Place-names of Scotland, Paperback Book

Place-names of Scotland Paperback



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: 352 pages, Maps
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
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  • Category: Place names & gazetteers
  • ISBN: 9781780270050



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