This book explains the origin and the meaning of the names of Scotland?s hills, as well as how to pronounce them. It also brings together many of the legends and stories behind particular hill names. A thoroughly researched, completely revised and expanded second edition which builds on the success of its predecessor - Scottish Hill and Mountain Names. Many new names are detailed, including a significantincrease in the coverage of Borders hill names and old forms of many hill names from 17th and 18th century maps brought to bear in explanations. The hills of Scotland are a significant part of the landscape and the names of these hills reflect the rich social and cultural history of Scotland over the past 500 years and all who have been there. These names are alegacy of the past and this book opens the door to this fascinating world.
David Dorward's book on Scottish place-names is a fascinating volume that offers insight and intrigue into the myriad of wonderful place-names found across Scotland. Much more than simply a dictionary of place-names, Dorward makes the subject accessible to the general reader, with explanations of hundreds of names that are clear and concise, and often witty, and as well as meanings, David Dorward gives the correct pronunciation of Scottish names. This new edition is a mine of information for the inquiring schoolchild, the hill-walker or mountaineer, the local historian—everyone, in fact, who has ever wondered about the origins of the marvelous variety of place-names in Scotland. With many parts of names tracing their roots back to their Celtic, Gaelic or Old English origins, it presents an opportunity for readers to unravel for themselves the meanings of hundreds of local area and landscape names—leading them into fascinating by—ways that anyone who looks up one name will be irresistibly led to explore more deeply.
This book is a resource covering the finest walks, treks and climbs to be found in Scotland, written by an award-winning author. From the rolling hills of the Southern Uplands to the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms to the jagged peaks of Torridon and the Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye, Scotland has a rich variety of wild landscapes and terrain that is perfect for many activities. Scotland's lochs, forests and rivers offer spectacular scenery and a tranquility that visitors embrace time and time again. Author Chris Townsend was the first person to complete a continuous round of all the Scottish Munros and Tops. He has also walked across the Scottish mountains from coast to coast 14 times, and has served as the President of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. With superb photography and an exceptional level of detail throughout, this book is an ideal all-embracing guide for the mountain adventurer.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2009-09-01
(Vocal Selections). 13 selections from the Lerner & Loewe classic presented in standard piano/vocal format with the melody in the piano part. Includes: Almost like Being in Love * Brigadoon * Come to Me, Bend to Me * Down on MacConnachy Square * From This Day On * The Heather on the Hill * I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean * Jeannie's Packin' Up * The Love of My Life * My Mother's Weddin' Day * Prologue * There but for You Go I * Waitin' for My Dearie.
Author: John Murray
Release Date: 2014-02
This book is a must for anyone who is interested in the Scottish Highlands and its ancient tongue. It will encourage people to read and understand the seemingly obscure Gaelic words and also provides an insight into landscape history. The text will enrich the experience of walkers, climbers, sailors, bird watchers and fishers by sketching the Gaelic context where they enjoy and pursue their interests. Outdoor enthusiasts will no longer struggle with unfamiliar spellings and words as they will acquire a new dimension of place through an understanding of place names in the Highlands.
Author: Graham Robb
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2018-06-12
Best-selling author Graham Robb finds that the 2,000-year-old map of Ptolemy unlocks a central mystery of British history. Two years ago, Graham Robb moved to a lonely house on the very edge of England, near the banks of a river that once marked the southern boundary of the legendary Debatable Land. The oldest detectable territorial division in Great Britain, the Debatable Land served as a buffer between Scotland and England. It was once the bloodiest region in the country, fought over by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and James V. After most of its population was slaughtered or deported, it became the last part of Great Britain to be brought under the control of the state. Today, it has vanished from the map and its boundaries are matters of myth and generational memories. Under the spell of a powerful curiosity, Robb began a journey—on foot, by bicycle, and into the past—that would uncover lost towns and roads, and unlock more than one discovery of major historical significance. These personal and scholarly adventures reveal a tale that spans Roman, Medieval, and present-day Britain. Rich in detail and epic in scope, The Debatable Land takes us from a time when neither England nor Scotland existed to the present day, when contemporary nationalism and political turmoil threaten to unsettle the cross-border community once more. With his customary charm, wit, and literary grace, Graham Robb proves the Debatable Land to be a crucial, missing piece in the puzzle of British history.
Where did your surname come from? Do you know how many people in the United States share it? What does it tell you about your lineage?From the editor of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Surnames comes the most extensive compilation of surnames in America. The result of 10 years of research and 30 consulting editors, this massive undertaking documents 70,000 surnames of Americans across the country. A reference source like no other, it surveys each surname giving its meaning, nationality, alternate spellings, common forenames associated with it, and the frequency of each surname and forename.The Dictionary of American Family Names is a fascinating journey throughout the multicultural United States, offering a detailed look at the meaning and frequency of surnames throughout the country. For students studying family genealogy, others interested in finding out more about their own lineage, or lexicographers, the Dictionary is an ideal place to begin research.
Author: Caroline Taggart
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Ever wondered if Cheapside really is cheap, what you do in Threadneedle Street, or who the knights of Knightsbridge were? Did you know that Piccadilly is actually an insult? And that Euston Road was built because there were too many cows on Oxford Street? Or that the River Fleet was covered over partly because of a drunken butcher? Take a trip down narrow lanes, through cobbled streets and crowded markets to discover the meanings behind the city’s place names. Meet forgotten residents whose names survive in the places where they lived, such as Sir George Downing of Downing Street, and uncover tales from London’s murky past that have shaped the modern city. From famous landmarks to forgotten rivers, grand thoroughfares to lost palaces, and ancient villages swallowed up as the city grew, Caroline Taggart explains the hidden meanings behind familiar places. If you have ever wanted to learn more about the history of London and discover the people, events and stories that shaped our capital city, then come on a journey that will show you London in a new light...
Author: Ronald Gray
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2000-10-26
This book, first published in 2000, draws on the great wealth of associations of street-names in Cambridge. It is not a dictionary, but it provides a series of entries on such topics as the Reformation, George IV and his wife, twentieth-century British scientists, businessmen, Elizabethan times, medieval Cambridge, mayors, millers, and builders. It includes hermits and coal merchants, field marshals and laundresses, martyrs and bombers, unscrupulous politicians and the founder of a Christian community, Cromwell and Newton, an Anglo-Saxon queen and the discoverer of Uranus - all people who lived in or often visited Cambridge. The ancient Stourbridge fair is included, along with castles and boat-races, sewage pumps and the original Hobson of 'Hobson's Choice'. Who was St Tibb? Where did Dick Turpin hide? Where was the medieval takeaway? Unlike earlier works, this is a history of everybody for everybody.
Author: George Black
Publisher: Churchill & Dunn, Limited
Release Date: 2015-02-12
This major reference work, first published in 1946, is a fully documented, alphabetical listing of over 8,000 Scottish family and personal names. Black's definitive guide includes spelling variations, an abundance of fascinating historical specifics, and a glossary of obsolete Scot words. This classic reference provides fascinating biographical and geographical details for anyone interested in Scottish names. "The Surnames of Scotland" is an invaluable source of information especially for historians, in addition to genealogists and families interested in their Scottish ancestry. Dr. George Fraser Black (1866-1948), a noted bibliographer and historical scholar on the staff of the New York Public Library from 1896 to 1931, spent almost half a century on the research of this volume. Miss Mary Elder Black, who assisted her father in the preparation of the main text, supplied the amendments and additions included as an appendix.