Charles W. J. Withers

Author

Charles W. J. Withers is Professor Emeritus and former Ogilvie Chair of Human Geography at the University of Edinburgh. In 2015 he was appointed the first Geographer Royal for Scotland in 118 years. He is co-editor of Geographies of the Book (2010), co-author of Scotland: Mapping the Nation (2011) and co-author of Scotland: Mapping the Islands.

Charles W. J. Withers is Professor Emeritus and former Ogilvie Chair of Human Geography at the University of Edinburgh. In 2015 he was appointed the first Geographer Royal for Scotland in 118 years. He is co-editor of Geographies of the Book (2010), co-author of Scotland: Mapping the Nation (2011) and co-author of Scotland: Mapping the Islands.

Books

  • Paperback | Pub: 25 May 2018
    £9.99

    One of the greatest travellers in Scotland, Martin Martin was also a native Gaelic speaker. This text offers his narrative of his journey around the Western Isles, and a mine of information on custom, tradition and life. Martin Martin’s wrote...

  • Hardback | Pub: 26 Oct 2017
    £35.00

    Winner of the Saltire Society Research Book of the Year Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation’s history. This is the first book to take maps...

  • Hardback | Pub: 20 Oct 2016
    £30.00

    As miniature worlds, beautiful locations and homes to communities seemingly distant from the stresses of modern life, Scotland’s many islands have an extraordinary fascination on countless people, not least on the hundreds of thousands of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £25.00

    Surprisingly little is known of the geographical history of Gaelic: where and when it was spoken in the past, and how and why the Gaelic-speaking area of Scotland – the Gaidhealtachd – has retreated and the language declined. A hundred years ago...