Lost Deeside (Birlinn)

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  • 44400
  • 9781841589640
  • 1 Author
  • Daniel MacCannell
  • 2 Publisher
  • Birlinn
  • 3 Format
  • PB

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Deeside is very much a frontier country - the southern border of the North-east shires of Aberdeen, Banff and Buchan whose lonely passes through a barely penetrable mountain range were of massive strategic importance for centuries. The B974 Fettercairn-Banchory road marks the way taken by Edward I's army as it withdrew from the North-east in 1296, as well as the route Macbeth took to his doom two and a half centureis before; 10,000 covenanters arrived via the Causey Mounth in 1639, and the legions of Emperor Septimus Severus came in by Elsick Mounth in the early third century AD. In this book Dan MacCannell looks at the rich and varied lost legacy of this haunting part of Scotland, from castles and houses to hopsitals, illicit stills and even a loch. In additional to physical things, he also considers much else that has been 'lost' from the history, landscape and collective memory of the area such as people who played an important part in its history and the local Gaelic of the area which has now died out

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