North-east lowlands of Scotland. by John Robertson Allan

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This is the classic introduction to the North-east, from the North Esk to John o' Groats, written with the passion and understanding of a man born and bred there. John R. Allan's informative yet intimate account of the area paints a vibrant picture of this fascinating part of Scotland.

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Fishing and farming feature strongly, as does the story of the principal town, Aberdeen. But what emerges most vividly of all in this beautifully written book is the indomitable spirit of the people and their rich cultural life, particularly the songs and ballads for which the North-east is renowned.

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North East Scotland is the eastern region of Scotland bounded by the Firth of Forth to the south and the Moray Firth to the north; its cities are Aberdeen, Dundee and defining feature is that it's lowland in spite of being a long way north: the geological fault line between lowlands and highlands runs diagonally across Scotland from Helensburgh near Glasgow to Stonehaven near Aberdeen.

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Hill, glen, lowland, coast, sea, folk In this book, the author presents many thousands of unpublished as well as published place names from much of north-east Scotland, most of them heard from local people, as a result of a study that he began in His book therefore preserves a salient part of local culture and identity.

He interviewed many hundreds of indigenous residents, deerstalkers. All of these factors combined to create in the Lowlander a Scot with language, dress, and customs more like those of England than the inhabitants of the northern mountains of Scotland who remained relatively isolated, mostly Gaelic speaking, and considered to be heathens by the people of the Lowlands.

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Lowlands, cultural and historical region of Scotland, comprising the portion of the country southeast of a line drawn from Dumbarton to Stonehaven; northwest of the line are the Highlands. Traditionally, the Lowlands were distinguished by the use of the Scots language (considered a dialect or close.

Scotland, he told the Edinburgh international book festival, despite a long-held belief that its ethnic make-up was largely Scots, Celtic, Viking and Irish, was in fact "one of the most diverse. Central Lowlands. The Central Lowlands or Midland Valley is a geologically defined area of relatively low-lying land in southern consists of a rift valley between the Highland Boundary Fault to the north and the Southern Uplands Fault to the south.

The Central Lowlands are one of the three main geographical sub-divisions of Scotland, the other two being the Highlands and Islands. Firstly, we can only look at culture which stems from language to decide these things.

The Lowlands is also a very vague geographical term which covers the Central Belt (from the Clyde estuary to the Firth of Forth) and the east coast from Fife up.

Scotland - Scotland - The Highlands: By the Highlands had become overpopulated relative to the means of subsistence. Many lairds, seeking to support their tenantry through the kelp industry, were ruined when it collapsed in the period from to Other landowners introduced sheep, sometimes violently removing their tenants in the “Highland Clearances”—as agents of the.

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Insular West Germanic speech was first established in what is now Scotland in the sixth century. Uniquely among Old English-derived speech forms other than standard literary English, Scots has a claim to be regarded as a distinct language rather than a dialect, or latterly a group of dialects, of English.Where in Scotland did the Highlanders settle?

Before the railways the main form of transport was by sea. Migrants from Caithness, Orkney, Shetland and the north-east were channelled to the eastern Lowlands. Other Highlanders and the Hebrideans settled in the western Lowlands.

This pattern generally maintained itself throughout the period Lowland raised bog is a very special type of wetland, which gets all its water from rainfall, snow and mist.

These bogs began to form up to 8, years ago in shallow depressions, where poor drainage stopped the vegetation from rotting.

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