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Land of the Lost
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ISBN:
9781841589428
Categories
Local History
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
01 March 2011
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
320
Illustrations
16pp b/w plates

Land of the Lost

Exploring the North-east’s Vanished Townships
by Robert Smith - Find out more about the author

This is a book about a search for a sense of the past, looking at old days and old ways; hoping, perhaps, to find a whisper of those ‘voices on the braes’. This is the story of the vanished peoples and communities of the Northeast; of people and places whose lives, achievements and traditions are today on the very edge of memory. Through Deeside, Donside, Strathavon and beyond, Bob Smith searches out the deserted and forgotten villages and clachans which lay throughout the area and whose rich history is now often simply commemorated by anonymous ruins set deep in remote glens. First published in 1997, Land of the Lost was an instant success. This new edition has been expanded by almost half to incorporate chapters on the glens south of Strathdon, the area around Belnagauld and the Bunzeach, Mulloch Hill, the track known as the Pollach Road, the fermtouns around Monymusk, and the area around Foudland. It also includes numerous rare archive photographs. Previously published by John Donald.
 

Robert Smith began his journalistic career as a copy boy at the age of fifteen, and would go on to be the longest-serving editor of the Evening Express in Aberdeen. On retiring he became a prolific author of local history and walks in the North-East of Scotland. Robert died in 2008 at the age of eighty-four.