The Highland Line is Britainas last meaningful frontier. First recognised by Agricola in the first century AD (parts of its most northerly section mark the furthest north the Romans advanced), it divides the country both geologically and culturally, signalling the border between Highland and Lowland, Celtic and English-speaking, crofting and farming. In Britainas Last Frontier, best-selling author Alistair Moffat makes a journey of the imagination as well as through geography, tracing the route of the Line from the battlefield at Culloden, along the Moray coast with occasional forays into the mountains. He then swings south-west at Stonehaven before arriving at Glasgow and the Clyde. In doing so he discovers how the Line has influenced life and attitudes for thousands of years. Packed with history, myth, anecdote and sharp observation, this is a fascinating and absorbing book that offers a new perspective on our national history.1 in the Herd Book, the mother of the worldfamous Aberdeen Angus breed, perhaps the most notable creation of the farmers who worked ... Watson of Keillor in the county of Angus began to cross different types so that he could produce a big, black beef bullock with no horns. ... his prize cattle and, over a long career, won more than 500 rosettes and trophies at agricultural shows from Perth up to Moray.
|Title||:||Britain's Last Frontier|
|Publisher||:||Birlinn - 2012-11-15|