A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, Circa 1695
by Martin Martin
One of the greatest travelers in Scotland, Martin Martin was also a native Gaelic speaker. This text offers his narrative of his journey around the Western Isles, and a mine of information on custom, tradition and life. Martin Martin’s wrote before the Jacobite rebellions changed the way of life of the Highlander irrevocably. The volume includes the earliest account of St Kilda, first published in 1697 and Sir Donald Monro, High Dean of the Isles, account written in 1549 which presents a record of a pastoral visit to islands still coping with the aftermath of the fall of the Lords of the Isles.
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Birlinn Limited 1999, new edit. 2014
Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.6 x 21.6 cm