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Books read in 2015 – #19 – On the Trail of Scotland’s Myths and Legends by Stuart McHardy

2881408On the Trail of Scotland’s Myths and Legends by Stuart McHardy

Luath Press, 2005
ISBN: 1842820494

An enjoyable and informative wee book, exploring Scotland’s landscape and discovering its mythology on the way. I was especially impressed by the author’s suggestion that historians and archeologists are missing a trick by not viewing Highland clan society as a fairly recent, and entirely investigable, remnant of Celtic culture. He also stressed that, contrary to what some believe, Scotland’s mythology, art and culture did not grow from a colonial settlement but were in fact indigenous. A good read. 

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