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Eccentric Wealth
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ISBN:
9781912476053
Categories
Autobiography & Biography, Biography, Birlinn Origin, History
Imprint
Origin
Publication Date
12 April 2018
Format
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
272
Illustrations
8pp colour plates

Eccentric Wealth

The Bulloughs of Rum
by Alastair Scott - Find out more about the author

   

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'Excellent' – Country Life

'The work of the born raconteur whose knowledge and love of the Western Isles is tangible' – Alan Taylor, Scottish Review of Books

'An intriguing account of an extraordinary household' – The Scotsman

In Eccentric Wealth, Alastair Scott traces the life of Lancashire industrialist Sir George Bullough in this absorbing biography which explores his family’s connection with the Hebridean island of Rum, particularly the building of Kinloch Castle, the most intact preserve of Edwardian high-living to be found in Britain.

Based on new information, the book offers a fascinating insight into the life and times of one of the great eccentrics of his age, including the Bullough myths and scandals which continue to make extraordinary reading more than a hundred years later.

Alastair Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1954. He now lives with his wife, Sheena, on Skye (with occasional bouts of vagrancy), working as a photographer, writer and broadcaster.