The Scottish Islands: The Bestselling Guide to Every Scottish Island

Author(s): Hamish Haswell-Smith


Fully revised and updated, this is the only book with detailed information and maps on every Scottish island. With the author's own paintings liberally illustrating it, this beautiful guide will take you everywhere, whether by armchair or yacht. From the abandoned crofts of Mingulay and the standing stones of Orkney to the white beaches of Colonsay and the spectacular Cuillins of Skye, this is the first complete gazetteer to cover all of Scotland's many hundreds of islands, including those which are uninhabited and those which are notoriously difficult to reach. Packed with information on access, anchorages, points of historical or natural interest and things to do and see, this fascinating compendium provides indispensable information for touring, for browsing, for reference, and for all of those travellers who wish to experience some of the most beautiful and remote places in the world. No other book begins to emulate the range and depth of the information contained in The Scottish Islands. Illustrated with full-colour illustrations and relief maps of all the main islands, this is both an impressive work of reference and a fascinating personal view of Scotland's distant outposts.


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"The acknowledged Rosetta Stone of island hopping" Sunday Times

Hamish Haswell-Smith, now retired from his own architectural practice, is a qualified yachtmaster who has sailed extensively among the Scottish islands. His sketches and paintings, some of which illustrate the book, have been exhibited in many top British and European galleries.

General Fields

  • : 9781782116783
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : May 2015
  • : 267mm X 200mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hamish Haswell-Smith
  • : Hardback
  • : Main - New edition
  • : English
  • : 941.11048612
  • : 578
  • : Illustrated with maps and drawing throughout