West Highland Piers


Author: Alistair Deayton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445624370

Category: History

Page: 96

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The West Highland Railway 120 Years


Author: John McGregor

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445633566

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 2089

A close-up look at 120 years of the West Highland Railways.

The Kingdom of MacBrayne

From Steamships to Car-ferries in the West Highlands and Hebrides, 1820-2005


Author: N. S. Robins,Donald E. Meek

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: 9781841585000

Category: Ferries

Page: 275

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Today, the shipowner David MacBrayne (1817-1907) is just as well-known as Samuel Cunard. Red-funnelled ships which bear his name continue to operate in the West Highlands a century after his death. The Kingdom of MacBrayne tells the story of David MacBrayne, his ships and his company, his predecessors, rivals and successors. It explores the world of the early steamships, their successes and failures, as well as their contribution to the ever-changing social fabric of the Highlands and Islands. Emigrants, tourists, ordinary travellers and crew members, from engineers to pursers, speak of the ships and their impact on their world. The Kingdom of MacBrayne is lavishly illustrated with drawings, paintings and photographs in black-and-white and colour, most of them shown here for the first time. Featuring the work of artists and model-makers, as well as advertisements and brochures, it examines, by word and image, the whole ‘MacBrayne phenomenon’, from the iconic, sword-bearing Highlander on ships’ figureheads to Katie Morag in Struay.

Not the West Highland Way


Author: Ronald Turnbull

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849653518

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 7489

The West Highland Way is one of the finest of Britain's long-distance paths. It passes through six separate mountain ranges, from the tall elegant cone of Ben Lomond and the crag towers of grim Glen Coe to the seductive Mamores. But it doesn't go onto those enticing Stobs and Bens. NOT The West Highland Way makes the most of the surrounding area, taking in sights that the linear Way doesn't allow. With mountain alternatives to all but one of the West Highland Way's nine standard stages, this guidebook takes you on a higher and wilder journey. By taking the best of what the standard Way has to offer and adding in all its diversions away from the linear paths, and get to the heart of what makes the West Highland Way so great. It crosses Ben Lomond and Beinn Dorain, the charming Campsie Fells and the mighty Mamores, while the crossing of the Black Mount from Inveroran to Glen Coe represents the best pub-to-pub to be found in Britain.

The Beauties of Scotland

Official Tourist Guide


Author: North British Railway

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scotland

Page: 283

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The West Highland Railway

Plans, Politics and People


Author: John A. McGregor

Publisher: J. Donald


Category: Railroads

Page: 274

View: 7393

This book addresses the general politics of promotion and the disputes over state assistance for the Fort William-Mallaig line, rather than the heroics and the romance of construction and operation. It reviews other schemes, more or less successful. And it examines the expectations bound up with the railway development, asking how far these had been achieved, or remained relevant, by 1914.'I think I have sometimes made two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, and that is ... perhaps the highest function a man can do for his country': Charles Forman, civil engineer, evidence in support of the Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway, 1896.