Did you know that herds of bison used to roam the Scottish countryside? Or that the first elephant to visit Scotland got stuck in a pub in Renfrewshire? In this marvellously entertaining and informative book, Ann Lindsay introduces a bewildering range of quirky, intriguing and amusing details about Scotland's past and present. Some of what she reveals is verifiable by fact, some shrouded in mystery and superstition, yet all enriches our understanding and appreciation of this fascinating country. Packed with information on curious places, bizarre happenings and perplexing oddities, "Hidden Scotland" is a real eye-opener that will amaze even the most erudite student of Scottish culture. It includes detailed instructions on how to get to all the places mentioned in the book, making it an indispensable guide to those keen to explore the more alternative destinations on Scotland's tourist trail.
Publisher: Birlinn General