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Harris in History and Legend

by Bill Lawson

£12.99

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ISBN: 9781839830648
Published: 15 Aug 2024
Format: Paperback
Extent: 240
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Origin
Categories:
Local history
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About the Book

Occupying the southernmost part of the largest of the Western Isles, Harris boasts some of the most ruggedly beautiful and unspoilt landscape in Scotland.

In this book, Bill Lawson, who has lived on Harris for many years, not only introduces the reader to the events that have shaped the island’s history, but also dips into the local legends, traditions and tales, as well as his own personal reminiscences. The result is a unique insight into Harris and the life and industry of its people through the ages.

'There is no greater authority on the history of Harris and Lewis alive than Bill Lawson' - The Herald


The Author

Bill Lawson

Bill Lawson founded the genealogy centre Co Leis Thu? and is genealogical consultant to Northton Heritage Trust, which now runs this research service. He has written over 36 books on the genealogies and history of the Western Isles and has an unrivalled knowledge of the history of emigration from the area. He regularly researches and lectures in North America and Australia. He lives in Northton, Harris.

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