The Highland Clans

The Highland Clans

by Alistair Moffat (Author)


The story of the Highland clans is a gripping one, full of celebrated names and heroic deeds. It is also, as Alistair Moffat reveals, the story of a fearless people, shaped by the unique traditions and landscape of the Scottish Highlands. Here, he traces the history of the clans from their Celtic origins to the coming of the Romans, through the great battles of Bannockburn and Flodden, to the Clearances and the present day. The images bring the stories to life with historical portraits and depictions of significant events such as the battles or the Highland dances, to name but a few. The story of the clans is also about the pain of leaving, with the great emigrations to the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Complete with a clan map and an alphabetical list of the clans of the Scottish Highlands, this is a must for anyone interested in the history of Scotland.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 06 Apr 2010

ISBN 10: 0500251592
ISBN 13: 9780500251591

Author Bio
Alistair Moffat is an award winning writer and journalist. He is the former director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has written over twenty books. Moffat was co-chairman and historian for the Great Tapestry of Scotland, a community arts project which produced the embroidered tapestry, designed by Andrew Crummy with contributions from around 1,000 stitchers from across Scotland. It was unveiled on 3 September 2013 at the Scottish Parliament.