New PDF release: Abbotsford to Zion: The Story of Scottish Place-names Around

ISBN-10: 1780274076

ISBN-13: 9781780274072

Over the centuries numerous Scots have travelled to each possible nook of the globe – a few to begin a brand new existence, others as marketers, explorers, missionaries, colonial directors, squaddies and in a mess of different contexts. This e-book takes the reader on a trip from the wastes of Antarctica to the South African Highlands, from Canada's prairies to Australia's vineyards. It visits towns and abandoned villages, scales mountain peaks and calls in at far-flung islands. these types of areas have something in universal – the truth that they have been named by means of, or after, Scots. The areas named and the folk they honoured supply a distinct means of taking a look at the impression of Scots in another country, even if railroad engineer, pioneer farmer, displaced crofter or mogul. Abbotsford to Zion additionally highlights the curious and the unintentional – the Gretna vegetables and the Xenias. It tells how Scots-born innkeepers and postmen who occurred to be within the correct position on the correct time won immortality. It appears to be like at why builders used Scotland's photograph to promote genuine property and the way homesick emigrants recalled the land they'd left. From Abbotsford to Zion, every one position has its specified tale and identity.

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