The Hidden Ways : Scotland's Forgotten Roads
Description: In The Hidden Ways, Alistair Moffat traverses the lost paths of Scotland - its Roman roads tramped by armies, its warpaths and pilgrim routes, drove roads and rail roads, turnpikes, flyways and sea-roads - in a bid to understand how our history has left its mark upon our landscape. Alistair's travels along the hidden ways reveal not only the searing beauty and magic of the Scottish landscape, but open up a new means of understanding our past: in retracing the forgotten paths, he charts a powerful, surprising and moving history of Scotland through the unremembered lives who have moved through it.
Review: Praise for The Great Tapestry of Scotland: 'Not just visually stunning but intensely moving and occasionally very funny * * The Times * * Praise for The Border: 'Quirky, learned and utterly absorbing -- ALLAN MASSIE Praise for The Scots: 'Truly fascinating * * Scotsman * * Praise for Scotland: 'A very readable, well-researched and fluent account * * Scotland on Sunday * * Praise for The Reivers: 'A most compelling, thought-provoking and entertaining history * * Herald * * Praise for The Wall: 'Wonderfully entertaining . . . a real joy * * Independent * * Praise for The Sea Kingdoms: 'Brimming with interesting facts . . . instructive and wide-ranging * * Independent on Sunday * *
Author Biography: Alistair Moffat was born in Kelso, Scotland in 1950. He is an award winning writer, historian and former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television. He is the founder of Borders Book Festival and Co-Chairman of The Great Tapestry of Scotland. www.alistairmoffat.co.uk