The Isle of Skye Guide Book is the latest of Charles Tait’s very successful series of area guides. The book has involved several years’ research and photography, including many walks, boat trips and visits to this island of enchanting beauty. All writing, design and layout is also by Dr. Tait. This is a guide to the natural history, archaeology, history and culture of the Isle of Skye.
It covers all of the main sites, visitor attractions and best walks, as well as hundreds of less-visited, but no less attractive, places of interest. Above all it is a guide to the exploration of a dramatic landscape of probably the most strikingly beautiful part of Britain. The book includes over 750 illustrations, most of which are original photographs by the author. A few have been sourced from other photographers, while Ordnance Survey 1:250,000 maps are used throughout. Old photographs, maps and prints add colour to the text. The introduction describes the natural history, including geology, habitats, birds, fauna, flora and insects. Archaeology and history is covered from the earliest settlers to the 21st century.