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Midges In Scotland

Author : George Hendry
ISBN : 1841589381
Genre : Ceratopogonidae
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An informative but very readable and amusing investigation into the various types of flying pest. This new edition includes more up-to-date information on the highland midge, its biology and why it bites. This book explains the midge's dominant role in ecology, and highland culture, and also how it keeps the worst human depredations under control.

The Rough Guide To Scottish Highlands Islands

Author : Rob Humphreys
ISBN : 1843532697
Genre : Travel
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This guide highlights the best places to sleep, eat and drink in the Highlands and Islands. It includes coverage of all major and minor outdoor activities, hiking trails and mountain bike routes.

Does Anyone Like Midges

Author : Jim Hewitson
ISBN : 9781845026837
Genre : Humor
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Does Anyone Like Midges? contains a wheen of queries about the Scots and Scotland. Including: Did Irish pirates give Scotland its name? What does 'Sassenach' actually mean? How will global warming affect Scotland? Is the heavy-drinking Scot a Roman PR creation? And has anyone ever been killed by Highland midges? Renowned old scientist Jim Hewitson, with the help of the readers of mythical periodical The Exploding Haggis, answers one hundred questions, big and not so big, about all things to do with one of the strangest and greatest wee countries in the world - Scotland. Curious and illuminating in equal measure, this is a perplexing and fascinating read for anyone with an interest in Scotland's history, culture or bloodthirsty beasties.

Curious Scotland

Author : George Rosie
ISBN : 9781783782468
Genre : History
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The histories of nations are never as simple as their legends suggest. George Rosie has been driven by a powerful curiosity about the country he has lived in since he was an Edinburgh schoolboy fifty years ago. This lively mindset has established him as one of Scotland's most inquiring writers and journalists, in print and on television. In Curious Scotland, he unearths and illuminates many neglected aspects of Scottish history in a rich collection of episodes that ranges from the Picts to the Indian tribes of North America. What became of the sons of Robert Burns? How did Scotland influence the Ku Klux Klan? Why was a Hebridean island deliberately infested with anthrax? The answers lie in a book which reveals the complexity, contradictions and sheer fascination of Scotland's long and strange story.

From Milngavie To Midges

Author : Paul Bissett
ISBN : 1983161594
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I have hiked the West Highland Way 7 times, the Great Glen Way, hiked solo across Scotland 220 miles, completed the Dartmoor 100 mile long distance non-stop hike, the Fife coastal trail, the John Muir Way before it became official and many more hikes all over the world.

Managing Tourist Health And Safety In The New Millennium

Author : Jeff Wilks
ISBN : 9781136381348
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Managing Tourist Health is a seminal study which combines a range of state of the art reviews of the issues facing tourism managers and professionals in the fast growing area of tourist health and safety. An international range of contributors, each a specialist in their chosen field, have written papers for this book to explain many of the complex issues affecting tourists, the tourism industry and governments in ensuring tourism is viewed as a safe and enjoyable experience for all. The contributors have a wealth of interdisciplinary experience ranging from medicine, law, tourism research, safety science, ergonomics, management, consultancy among other cognate areas of study. Future research directions are examined in many of the chapters together with current state of the art knowledge in relation to key studies. The editors have worked in this area of research since the late 1980s and have accumulated a wide range of academic, professional and consultancy experience for governments and the private sector. The book extends this understanding through a multi-disciplinary perspective combining some of the leading researchers who have published in this area since the emergence of tourist health as a legitimate area of study in the 1970s.

Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland Glasgow

Author : Rough Guides
ISBN : 9780241008225
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide Snapshot to Glasgow is the ultimate travel guide to this dynamic part of Scotland. It leads you through the city and along the Clyde with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the fascinating Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the West End's live music scene, to the distinctive architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the villages of the Clyde Valley. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to Scotland, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Scotland, including transport, food, drink, costs, events and spectator sports. Also published as part of The Rough Guide to Scotland. Now available in ePub format.

Glasgow Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland Includes George Square The Cathedral The Galleries And Clydeside

Author : Rob Humphreys
ISBN : 9781409365662
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide Snapshot Glasgow is the ultimate travel guide to Scotland's most vibrant city. It guides you through the city and its environs with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Glasgow School of Art to Hampden Park. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Scotland, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the country, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, festivals and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Scotland. Full coverage: George Square, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Merchant City, the East End, Glasgow Cathedral, Sauciehall Street, the Glasgow School of Art, the West End, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Hunterian, Clydeside, the Burrell Collection, Pollok House, the Firth of Clyde and the Clyde Valley. (Equivalent printed page extent 82 pages).

Midge In Your Hand Is Worth Two Up Your Kilt Modern Scottish Proverbs

Author : Stuart McLean
ISBN : 9781291822212
Genre : Humor
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An irreverent romp through Scottish proverbs with chapters ranging from Old Scottish Proverbs Revamped and Modern Scottish Proverbs, through Scottish Chat-Up Lines and Scottish Insults to Glaswegian Proverbs. Not to be taken seriously in any way!

If It Wasn T For The Midges

Author : Malky McEwan
ISBN : 1726689832
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Kaleidoscope Down Under Book Review: If it Wasn't for the Midges is the latest book by our very own Scottish policeman, Malky McEwan. I found it to be every bit as entertaining as his Quora posts. Now I'm looking at Scotland through another set of eyes--those of Malky McEwan, a retired policeman--and Malky's eyes sparkle with humour and a love for his country. I had expected If it Wasn't for the Midges to be a straight travelogue. Boy, was I ever wrong. The book is alive with personal anecdotes that give it a unique fascination. This book is not a dry tramp through Scotland, but a tour in which the reader has time to meet the people as well as see the sights. Written by a man who has spent a lifetime in the country he obviously loves, it will delight you: it is a book sprinkled with fairy dust. As I discovered, Scotland is a place where history and the modern world co-exist. The side trips into the past and its characters, are as interesting as the interaction with the locals Malky met during his journeys. The humour is infectious and the writing style intimate. It's a good read. David Evans EXPLORING SCOTLAND WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR Following on from his three hilarious police memoirs, Malky has turned his attention to Scotland. He's zipped around the country by train, car, bike, and on foot, to showcase the best his country offers. Chronicles of old, tales anew, sights to behold and things to do. All served with Malky's usual dollop of insight and twists of humour. Scotland has been around a long time - judging by the state of the roads. There are mountains, lochs and castles to admire. Cities full of majestic buildings and baronial art. There are clean, pale-blue waters with white sandy beaches on which to sun yourself. Well, maybe not sun yourself, but they are nice to peek at through the hood of an anorak. In any one lifetime, it would be hard to visit every spot of interest in Scotland. The book captures the TREASURE TRAILS and these TREASURE TALES will surprise you. Amid all the beauty, Malky serves up his amusing observations on life. As a practical guide: Which beers are best? What whisky is as good as a 15-year-old malt at half the price? Where can you get the tastiest soup? Why do you get puppy hugs at the cosiest B&B? 'If it wasn't for the Midges'is a delightful book that makes you smile. You will probably enjoy these tales because Scotland is full of rich gems and it is worth coming just to taste the tap water.

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