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Highlands and Islands of Scotland: Macdonald’s Tourists’ Guide 1925
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ISBN 1845300157
SERIES Early Guides for Travellers in Britain
Paperback  120 pages
Subject [Public buildings ] [Travel & holiday guides ] [Caithness ] [Inverness-shire ] [Ross and Cromarty ] [Sutherland ] [Western Isles, Outer Hebrides ] [Inner Hebrides ] [Isle of Skye ]
Published 5 May, 2004
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Originally published in 1925, this guide uses Oban, reached by MacBrayne’s steamers, by the Callander and Oban or the West Highland Railway, as the base for its tours. The style is entirely practical, and remarkably informative.

A particular feature is the habit of quoting the cost of buildings and structures, where known; for example, the Suspension Bridge in inverness, cost over £26,000 in 1855-56, while Noss Head Lighthouse, Wick cost £12,149 in 1849.

By the time of publication, the British railways had been brought into four groups, after the ravages of the Great War. However, the guide retains the names of the old companies to avoid confusion.

Also available:

Edinburgh and South-East Scotland

Glasgow, The Clyde and Loch Lomond

Dumfries, Ayr and South-West Scotland

Aberdeen, Dundee and Central Scotland

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

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