The Guide to Mysterious Perthshire (Haunted Britain S.) The Guide to Mysterious Perthshire contains everything folkloric, supernatural, paranormal, eccentric and odd that has been recorded about the county. The guide is a fascinating introduction to Perthshire's tombstones, simulacra, standing stones, gargoyles and archaeological curiosities; tales of ghosts, fairies, witchcraft, freak weather, strange deaths, tall tales and hoaxes. This is a guide for the armchair adventurer or the on-location visitor, with stories arranged in a sequence of easily found geographical locations. It is profusely illustrated with the author's own photographs and there are extensive references and endnotes to enable the reader to follow up the sources, if he should so wish.
Perthshire and Angus (Exploring...
This series provides an introduction to the archaeological
heritage of Scotland, detailing the story of one part of the
country. The details are filled in by a gazetteer of the most
interesting and best preserved monuments, and aim to encourage
the reader to explore further using the full-colour section
on day excursions. This volume details skilfully carved Pictish
cross-slabs, great abbeys and castles, and the imposing cathedrals
of Arbroath and St Andrews, together with the Royal Palace
of Falkland. Examples of rural architecture are also documented.
Perthshire (25 Walks S.)
Highland Perthshire describes 25 walks in the varied and beautiful
area between Blair Atholl, Kenmore and Dunkeld. The scenery
is justly famous and the walks visit many areas of local interest,
including mysterious standing stones and burial grounds, waterfalls,
historic castles and magnificent viewpoints. Illustrated with
striking colour photographs, this second edition has been
thoroughly revised and updated.
and Gowrie: A Historical Guide (Birlinn Historical Guides)
This guide shows an archaeological range from neolithic cairns
to medieval palaces, from industrial workers' cottages to
Roman fortresses. A gazetteer combines with the narrative
to produce a history of North Perthshire on the boundary of
Highland and Lowland.
This collection of essays is the story of Perthshire, Scotland's
heartland, where many of her greatest treasures are to be
found. The district resonates with folklore and incident;
it was the birthplace of Rob Roy and also inspired some of
Scott's finest work.
and Perthshire: Including Kinross (Pevensey Guide S.)
This guide covers a varied landscape area that is accessible
to the highly populated Central Lowlands of Scotland, including
the great cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Human endeavour,
coupled with a proud colourful heritage, is evident everywhere,
in the pretty and historic coastal towns such as St Andrews,
in the rolling Lomond Hills and scenic Loch Leven, and, moving
further north towards the higher ground, in the mountainous
areas around Pitlochry, where the autumn colours have to be
seen to be believed. Visits to the area are addictive, causing
many to return again and again to the ancient "kingdoms"
of Fife and Perth, legendary birthplace of the heartland of
Scotland, for further exploration and pleasure.