The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands

The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands

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Covering the north and west of Scotland, this guide includes all the country's highest mountains and remote wilderness with detailed information on the Western Isles from Arran to Shetland and Orkney. The guide also provides details on all the major towns in the region from Inverness to Oban and practical information on getting around, accommodation and more

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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 134.6 x 198.6 x 23.9mm | 467.21g
  • Rough Guides Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 16pp colour illustrations, 50 maps
  • 1858288800
  • 9781858288802

Table of contents

Part 1 Basics: getting there; visas and red tape; cost, money and banks; insurance and health; information, websites and maps; getting around; accommodation; food and drink; opening hours, public holidays and admission fees; communications; the media; events and spectacular sports; outdoor pursuits; travellers with specific needs; directory. Part 2 Guide: Argyll - Cowal, Isle of Bute, Inveraray and around, Loch Awe and Taynuilt, Oban and around, Isle of Lismore, Isle of Mull, Isle of Iona, Coll and Tiree, Isle of Colonsay, mid-Argyll, Kintyre, Isle of Arran, Isle of Islay, Isle of Jura, travel details; the central Highlands -Loch Lomond, the Trossachs, Strathearn, Strath Lay to Loch Tay, highland Perthshire, the Angus glens, Deeside, the Don Valley and the Lecht, Strathspey, Speyside, travel details; the great glen -Fort William, around Fort William, Glen Coe and around, Loch Ness and around, Inverness, east of Inverness, west of Inverness, travel details; the north and northwest Highlands - the west coast, Morvern to Knoydart - the "rough bounds", Kyle of Lochlash and around, Wester Ross, the far northwest coast, the north coast, the east coast, the Black Isle and around, the Dornorch Firth and around, north to Wick, travel details; Skye and the Western Isles - Skye, the Small Isles, Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna, the Western Isles, Lewis (Leodhas), Harris (Na Hearadh), North Ulst (Uibhist a Tuath), Benbecula (Beinn na Faoghla), South Ulst (Uibhist a Deas), Barra (Barraigh), travel details; Orkney and Shetland - Orkney, Stromness, west mainland, Kirkwall, east mainland and south Ronaldsay, Hoy, Shapinsay, Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre, Westray, Papa Westray, Eday, Stronsay, Sanday, north Ronaldsay, Shetland, Lerwick, Bressay and Noss, south mainland, Fair Isle, central mainland, the westside, Papa Stour, Foula, north mainland, Whalsay and Out Skerries, Yell, Fetlar, Unst, travel details. Part 3 Contexts: the historical framework; the wildlife of Scotland; music; books; recipes. Part 4 Language: Scots; more

Author information

Donald Reid has also authored the Rough Guides to South Africa and Edinburgh and, along with Rob Humphreys, is a co-author of the Rough Guide to Scotland. Rob has also written the Rough Guides to London, England and Austria and regularly holds forth on national television and more

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