Exploring the Nc500

Travelling Scotland's Route 66

Author: David M Addison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993493249

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A lively and entertaining road trip around Scotland's North Coast 500 Route, exploring the history and cultural heritage of the area with plenty of exciting diversions and anecdotes along the way. Journeying around the Northern Highlands of Scotland, the author visits many towns and villages as well as sometimes going off the beaten track.
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Lonely Planet Scotland

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787010333

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Scotland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip the water of life, whisky, in an ancient pub, trace the trails of the clanspeople fleeing Glen Coe, or play a round in St Andrew's, golf's spiritual home; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Scotland and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Scotland Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - castles, lochs & mountains, islands, literature, food & drink, museums, culture, wildlife, the land Free, convenient pull-out Edinburgh map (included in print version), plus over 50 colour maps Covers Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands & Islands, Inverness & the Central Highlands, Orkney & Shetland and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Scotland , our most comprehensive guide to Scotland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on the Highlands and Islands or Edinburgh? Check out Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands and Islands guide for a comprehensive look at all these regions have to offer; or Pocket Edinburgh a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every Scotland, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
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The Fearn Bobby

Reflections from a Life in Scottish Policing

Author: Ian McNeish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995589711

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Page: 488

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The life of a Scottish police officer as he rose through the ranks during a thirty year career in the force. Starting as the 'Fearn Bobby', policing a remote country outpost, and then becoming a seconded officer working for a Regional Council before being appointed as a Local Unit Commander, he considers a wide variety of public service topics.
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The Finest Road in the World

The Story of Travel and Transport in the Scottish Highlands

Author: James Miller

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers

ISBN: 9781780275734

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This is the story of travel and transport in the Scottish Highlands
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The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands

Author: Rob Humphreys,Darren (Norm) Longley,Helena Smith,James Stewart,Steve Vickers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241007704

Category: Travel

Page: 448

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This new, full-color Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands & Islands is the definitive travel guide to this untamed region, with detailed, stylish maps and stunning photography to bring it all to life. From the deserted white strands of South Harris to moody Glen Coe, this is the perfect place to drop off the radar, whether you're camping wild or staying in a boutique hideaway. The Munro summits are as much of a challenge as ever, and the Highlands are also packed with countless other opportunities for adventure, from world-class sea kayaking and mountain biking to near empty surf-breaks. Whether you're traveling by car, bike, or public transportation, this guide's comprehensive travel advice will help you find your way around easily and point you in the direction of incredible animals such as puffins and whales. Up-to-date and honest reviews of all the best accommodations and home-grown, fresh eating options for all budgets will all ensure that you maximize your time in the most stunning part of Scotland. Now available in ePub format.
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Epic Drives of the World

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787010023

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Buckle up for the next installment in our 'Epic' series and the follow-up to Epic Bike Rides of the World. Epic Drives of the World, a beautiful hardback, showcases 50 of the greatest road trips on Earth, from classic routes in America, Australia and Europe, to incredible adventures in Asia and Africa. Organised by continent, each route features a first-hand account, awe-inspiring photographs, illustrated maps and practical advice on when to go, how to get there, where to stay and what to eat. From Hawaii's Hana Highway and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Road, to Utah's National Park Circuit and Germany's Black Forest High Road, Epic Drives of the World will inspire any motorist to hit the open road. African and Middle East drives include: The self-drive Safari (Zambia) Crossing the Kalahari (Botswana) Passing over the Panorama Route (South Africa) Marrakesh to Taroudannt (Morocco) Cruising Clarence Drive (South Africa) The Americas drives include: The Highway to Hana in Hawaii (USA) The Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia) The Pacific Coast Highway (USA) Crossing the Carretera Austral (Chile) Canada's Icefields Parkway Asia drives include: On the trail of Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) Crossing the Kathmandu Loop (Nepal) Hightailing from Thimphu to Gangtey (Bhutan) South Korea: From top to toe The road from Srinagar to Manali (India) Europe drives include: Black Forest High Road (Germany) The Wilds of Abruzzo (Italy) Croatia's Adriatic coast Norway's west coast The Magic Circle (Ireland) Oceania drives include: Southern Alps explorer (New Zealand) The Great Ocean Road (Australia) Northland & the Bay of Islands (New Zealand) Following the Captain Cook Highway (Australia) Alice Springs to Darwin (Australia) About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (Instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonelyplanet). TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
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The Rough Guide to the North Coast 500

