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By Ian Crofton

This authoritative, enjoyable and eminently browsable reference publication, prepared in simply obtainable A - Z layout, is an soaking up and innovative banquet of Scottish lore, language, historical past and tradition, from the legendary origins of the Scots in Scythia to the modern Scotland of the Holyrood parliament and Trainspotting. the following Tartan Tories rub shoulders with Torry women, the distress from the Manse exchanges a nod with Stalin's Granny, Thomas the Rhymer and the Wizard of Reay stroll hand in hand with Bible John, and the reader is taken for a rollercoaster experience around Caledonia, from bushy Boots urban to the Costa Clyde, through the chilly Shoulder of Scotland, the West Lothian Alps and the Reykjavik of the South. the result's a panoramic and quirky party of Scotland, choked with truth and anecdote.

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