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Place-names of Scotland
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ISBN:
9781780270050
Categories
History, Reference
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
01 July 2011
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
352

Place-names of Scotland

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. 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.

Iain Taylor is (with Boyd Robertson) co author of Teach Yourself Gaelic and currently teaches in Ireland.






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