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Tales of the Braes of Glenlivet

Written by Isobel Grant / Illustrated by Ann Dean


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ISBN: 9781839830006
Published: 13 Feb 2020
Format: Paperback
Extent: 224
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Origin
Local history
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About the Book

The Braes of Glenlivet lie on the eastern edge of the Grampian mountains, in one of Scotland's most active whisky-producing areas. This collection of stories and memories spans a century of life on farms and around Chapeltown and Scalan.

Mostly the work of Isobel Grant (but with other reminiscences, and also sections on history and placenames) it is a wonderful portrait of everyday country life and a fascinating social document of a district that lost most of its people between the two world wars. The author paints a vivid picture of her family, friends and neighbours as she follows their fortunes through the years and describes a way of life now changed forever. 

The Author

Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts has worked extensively in Gaelic education, history and research. He studied history at Edinburgh University and was a lecturer in teacher training at the Northern College in Aberdeen. Now retired, he lives beside Loch Morar.