Places and Interesting Sites
Weather, Tides and General
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The following books will help get you into the spirit of the
area – we keep some of them on the boat:
The Scottish Islands – A comprehensive guide to
every Scottish Island
A large volume incorporating current day facts as well as history
and anecdotes. Illustrated and very readable.
Author: Hamish Haswell-Smith
An Island Odyssey – Among the Scottish Isles in
the Wake of Martin Martin
By the same author and publisher, a beautifully illustrated quick
tour through a number of islands including the Shiants, St Kilda,
the Small Isles, Staffa, Gigha and Sanda.
The Hebrides – a guide to the islands of Western
Author: Martin Coventry
Publisher: Goblin’s Head
An eye on the Hebrides – an illustrated journey
Author: Mairi Hedderwick
Scottish Island Hopping
Author: H Andrews and others
The Yachtsman’s Pilot
Sailing Directions in four volumes covering from the Mull of Galloway
to Cape Wrath and including the Mainland coast and all the islands
– lots of photographs, sketches etc.
Author: Martin Lawrence
The Brendan Voyage
In a leather boat from Ireland to North America via Iona, the Outer Hebrides, Faroe and Iceland.
Author: Tim Severin
Publisher: Gill and Macmillan
The Lighthouse Stevensons
Four generations of this family, which included Robert Louis Stevenson of “Kidnapped” fame, built every lighthouse around Scotland.
Author: Bella Bathurst
Publisher: Harper Perennial