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781789194074

Category: Travel

Page: 86

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Discover the North Coast 500 with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with exhaustive practical information and our experts' honest independent recommendations. Whether you plan to take a photo with the John O' Groats sign or visit the fishing town of Ullapool, The Rough Guide to the North coast 500 will show you theperfect places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for every step of every kind of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-outbreaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: Black Isle, Thurso and Lochinver. Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip along the North Coast 500. Meticulous mapping: always full colour, with clear numbered, colour-coded keys. Navigate the North Coast 500 without needing to get online. Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography. Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of the Castleof Mey, Dunrobin Castle, Inchnadamph Bone Caves and Fortrose Cathedral. Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help youorganise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences. Basics section: packed with essentialpre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdooractivities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into the North Coast 500, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 millioncopies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and atrustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides' list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
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Rick Steves Scotland

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Rick Steves

ISBN: 1641710349

Category: Travel

Page: 520

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Whether you take the high road or the low road, with Rick Steves on your side, Scotland can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Scotland you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Scotland Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the wild beauty of Orkney Islands and the Hebrides to cozy corner pubs in Edinburgh How to connect with local culture: Chat with experts on the Speyside Whisky Trail, attend a small-town Highland Games, or join the search for Nessie Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a dram of Scotch Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and historic sites Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, a phrase book of Scottish slang, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St. Andrews, the Scottish Highlands, Oban, Mull, Iona, Staffa, Glencoe, Fort William, Inverness, Loch Ness, Pitiochry, Balmoral Castle, the Isle of Skye, Wester Ross, the Orkney Islands, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Scotland.
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Great Scottish Journeys

Author: Keith Fergus

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 9781785301421

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Page: 256

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Great Scottish Journeys is a stunning collection of photographs from all over Scotland, taking in some of the most iconic routes around the country. This is Scotland as it should be seen, in all its glory, and is a beautiful addition to any collection or home. Working with The Scots Magazine, Keith Fergus has photographed some of the finest routes around the country and added some fascinating facts about each journey. So join us and enjoy these spectacular Great Scottish Journeys: Turnberry to Portpatrick Arran Musselburgh to Dunbar East Neuk of Fife Arrochar to Lochgilphead The Crinan Canal The Road to the Isles, Fort William to Mallaig The West Highland Way Loch Lomond to Inverness, including Loch Ness NC500 Inverness to Applecross NC500 Kinlochewe to Durness Invergarry to The Storr, Skye
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An Innocent Abroad

The Misdaventures of an Exchange Teacher in Montana

Author: David M. Addison

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456777203

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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When, in 1978, as a participant in a teacher exchange programme, the author, accompanied by his wife and young family, exchanged his boring existence in Grangemouth in central Scotland for life in Missoula, Montana, in the western United Sates, he could not have foreseen just how much of a life-changing experience it would be not just for him and his family, but for his exchangee as well. He was prepared for a less formal atmosphere in the classroom, while, for their part, his students had been warned that he would be Mr Strict. It was not long before this clash of cultures reared its ugly head and the author found himself in big trouble. But, as he had found out from the very instant he arrived on the continent, just because we share a common language it doesnt mean Americans do things the same way. And the Montanans, he was to discover, do things more differently still. There were times, in the beginning, when he wished he had stayed at home in his boring but safe existence in Scotland and there were times when life got more than just a little bit too exciting for comfort. But mainly this is a heart- warming and humorous tale of how this Innocent abroad, confronted with one culture shock after another, overcame his trials and tribulations and thanks to a whole array of colourful and kind people, finally came to realise that this exchange was the best thing he had ever done.
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The Route 66 Encyclopedia

Author: Jim Hinckley

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610586883

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup’s anthem “Route 66” to The Grapes of Wrath to the Wigwam Motel, illustrated with over 1,000 old and new, color and black-and-white photos and memorabilia. You'll learn about Jack Rittenhouse and Will Rogers as well as the contributions of lesser-known figures like Arthur Nelson and Angel Delgadillo. With references to the old (including the history of the U Drop Inn Café in Texas) and new (including a section about the recent Cars movie), The Route 66 Encyclopedia provides a sweeping look at a highway that has become more than just a road. These pages cover the history of Route 66 and the people who played a role in its transformation from highway to icon between 1926 and the present, but like the highway itself, this work does not fit within the traditional confines of generalities or terminology. Yes, this is an encyclopedia, a reference book for all things Route 66. However, it is also a time capsule, a travel guide, a history book, a memorial, a testimonial, and a chronicle of almost a century of societal evolution.
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Scotland from the Sky

