Into the Peatlands: A Journey Through the Moorland Year

£12.99

by Robin A. Crawford

SHORTLISTED FOR THE HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE 2019

‘Fascinating…makes you yearn for a sip of golden whisky whose barley malt has been smoked over a rich, peaty fire’ – Daily Mail

‘Gives a real sense of the surprising cultural importance of peat’ – Scottish Field

The peatlands of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides are half land, half water. Their surface is a glorious tweed woven from tiny plants, a habitat rich in wildlife. But underneath is layer upon layer of dead mosses transforming into the peat. One can, with care, walk out onto them, but stop and you begin to sink. For time immemorial the peatlands have been places – for humans at least – of seasonal habitation but not of constant residence…

Robin A. Crawford was born in Glasgow. His degree is in fine art and has in his time catalogued the print collection at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow and lectured on Art History at the University of Edinburgh. For the past 25 years he has been a bookseller and bookshop manager. 

Paperback: 258 pages

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd., 2018

Language: English

Product Dimensions: 15 x 2 x 20 cm

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