The Placenames of Scotland

Author:   Iain Taylor
Publisher:   Birlinn General
Edition:   Revised and Updated Edition
ISBN:  

9781780277714


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   04 August 2022
Format:   Paperback
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The Placenames of Scotland


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Scotland is a land of many languages - including Gaelic, Pictish, Brythonic, Norse, Anglo-Saxon and Modern English among them. The result is an often bewildering series of overlapping layers of place-names, difficult at times to understand and even pronounce. This book, featuring 8,000 names ranging from districts, towns and villages to rivers, lochs and mountains, is the essential guide to Scottish placenames, illustrating the extent to which Scotland's languages were spoken over its territory. Placenames open up a window not only on to the geography of the country but on to its history, providing evidence not found in documented sources. In addition to an introduction on the history and nature of placenames in Scotland, this book contains a guide to Gaelic pronunciation, maps and suggestions for further reading in this fascinating subject.

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Author:   Iain Taylor
Publisher:   Birlinn General
Imprint:   Birlinn Ltd
Edition:   Revised and Updated Edition
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 19.50cm
Weight:   0.267kg
ISBN:  

9781780277714


ISBN 10:   1780277717
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   04 August 2022
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Iain Taylor graduated in Celtic Studies from Aberdeen University and taught Gaelic at primary, secondary and tertiary levels in Uist, Perthshire and Skye. A native of Elgin in Moray, he worked for some years in the Gaelic department of Scottish Television before going on to lecture at Sabhal Mor Ostaig , the Gaelic College in Skye, from which he retired in 2020.

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