This authoritative and comprehensive gazetteer to Scotland includes over 8,500 entries on cities, towns and villages, mountains, lochs and rivers, visitor attractions and monuments throughout the nation. Each entry places its subject in an appropriate historical, geological or environmental context, providing fascinating background information of interest to a wide range of potential users.
Produced on behalf of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society by its Director, Dr David Munro and by Bruce Gittings, a staff member of the Department of Geography and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscape continues, after a gap of more than a century, the tradition set in 1882-5 by Francis Groom's seven volume Ordnance Gazetteer.
With an alphabetical listing that stretches from A'Bhuidheanach Bheag right through to Zetland (the only "Z" in the country), Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscape is an essential addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in Scotland or the Scots. The book starts with an introductory essay on the Landscapes of Scotland and there is also an extensive glossary of terms, which includes Gaelic words incorporated into many place names, and a detailed bibliography. Street plans are provided for over 100 main towns and cities, as are maps of each administrative area, spread throughout the book. There is a fully indexed full-colour atlas at the rear of the book, providing a wealth of extra cartographic information.