The Outer Hebrides lie 40 miles to the west of mainland Scotland, forming a barrier to the North Atlantic.
Culturally distinct from early prehistory, the islands contain a wealth of historical and archaeological monuments, including the standing stones at Callanish, the magnificent St Clement’s church at Rodel as well as numerous brochs, castles, Pitish houses, croft houses and industrial and military buildings.
Up-to-date on all the recent findings, this book looks at the Hebrides’ culturally rich heritage as well as the islands’ subtle beauty.
A well-researched guide covering all facets of island life, Macleod Rivett focuses on the geography and the people, analysing their way of life and how it has evolved over the years.
With old images, ancient maps, and a famed archaeologist for an author, this book is perfect for anyone looking to diversify their knowledge of Scottish history.
The Outer Hebrides: A Historical Guide, by Mary MacLeod Rivett, published by Birlinn, £12.99.