Author: James Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849172523

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Page: 224

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'In this book, you will travel in both space and time, starting in the years around the First World War and moving all the way up to the present day. As you go, you will see just what our pioneering aviators saw as they stared out from their cockpits. And, more than that, you will explore what they were trying to find. Because, from above, Scotland can be many different things, depending on what you choose to look at - and who is doing the looking.'Accompanying the BBC documentary series Scotland from the Sky, this lavishly illustrated book draws on the vast collection of aerial photography held in the archives of Historic Environment Scotland. Historian and series presenter James Crawford opens an extraordinary window into our past to tell the remarkable story of a nation from above - taking readers back in time to show how our great cities have dramatically altered with the ebb and flow of history, while whole communities have vanished in the name of progress. The book shows how aerial imagery can reveal treasures from the ancient past, uncovering secrets buried right beneath our feet. And it demonstrates how the view from above has been at the heart of the postwar transformation of both our countryside and our urban landscapes.This is a fascinating - and little known - story of war, innovation, adventure, cities, landscapes and people. This is the story of Scotland, from the sky.
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Confessions of a Banffshire Loon

Author: David M. Addison

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481768522

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Tales of sex and violence, mystery, murder and yes, even romance, abound in this sweeping saga as the reader is transported from the late seventeenth century to the mid twentieth when the self-confessed bad boy from the boondocks left school to make his own way in the world. The canvas stretches from Banffshire in the North East of Scotland to Blyth in the North East of England, from the Middle East to North America and Australia. In this journey of discovery, the author uncovers some shocking stories and others so amazing they would be dismissed as too fanciful for a work of fiction. You will find a good number of tragic tales that will sadden you but they are leavened by a great many others that will also gladden your heart.
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The Scottish Bothy Bible

The Complete Guide to Scotland's Bothies and How to Reach

Author: Geoff Allan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910636107

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Page: 304

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Wild Guide

Scotland

Author: Kimberley Grant,David Cooper,Richard Gaston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910636121

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Page: 400

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Touring in Scotland

Author: Scottish Tourist Board Staff,VisitScotland (Organization)

Publisher: Visitscotland

ISBN: 9780854196968

Category: Bed and breakfast accommodations

Page: 466

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This exclusive travel guide guides the visitor through the most incredible activities to be found in Shanghai: savour the food of world-class chefs in Asia's most romantic two-seater salon; eat at the best holes-in-the-walls and discover local street food haunts; find the best tailors and quality cashmere, satins and brocades by the yard; expert ......
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100 Cities of the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: Parragon Pubishing India

ISBN: 9781445406657

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 240

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"This book will transport you to the greatest metropolises and the most beautiful cities around the globe--from Africa to Asia and "Down Under," and from Europe to North and South America. Experience fascinating insights into the canyon-like streets of modern super-cities, or take a stroll through picturesque lanes all across the continents. These cities have so much to tell--about the greatest events in world history, and also the local stories that constitute the life of a city, every single day."--Back cover.
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Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

A Travel Guide to the West Coast of Ireland

Author: David Flanagan,Richard Creagh-Osborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956787446

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Page: 224

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Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is essential reading for anyone planning to visit the Atlantic coast of Ireland. Whether looking for ideas for weekend adventures or visiting from abroad you will find everything you need within this guide.At over 2500km, The Wild Atlantic Way is the world's longest defined coastal touring route, travelling the full length of the west coast of Ireland, taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable. The route is alive with literature, music, stories, and surf. Its landscape, flora, fauna, and sheer size have inspired everyone from WB Yeats to John Lennon. Just a few highlights include the UNESCO World Heritage site Skellig Michael; the largest karst landscape in the world, The Burren; and the traditional Irish towns dotted along our western coast. This book's focus is on the outdoors - on getting out into the fresh air, the wind, the sun and the rain - and experiencing the incredible natural beauty found everywhere along the coast. It is full of spectacular photos, helpful maps and detailed information on the west coast's best sights, from the most famous landmarks to the hidden gems on this awe inspiring route.
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