On the Trail of Scotland's History

Author(s): David R. Ross


From coast to coast on a motorbike...on the trail of the people, places and events that created Scottish history. Covering moor, mountain and battleground as well as film locations and place names, this book provides an intelligent, passionate perspective on key landmarks and their significance to Scotland today. From the Vikings to the Picts, from Ossian to Bannockburn, Ross guides us on a quest to discover the essentials of Scottish history - and to find things we never knew existed.


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'The biker historian's unique combination of unabashed romanticism and easy irreverence make him the ideal guide to historical subjects all too easily either swallowed up in maudlin sentiment or demythologised by the academic studies.' - THE SCOTSMAN '... an entertainingly outspoken companion for any inquisitive traveller round this nation...' - THE HERALD

David R Ross undertook the well-publicised Walk for Wallace August 2005: www.walkforwallace.com. He featured in Channel 4's True Story of Braveheart documentary, based on On the Trail of William Wallace and presented by Tony 'Baldrick' Robinson. He has also appeared on the History Channel and BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

General Fields

  • : 9781905222858
  • : Luath Press Ltd
  • : Luath Press Ltd
  • : April 2007
  • : 210mm X 135mm X 9mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 192
  • : Illustrations, 1 map
  • : David R. Ross
  • : Paperback
  • : 941.1