SILLAR, Frederick C. Islands series. MEYLER, Ruth.
Title: Skye. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1973, ISBN:0715357514
Seller ID: 111086
SILLAR, Frederick C. and Ruth MEYLER. Skye. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, (1973). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-240, including several pages of b&w photos. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, top edge stained pale blue. A volume in The Islands Series. "No island off the West Coast of Scotland is as celebrated, or indeed as much loved, as Skye. The largest island of the Inner Hebrides and renowned for its romantic association with the escape of the Young Pretender Prince Charles Edward, it has a unique place in the hearts of the Macdonalds, Macleods, MacKinnons and other Skye clans throughout the English-speaking world. Dunvegan Castle, the home ofthe Macleods of Macleod and built in the ninth century, is reputedly the o ldest continually inhabited house in Scotland, and from this part of the island came the MacCrimmons, the famous race of hereditary pipers. Communications, opened up in the early nineteenth century and extending today, are making the island more popular than ever as a place to visit and explore." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Approach to Skye; 2. Landscape, Climate and Neighbouring Islands; 3. Wild Life; 4. Early History; 5. From Largs to Modern Times; 6. The Island at Work [with 2 photos of the ferryboat Lochalsh; "Fishing" 128-132]; 7. Communications [with 2 car ferry photos; "Early Steamers" 151-153; "Ferry Services" 154-156; "Safety at Sea" 156-158]; 8. Religious History; 9. Language and Literature; 10. Climbing in the Cuillin; 11. Skye Yesterday and Today; 12. Skye's Tomorrow. With an appendix of place-name pronunciation and meanings. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00