Abandoned Scotland (Hardcover)

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Illustrated with gorgeous photographs, Abandoned Scotland provides a fascinating pictorial exploration of the little-known corners of this glorious country.

An ancient land with a turbulent past and haunting landscape, Scotland's material culture stretches back to the time of ancient Roman incursions and includes Viking raids, wars with England, and clan wars that still stir the blood today. Now, remnants of the country's history can be found in every corner of this dramatic land. In Abandoned Scotland, discover the ramshackle sanatorium of Glen O'Dee Hospital; see the rusting, neglected rides and rollercoasters of the Loudoun Castle Theme Park, closed after a fatal accident in 2007; quake at the site of New Slains Castle, Cruden Bay, said to be haunted by soldiers and mermaids; venture underground into the massive labyrinth of Cults Limestone Mine, which attracts treasure hunters and potholers, despite the dangers; explore Cramond Ghost Island and the massive World War II teeth created to block the Firth of Forth in case of invasion; and see one of the country's many ruined castles, including the 14th-century Castle Stalker, set on a tidal islet on Loch Laich, or the atmospheric Buchanan Castle, set close to Loch Lomond.

About the Author

After working for more than a decade at Cambridge University Press, Alastair Horne is now undertaking doctoral research at the British Library and Bath Spa University, exploring how mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are changing the relationship between author, text, and reader. He is also a journalist, speaker, and lecturer specializing in the publishing industry.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838863142
ISBN-10: 1838863141
Publisher: Amber Books
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Abandoned