The Great Book of Skye 2


by Prof. Norman Macdonald and Cailean Maclean

Praise for The Great Book of Skye:

‘This book should be possessed by anybody with the remotest interest in Skye… there are 563 entries in The Great Book of Skye. They are mini-biographies (some not so mini) of men and women, illustrated by Cailean Maclean’s photos, by archive illustrations and family portraits … every page is a revelation … buy this book’ – Roger Hutchinson, West Highland Free Press

Hardback: 348 pages

Publisher: Great Book Publishing, Portree 2016

Language: English

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Together with its companion volume, which was published in 2014, this book represents the most comprehensive study ever taken of the people of the Isle of Skye. Compiled from local and national resources, oral and written, its wide range of themes makes it of interest to the scholar and ordinary reader alike.

The collaboration which has become The Great Book of Skye was forged between two Gaelic-speaking men who live on the island. The fusion of their learning, training, research and photographic abilities brings the strands of the island’s past together to present here a richly illustrated and original portrayal of an islands about which its residents and visitors care about very much.

Professor Norman Macdonald was. born and raised on Skye. He lived and worked for 15 years on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, to which experience he attributes much of his perspective on the history of Skye and the Hebrides. He has taught at universities in Scotland and Canada and was for twenty years on the Staff at BBC Scotland.

Cailean Maclean was born and brought up in the Outer Hebrides and has been living in Skye for more than 30 years. As lecturer, researcher, publisher, broadcaster and photographer much of his work focuses on Scotland’s Highlands and Islands, though he has also worked in Canada, France, Ireland, England, Spain and Portugal.

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Dimensions 30.6 × 3 × 21.7 cm

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