Into the Peatlands: A Journey Through the Moorland Year book demonstrates how the peatlands in the Outer Hebrides are central to island life.
It explains the significance of peat in local folklore and wildlife.
The seasonal processes surrounding peat reveal a significant amount about life on the islands both in the present and in the past as Robin A Crawford explores how peat has been used since the Bronze Age.
This is an interesting read and gives you a real sense of the surprising cultural importance of peat.
Into the Peatlands: A Journey Through the Moorland Year by Robin A Crawford, published by Birlinn, £12.99