Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders (Exploring Scotland's Heritage)

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9780114952921: Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders (Exploring Scotland's Heritage)

This work is part of the "Exploring Scotland's Heritage" series which provides an introduction to the 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 interesting and well-preserved monuments. This volume looks at the Edinburgh, Lothian and Border regions, examining their heritage which reflects their economic and political importance for over 5000 years. There are many forts, castles and Border abbeys, with royal palaces contrasting with modest dovecotes and market crosses.

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John Baldwin has a professional background in education, museums and conservation. Based in the Lothians, he has researched widely into the history and environment of south-east Scotland.

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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.

Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders has a remarkable heritage reflecting its political and economic importance over some 5,000 years. Forts, castles, and romantic border abbeys abound and stately royal palaces contrast with modest dovecotes and market crosses. Explore a rich industrial heritage, from Lady Victoria Colliery to the picturesque fishing village of St Abbs. This book will absorb every visitor and resident interested in historic buildings and landscapes.

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