You are in:  Home - History - Natural History - Fauna Scotica: Animals and People in Scotland
Fauna Scotica

Natural History
Publication Date
18 September 2012
Available for Sale
Birlinn Limited
Colour throughout

Fauna Scotica

Animals and People in Scotland

A wealth of information on hundreds
of species of Scottish animals.
by Polly Pullar and Mary Low - Find out more about the author

‘Deserves to sit alongside the very best of any of the recent titles published on Scotland’s natural history’ – Scotland Outdoors

‘A glorious overview of the country’s wildlife, the nation’s natural treasure’ – Herald

‘Nothing short of a wonderful celebration of Scotland’ – Cothrom  

'A book to treasure' – Sir John Lister-Kaye, BBC Wildlife Magazine

Scotland boasts a huge and diverse range of wildlife. This informative and beautifully illustrated book is the most complete companion to Scottish animals available. Themed around various habitats (mountain; bog and moor; woods; lochs and rivers; croft and farm; sea and seashore; urban), and including material on mythical beasts, it features a wealth of information on hundreds of species. As well as descriptions and biological information, the text is interspersed with much detail – historical, folklore, anecdotal and even culinary – which offers fascinating insights into the role of animals in our cultural life and the way man has interacted with them over a period of thousands of years.

There are also details of all the main Scottish conservation bodies and Scotland’s major nature reserves, as well as information of the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

Polly Pullar has worked as a wildlife guide, wildlife rehabilitator, sheep farmer and field naturalist. She has written a number of wildlife books and is also widely known as a photo-journalist. She lives in Aberfeldy.

Mary Low is a writer and independent scholar. She grew up at the foot of the Pentland Hills on the outskirts of Edinburgh and has a long-standing interest in beliefs and traditions as well as in the natural world. She is a Divinity graduate of Edinburgh University and former post-doctoral fellow in Celtic and Scottish Studies. Her other works include Celtic Christianity and Nature, St Cuthbert’s Way and Cherish the Earth. She lives near Melrose in the Scottish Borders.


Related books