Paul Murton has spent half a lifetime exploring some of the most beautiful islands in the world – the Hebrides. He has travelled the length and breadth of Scotland’s rugged west coast and sailed to over eighty islands.
In The Hebrides, Murton explores the islands’ breathtaking scenery and introduces their colourful history, culture, myths and legends, from the lush shores of Gigha to the towering cliffs of St Kilda. He also meets some of the people who live there and make the Hebrides tick, from crofters, fishermen, tweed waulkers and clan chiefs to peat cutters, gin distillers, black pudding makers and even a parrot rescuer.
The result is a unique portrait of these endlessly fascinating islands which also serves as an informed guide to the key places of interest that no visitor should miss.