The Great Book of Skye 3


by Prof. Norman Macdonald and Cailean Maclean

Praise for The Great Book of Skye:

‘A remarkable work of scholarship … more than 600 pages long with more than 1,000 footnotes; the equivalent of two PhDs’David Ross, The Herald

‘Mìle meala-naidheachd ort – tha thu air leabhar ionmholta a chur ri chèile, agus bidh feum – agus fèill-air fad bhliadhnaichean mòra, gun teagamh sam bith. ‘S e goireas prìseal a th’ ann, agus cho tlachdmhor is a ghabhas!’ (‘A thousand congratulations – you have assembled a precious book and there will be use for it – and desire – for many long years to come, without any doubt at all. It is a precious resource and as delightful as can be!’) – Professor Rob Dunbar, University of Edinburgh

Hardback: 486 pages

Publisher: Great Book Publishing, Portree 2018

Language: English

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Together with its companion volumes, which were published in 2014 and 2016, this book, the final one in the series, continues the reputation of being the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the people of the Isle of Skye.

Compiled from local and national resources, oral and written, its wide range of themes make it of interest to the scholary 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 island about which its residents and visitors care so 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 × 3.6 × 21.8 cm

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