A Handbook of Scotland’s Coasts

Fi Martynoga

Fi Martynoga is an environmental activist, journalist, museum researcher, and a renowned figure in Scottish nature, history, sustainability and food circles. She has several widely praised books to her name, including A Handbook of Scotland’s Wild Harvests and A Handbook of Scotland’s Trees.

A Handbook of Scotland’s Coasts

by Fi Martynoga

  • Editor: Fi Martynoga
  • RRP: £12.99 (print)
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781912235865

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This handbook is an inspirational resource to help you discover the thousands of miles of Scotland’s spectacular coastline – from its stunning geology and diverse marine and bird life to its coastal history, culture and landmarks. Fishing ports, arts communities, clifftop castles, island hideaways, local legends: all have their place here.

With contributions from leading nature writer Jim Crumley, geologist Ronald Turnbull, historian Michael Kerrigan and sailor/poet Ian Stephen – a contemporary bard for our islands – Fi Martynoga adds her own expertise in foraging for seaweeds, shellfish and coastal plants, and exploring the rich flora of our shorelines, from dune grasses to wildflowers.

Whether you yearn to watch the sunset or swim from achingly beautiful coves, discover quirky highlights of island life or hints of a prehistoric past, or seek out otters or dolphins, this volume is your indispensable companion.

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"A perfect primer … What makes the book so good is the breadth of material packed within it, combined with the depth of expertise of those sharing their knowledge … Scotland's coasts are an integral part of what makes this, in many people's eyes, the best small country in the world. This book will help you gain more from the experience of visiting and exploring them." Undiscovered Scotland