The Changing Outer Hebrides: Galson and the Meaning of Place

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This is a fascinating and intimate account of the inter-relationship between one small island village in the Hebrides and the wider world. From the formation of the bedrock 3 billion years ago, to the predictable near-future, the layers of this unique landscape are explored. The social history of the people is closely interwoven with the natural environment in a journey of deep mapping to consider the meaning of special places. Through the Iron Age and the Clearances to the contemporary events of community land ownership, a portrayal is given that challenges the perception that this is a remote place, isolated at the edge, but instead is crucial to our contemporary relationship with the land.
Winner of the Highland Book Prize 2020
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAcair Ltd
Number of pages252
ISBN (Electronic)978-1789070835
ISBN (Print)178907083X
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2020


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  • Highland Book Prize 2020, winner

    Rennie, Frank (Recipient), 2020

    Prize: Other distinction

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