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By Ian Crofton

This authoritative, interesting and eminently browsable reference publication, prepared in simply obtainable A - Z structure, is an soaking up and inventive ceremonial dinner of Scottish lore, language, background and tradition, from the legendary origins of the Scots in Scythia to the modern Scotland of the Holyrood parliament and Trainspotting. right here Tartan Tories rub shoulders with Torry ladies, the distress from the Manse exchanges a nod with Stalin's Granny, Thomas the Rhymer and the Wizard of Reay stroll hand in hand with Bible John, and the reader is taken for a rollercoaster trip around Caledonia, from hairy Boots urban to the Costa Clyde, through the chilly Shoulder of Scotland, the West Lothian Alps and the Reykjavik of the South. the result's a panoramic and quirky party of Scotland, full of truth and anecdote.

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