Erskine Beveridge first visited the island of North Uist in October 1897 in order to compare its ancient forts with those on Coll and Tiree. Subsequent trips enabled him to amass a detailed knowledge of the island.
Beginning with a chapter on North Uist's topography, Beveridge goes on to discuss its prehistory, clan history and the origins of its place-names. The main part of the book is devoted to a detailed survey of the island's prehistoric, pagan and Christian sites, as well as its extant domestic habitation. Enhanced by over 150 photographs, site-plans and maps, this is a fascinating introduction to one of the most significant Hebridean islands.