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East Lothian
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ISBN:
9780954197940
Categories
Art & Photography, Local History
Imprint
Deerpark Press
Publication Date
01 August 2006
Format
Hardback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
176
Illustrations
Colour photographs throughout

East Lothian

Images by Liz Hanson
by Alistair Moffat - Find out more about the author

Most of us move too quickly through the landscape and townscape, hurrying about our daily business, looking where we are going, too seldom noticing where we are. East Lothian deserves much more than a traveller's glance. It is one of the most gently striking parts of Scotland, its long vistas fill the eye, its volcanic rocks recall ancient drama and its beautiful fields roll down from the Lammermuirs to the blue of the sea and far horizon.

The photographer, Liz Hanson, has often stopped to look at East Lothian, every part of it, and over many years her camera has captured all its seasons and many of its unique atmospheres.

Punctuating Liz Hanson's record of the essential nature of East Lothian is a short history by Alistair Moffat. The story turns out to be as dramatic and beguiling as the landscapes and townscapes. Together the words and pictures speak quietly but clearly of a beautiful place.

Alistair Moffat is a former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television. He now runs the Borders and Lennoxlove book festivals and was Rector of St Andrews University. He has written numerous books, including The Faded Map, The Sea Kingdoms, The Borders and Scotland: A History From Earliest Times all of which are published by Birlinn.