Scotland is a land of many languages - Gaelic, Norse, Pictish, Brythonic, Anglo Saxon, Modern English and some from before recorded time.
The result for the visitor is a confusing series of overlapping layers of place names, difficult to understand and often more difficult to pronounce.
Here at last is a simple pocket guide to Scotlands rich tapestry of names.
From Eass Forss (Waterfall Waterfall!) to Edinburgh (The Fort of Eidyn) for the first time in one place we have a simple reckoner to where means what with derivations.
Packed with information this is an essential short guide by an expert to the names that shaped and still shape our history.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 01/07/2011
- Category: Place names & gazetteers
- ISBN: 9781780270050