Paul Murton has spent half a lifetime exploring some of the most beautiful islands in the world – the Hebrides. He has travelled the length and breadth of the Scotland’s rugged, six-thousand-mile coast line, and sailed to over eighty islands.
In this book Paul visits each of the Hebridean islands in turn, introducing their myths and legends, history, culture, and extraordinary natural beauty. He also meets the people who live there and learns their story. He has met crofters, fishermen, tweed weavers, Gaelic singers, clan chiefs, artists, postmen and bus drivers – people from every walk of life who make the islands tick. This blend of the contemporary and the traditional creates a vivid account of the Hebrides and serves as unique guide to the less well-known aspects of life among the islands.