This book records the impressions of a naturalist exploring northwards along the island dotted Minch. It is aimed at the general reader and will be an essential companion for anyone who is intending to take a trip to the Inner Hebrides. Highly illustrated, and with an expert text compiled from information gathered over many years by the author, the account moves along the Minch between mainland Scotland and the chain of the Outer Hebrides. From Islay in the South to Handa in the North, we visit these fascinating islands to view the plants, birds and other wildlife against a background of the complicated geology. Most of the visits were in summer, at the height of the sea-bird nesting season, but the first section refers to the beginning of winter and the arrival of migrant birds from the Arctic. The author’s photographs, including over 100 colour photographs, and her exquisite drawings profusely illustrate this excellent guide.