An Anthology of Scottish Islands Poetry edited by Kevin MacNeil
Poems exploring themes of love, language, landscape, identity and belonging.
A celebration of poetry and place.
Published by Polygon 2011 ISBN 978 1 84697 211 9
A new collection of poems including Poems from the Hebrides by James Knox Whittet.
A quietly amazing collection of poetry – Pauline Stainer.
ISBN 978-0-9565725-2-3 Published by Iron Press 2012
NEW – BILL LAWSON’S 60TH BOOK
The Isle of Lewis, the largest and most populous of the islands of the Outer Hebrides, has had an eventful history which stretches back thousands of years. In this eagerly awaited second volume of Lewis in History and Legend, Bill Lawson deals with the townships of the east coast of the island, from Tolsta in the north to the boundary with Harris in the south, and with Stornoway, the commercial and administrative capital of the island.
In his own inimitable style, he traces the story of the island from earliest times to the present day, describing the landscape and the physical remains of the past. More importantly, however, he excels in charting the history of the people themselves, weaving his way through the centuries with stories drawn from documented sources, oral tradition, Gaelic song and from his own experiences of many years travelling around the island and researching the history of its families.
The result is a unique insight in to the way of life and history of an island.
Bill Lawson founded the genealogy centre Co Leis Thus? and is genealogical consultant to Northton Heritage Trust, which now runs this research service. He has written sixty books on the genealogies and history of the western Isles. He regularly researches and lectures in North America and Australia. He lives in Northton, Harris.
ISBN: 9781841583693 Imprint: Birlinn
BAR British Series 408 2006
Presents the site of Northton in the Western Isles of Scotland. During excavations in 1965 and 1966, two early horizons were identified beneath and close to the base of the machair sands.
Anyone who has ever driven a Volkswagen camper will appreciate the appeal of this unique vehicle with its styling and versatility. Over the years it has given joy to millions of people and is now synonymous with the surfing culture that has become so popular today. But the origin of this legend dates back to a darker time when the determination of Adolf Hitler saw the birth of the iconic Beetle.
By the end of the Second World War, stripped down Beetles were being used as trucks to ferry parts around the Wolfsberg factory but Ben Pon – the First to see Volkswagens outside Germany – saw its true potential and was instrumental in the arrival of the Type 2 T1 camper van (or bus as it was affcetionately known) in 1950.
The VW camper has seen many changes over the years but is still going strong today.
Inside, you’ll find over 150 stickers. Use them to make your own pictures as you have fun learning about counting and colours with Billy and his animal friends.
Inside, you’ll find over 150 stickers. Use them to make your own pictures as you have fun learning about all sorts of animals with Ozzy and his friends.
Inside, you’ll find over 150 stickers. Use them to make your own pictures as you explore the field and forest with Bobby and his animal friends.
Inside, you’ll find over 150 stickers. Use them to make your own pictures as you explore the river and shore with Oscar and his animal friends.
Lesley and Alisdair Wiseman have been coming to Harris for over twenty years. Their paintings are realised from different perspectives.
Alisdair’s work is minutely detailed, while Lesley emphasises abstract qualities on silk.
The book contains a total of 80 prints, all in colour.