Calum's Road

Author: Roger Hutchinson

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857900021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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. . . wonderful, elegant and serious,' - The Telegraph 'MacLeod defied powers outwith his control in the only way he could . . . paints a compelling picture of the man' - Sunday Times ' An incredible testament to one man's determination' - The Sunday Herald 'It's inspiring to read about a man who wouldn't succumb, wouldn't let the Government threaten his way of life' - Publishing News 'An extraordinary tale' - The Bookseller 'This is an extraordinarily fine book, and one of the most important books to have come out of the Highlands and Islands in recent years' - West Highland Free Press Calum MacLeod had lived on the northern point of Raasay since his birth in 1911. He tended the Rona lighthouse at the very tip of his little archipelago, until semi-automation in 1967 reduced his responsibilities. 'So what he decided to do,' says his last neighbour, Donald MacLeod, 'was to build a road out of Arnish in his months off. With a road he hoped new generations of people would return to Arnish and all the north end of Raasay . . .' And so, at the age of 56, Calum MacLeod, the last man left in northern Raasay, set about single-handedly constructing the 'impossible' road. It would become a romantic, quixotic venture, a kind of sculpture; an obsessive work of art so perfect in every gradient, culvert and supporting wall that its creation occupied almost twenty years of his life. In Calum's Road, Roger Hutchinson recounts the extraordinary story of this remarkable man's devotion to his visionary project.

The Long Road?s End

Author: Ian McLaren

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456866664

Category: Fiction

Page: 518

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An infamous drug baron is tortured before being coldly executed in his London home. The body of a drug dealer who appears to have met a similar fate is found in the dark waters of Loch Ness. As more bodies are found, Detective Superintendent Jock Anderson of Inverness CID fears that he is hunting a calculating serial killer; but although he is suspicious that perhaps more than one murderer is at work there are few clues few leads to follow until Jock is provided with some unusual assistance from a novel source.

Landscapes of Clearance

Author: Angele Smith,Amy Gazin-Schwartz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315425599

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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This volume examines landscapes that have been cleared of inhabitants—for economic, environmental, or socio-political reasons, by choice or by force—and the social impacts of clearance on their populations. Using cases from five continents, and ranging from prehistoric, through colonial and post-colonial times, the contributors show landscapes as meaningful points of contestation when populations abandon them or are exiled from them. Acts of resistance and revitalization are also explored, demonstrating the social and political meaning of specific landscapes to individuals, groups, and nations, and how they help shape cultural identity and ideology.Sponsored by the World Archaeological Congress

Fodor's Essential Scotland

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 1640974970

Category: Travel

Page: 496

View: 6305


Whether you want to explore Edinburgh, sip Scottish whisky, or hike the Highlands, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Scotland are here to help! Fodor’s Essential Scotland guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. Fodor’s “Essential” guides have been named by Booklist as the Best Travel Guide Series of 2020! Fodor’s Scotland travel guide includes: AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time MORE THAN 40 DETAILED MAPS to help you navigate confidently COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! HONEST RECOMMENDATIONSon the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, side-trips, and more PHOTO-FILLED “BEST OF” FEATURES on “Scotland’s Best Museums”, “Scotland’s Best Outdoor Adventures”, and “Scotland’s Best Castles” TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, politics, art, architecture, cuisine, geography and more SPECIAL FEATURES on “Playing Golf in Scotland”, “Scottish Whisky”,“Outlander Filming Locations”, and more LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE ON: Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews, Dundee, Angus, the Trossachs, Loch Lomond, Aberdeen, Inverness, Speyside, Loch Ness, the Highlands, Isle of Skye, and more Planning on visiting the rest of Great Britain? Check out Fodor’s Essential Great Britain, Fodor’s Essential England, and Fodor’s London. *Important note for digital editions: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images or text included in the physical edition. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at fodors.com/newsletter/signup, or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at fodors.com/community to ask any other questions and share your experience with us!

Calum's Tough Match

Author: Danny Scott

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 178250284X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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'Ferguson picks up the ball inside the Scottish half and he's off. He skips round England's Dawes. . . nutmegs Bryan. . . shoots. . . and SCORES! Goal for Scotland in the 89th minute of this World Cup quarter-final! England are on their knees. Ferguson sends the Scottish fans crazy. What a player!' Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson goes from struggling to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team to impressing scouts, proving themselves and contending with arch rivals. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and football tips, puzzles and games. Caleytown’s P6 boys have come so far, but they’ve still got to beat their old rivals Muckleton in the playoffs if they want a place in the National Soccer Sevens Tournament. There’s a longstanding tradition of pranking between these two teams, and Calum and Leo are feeling the pressure to make this year more hilarious than ever... Their headteacher has threatened to forfeit the tournament if they pull a prank on Muckleton. Will they risk it anyway -- and have they forgotten how important the tournament is to them?

Celtic Monthly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Clans

Page: N.A

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