scotland ; ( Wild in Perth ? ] R . arvensis , from Haddington
 ...

Author: Francis Buchanan White White

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Natural history

Page:

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Wild Guide Scotland

This guide to Scotland and the Scottish highlands and islands, one of Europe's fastest growing adventure holiday destinations, explores the hidden parts of its better known tourist areas, as well many more remote regions, rarely visited by ...

Author: Kimberley Grant

Publisher: Wild Things Publishing

ISBN: 9781910636121

Category: Scotland

Page: 312

View: 226

A new compendium of adventures, from the best-selling Wild Guide series (winner of travel guidebook of the year 2015). This guide to Scotland and the Scottish highlands and islands, one of Europe's fastest growing adventure holiday destinations, explores the hidden parts of its better known tourist areas, as well many more remote regions, rarely visited by tourists. Guiding you to over 800 wild swims, ancient forests, lost ruins and hidden beaches. Including inns, wild camping, local crafts, artisan whisky distilleries and wild places to stay.

The Status and Distribution of Wild Geese and Wild Duck in Scotland

Author: John Berry

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Anatidae

Page: 190

View: 830


Wild Life of Scotland

Author: James Hunter Crawford

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Natural history

Page: 280

View: 112