10 books to read about the Scottish Isles
A guide for senior travellers preparing for a tour of the islands
Why read books about the Scottish Isles before travelling there?
This is recommended list of books for mature & senior travellers planning to travel to the Scottish Isles either as part of an Odyssey Tour or individually. We actively encourage our tour participants to read about their destination to get a sense of the place, its history and culture before their visit.
Here are Odyssey Traveller’s 10 recommended books about the Scottish Isles:
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The Island Nurse
The Furrow Behind Me: The Autobiography of a Hebridean Crofter
Island Wife: living on the edge of the wild
Highland Hermit: Volume 1
The Hebrides: By the presenter of BBC TV's Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands
The Scottish Islands: A Comprehensive Guide to Every Scottish Island
The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe
The Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends
The Sea Kingdoms: The History of Celtic Britain and Ireland
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An escorted tour of the Scottish isles including the isle of Skye draws on local guides to share their knowledge of the destinations in this unique part of Scotland. UNESCO world heritage site are visited as breathtaking scenery and authentic experiences are shared in a group of like minded people on this guided tour of remote Scotland.
This guided tour of Scotland with a tour leader and local guides includes the isle of Skye, Orkney islands, the Scottish highlands with breathtaking scenery. Edinburgh including the royal mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Fort William, Urquhart castle, Stirling castle, loch lomond, Hadrians wall and New Lanark also a UNESCO World heritage site.
A guided tour of Scotland is a day tour collection that includes Edinburgh, the royal mile, Edinburgh castle, and the old town a UNESCO World heritage site Experience and learn about, Kellie castle, St Andrews, Skye, Balmoral castle, Loch Lomond and Loch Ness as well touring the Scottish highlands to finish in Glasgow.