Isles of the West describes a three-month voyage made in the summer of 1996 around the Hebrides. The author's aim was to explore the major issues peculiar to the islands as the century dawns. How does land reform, for example, look from the point of view of the islanders? Does nature conservation actually help the environment? Is the commercial promotion of 'heritage' a blessing or a curse? Interwoven with the beauty of the islands and the seductive feeling of freedom which comes from making long voyages in small boats is ...

Isles of the West 2011, Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh

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Isles of the West 2006, Birlinn Publishers, Edinburgh, Scotland

ISBN-13: 9781841583228

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Isles of the West 2005, Birlinn Publishers

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