Author(s): James Gracie
Breathtaking photography captures the soul and passion of this spectacular land of bagpipes, heather, thistle, and tartans. This enchanting collection of images celebrates Scotland's world-famous vistas--the lofty highlands, placid lochs, and misty glens, the picturesque villages, the vibrant cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the ancient castles, the breathtaking pastoral scenes, as well as the people who take pride in it all. An outstanding gift or souvenir, Spectacular Scotland brings the best of this wonderful country into sharp focus. This is a magnificent collection of 150 color photographs by some of Scotland's best landscape photographers.
"Within these pages, you'll find bucolic Highland panoramas dotted with sheep and portraits of castles--some of which, [author, Gracie] concedes, are "so much the better" for existing in a state of "romantic ruin." But there's a sense of balance at work: Edinburgh may be showcased on one page as a city paved with antiquated cobblestones while on the next it's revealed as a contemporary capital--animated by its vibrant citizens." "Metrosource"
James Gracie, a Scot born and bred, is a distinguished travel writer who has written many guidebooks about his native country. He is a regular contributor of travel- and heritage-related features to several national newspapers and magazines, including The Glasgow Herald, Daily Record, Scots Magazine, The Highlander, and Scottish Field.