Argyll and the Western Isles

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This series provides an introduction to the archaeological heritage of Scotland, detailing the story of one part of the country. The details are filled in by a gazetteer of the most interesting and best preserved monuments, and aim to encourage the reader to explore further using the full-colour section on day excursions. This volume contains a variety of monuments in keeping with a past dominated by the sea - both as a means of transport and as a livelihood. From Skerryvore lighthouse to the mysterious standing stones of Callanish, it explores how people have lived over the centuries around Scotland's western seaboard.

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Graham Ritchie is Head of Archaeology in the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, and Mary Harman works in conservation of the natural heritage in the Western Isles.

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Exploring Scotlandís Heritage Series provides an up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the rich archaeological heritage of Scotland. Each book tells the story of one part of Scotland, tracing human impressions on the landscape from World War II relics back to the earliest pioneer days of settlement. The details are filled in by a gazetteer of the most interesting and best preserved monuments and each new edition also features a full-colour Excursions section with easy to follow trips.

Argyll and the Western Isles have a rich variety of monuments in keeping with a past dominated by the sea Ė both as a means of transport and as a livelihood. From Skerryvore lighthouse to the mysterious standing stones of Callanish, there is plenty to interest any visitor curious about how people have lived around the dramatic sea-lochs and islands of Scotlandís western seaboard.

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