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The River Tay and Its People by Graham Ogilvy

The River Tay and Its People by Graham Ogilvy

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From its source as a burn in the mountains of Argyllshire to its estuary on the North Sea, the River Tay wends its way through some of Scotland's finest scenery. This work looks at the river through the eyes of those who live and work along its bank.

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From its source as a burn in the mountains of Argyllshire to its mighty estuary on the North Sea, the River Tay wends its way through some of Scotland's finest scenery. By the time it reaches the coast, 117 miles after leaving Loch Tay, it has become Britain's greatest river, discharging a larger volume of water than the Thames and Severn basins combined. For visitors the river is, in all its mood, a constant source of pleasure. For many, however, it is a lifeline bringing employment and prosperity. This book, the first to be written about the Tay for a hundred years, looks at the river through the eyes of those live and work along its banks. As it flows through Highland Perthshire and cuts through fertile straths and valleys on its way, a memorable picture of Scotland in microcosm emerges. The lifestyle of the fishing ghillies and salmon netters is a far cry from that of the welders in Dundee's oil-rig fabrication yards or the dockers of bustling Perth harbour so following the river's course the reader is offered a unique and fascinating view of a much-loved countryside. From Kenmore, where the famous salmon season is launched each year, to the Tay estuary, where whalers were once built and the columns of the collapsed Tay Rail Bridge act as an ominous reminder of the river's power, "The River Tay and its People" is a memorable picture of one of Scotland's most beautiful areas.

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SKU GOR001839288
Title The River Tay and Its People
Author By (author) Graham Ogilvy
Contributor N/A
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Mainstream Publishing
Year Published 1993
Page Number 224
ISBN 1851584064
ISBN13 9781851584062
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes N/A
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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