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The Small Isles
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ISBN:
9781912476220
Categories
Birlinn Origin, History
Imprint
Origin
Publication Date
12 April 2018
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
256

The Small Isles

Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck
by Denis Rixson - Find out more about the author

This is the first book ever to be written on the collective history of the little group of islands between Ardnamurchan and Skye. As some of the best known Hebridean islands, Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck have a long and varied history, but are also amongst the least documented. Rum was the playground of the Macruari kings of the Northern Hebrides; Eigg was the island meeting point where their descendants conceded primacy to the Islay Macdonalds, while Muck and Canna were the property of Iona, spiritual nerve centre of the west.

With reference to both the extensive material remains on the islands and rare original source material, this book is a dynamic and wideranging account of the Small Isles and their history.

Denis Rixson is a schoolteacher, local historian and bookshop proprietor in Mallaig.






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