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Loch Lomond and the Trossachs in History and Legend

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs in History and Legend (Paperback)

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The beautiful region which contains Loch Lomond and the Trossachs has long been a magnet for visitors. It was already popular when Sir Walter Scott made it world-famous. Here are the stories of the people who came to it, why they came, how they travelled and what they found. Most visitors came as tourists: they included Wordsworth, Mendelssohn, Hans Andersen, even Queen Victoria herself. Others came in the course of their work: sixth-century saints brought Christianity, redcoats - and sailors - pursued Rob Roy, politicians and engineers came to revive the fortunes of Scotland with hydro-electricity after the Second World War. The region is notable for variety in means of travel. Tourists a century ago found an intricate network of connecting trains, steamers and horse-drawn coaches - by which they could range about the region with greater facility than their descendants can today. This too is fully described. The story of how Loch Lomond and the fast-flowing River Leven were used as a highway for trade and commerce - by galleys, birlinns, sailing gabbarts and, on the loch, paddle-steamers - is told more comprehensively here than anywhere else. The story of how the decayed military

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal history Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 01/05/2004 ISBN-13: 9780859765862  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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John Ransom has written numerous books about the waterways and railways of Scotland and elsewhere. He has lived in the region covered by this book since the 1970s. He is currently working on a major history of Scotland's railways for Birlinn.

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