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Scottish RoadsRoutes, Roads, Regiments and Rebellions:... A Brief History of the Life and Work of General George Wade (1673-1748) the Father of the Military Roads in Scotland. This is a contribution to the definition of the history of Scotland. It reflects the difficulties faced by those who wanted to access the troublesome Highlands following the Disarming Act of 1725, and how those difficulties were curtailed by the construction of a network of military roads between 1725 and 1736. It provides a comprehensive review of the life and work of the principal architect of that network, General George Wade. It examines the contribution to the road-building programme of Wade's friend and ally William Caulfield and explores the development of the roads from Wade's death until their decline through the advent of more modern means of road construction. In general, the book traces Wade's life as a soldier, MP, road builder and philanthropist. It covers instances where Wade had to deal with certain effects of the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745, and it traces connections between Wade's life and that of other famous contemporaries such as Samuel Johnson, James Wolfe, Jack Porteous and the sculptor Louis-Francois Roubiliac. These interesting facts are supplemented by an attractive set of sketches. Taken together, the text and illustrations serve to provide a lively interpretation of some fascinating aspects of Scottish history. Scottish Transport.

Postbus CountryPostbus Country: Glimpses of Rural... Scotland. The Royal Mail introduced its first Scottish postbus service in 1968. Since then, its ingle-route has grown to 140, which between them travel 2 million miles and carry 80,000 passengers annually. As well as bringing the mail, the idea of carrying people, and animals, morning milk and papers, flowers for a bride and doctors' presciptions - has made the buses and their resourceful drivers part of the fabric of rural Scotland. To view Scotland from the windows of its postbuses is to glimpse the ever-changing relationship between the old and new ways of living. Throughout her travels, Joan Burnie observed the adaptability within local communities, people accepting the challenge of new industries, such as fish-farming, computer software manufacturing and the seemingly inexhaustible tourist trade. But above all, it is the idea of "eavesdropping" on the lives of individuals who depend on the postbus which is the central theme of this book. Through their gossip and in listening to the drivers' stories and reflections on many years of running to and fro, this book reveals in words and pictures a portrait of contemporary life in the most romanticized areas of Scotland. Scottish Transport.

The Drove Roads of Scotland A tour of Scottish history. This book interweaves folklore, social comment and economic history to provide an account of Scotland's droving trade and the routes by which cattle and sheep were brought to markets in central Scotland.

The Flying Scots: Century of Scottish... Aviation. From Percy Pilcher's first glides near Cardross in 1895 to the "Jetstream 41" built in Prestwick in the 1990s, significant events, people and aircraft in the history of Scottish aviation are presented in this volume.

Scottish Bicycles and Tricycles... The story of Scottish bicycles and tricycles is covered from the original hobby-horse velocipede to the boneshaker and from the penny farthing to the homemade superbike, offering a glimpse into the trials and tribulations of inventing pedal-power.

To Western Scottish WatersTo Western Scottish Waters: By Rail and... Steamer To The Isles. A pictorial tour through the decades and a peek into how both people and goods have travelled to the Isles over the years. Illustrated with old photographs, advertising leaflets and timetables, as well as more recent photographs by the author, the ever-changing modes of travel are portrayed here. Moving from the early days of tourist traffic to the Highlands and Islands, To Western Scottish Waters takes us through the golden years of David MacBrayne and the Caledonian and North British Railways through to the appearance of Caledonian MacBrayne in the early 1970s. This pictorial survey uses the colourful and inventive publicity material of the principal companies involved in West Highland tourist traffic, such as the framed Puffers and the second car ferries used to keep inter-island traffic flowing. Travel to the Western Highlands was once dependent totally on rail or sea travel and was often dirty and slow, it was common to be greeted by a flock of sheep on one of MacBrayne's steamers, and To Western Scottish Waters is an evocative trip down memory lane for those who remember the Royal Route and steamers such as the Columba and Grenadier or for those who travelled on the Kyle-Kyleakin ferry before the Skye bridge.

Visit Scotland: Touring Map Scotland This easy-to-use map features all of Scotland's most interesting tourist attractions. It includes comprehensive leisure and touring information and contains the locations of over 1700 things to do and places to visit, including: castles, gardens, ancient monuments and natural wonders, country parks, forest trails and cycle routes, camping and caravan sites, Tourist Information Centres and National Tourist Routes.

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