A handy guide to Scotland’s spiritual background

The Traveller’s Guide to Sacred Scotland is a user-friendly guide to early Scottish settlements: from the Neolithic Age of cupmarked stones to the tired remains of the 16th century, when religious institutions fell victim to the violent throes of the Reformation.

Marianna Lines also examines Scotland’s geographical idiosyncrasies in the context of inherited folk tales and legend – such as the Grey Mare’s Tail, and the attempts of men like Sir Walter Scott, Diodorus Siculus and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies to capture such beauty.

A useful guide to the cultural, historical and spiritual background of Scotland.

The Traveller’s Guide to Sacred Scotland, by Marianna Lines, published by Gothic Image, £12.99.

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