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A Handbook of Scotland’s Coasts

The Essential Guide for Beachcombers, Walkers, Wildlife Lovers, Rockpoolers, Wild Swimmers, Foragers, Fossil-Hunters and History Buffs


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This handbook offers an inspirational resource for those who want to discover more about the thousands of miles of Scotland’s spectacular coastline – from its stunning geology and diverse marine and bird life to its coastal culture, with its fishing ports, fresh cuisine, arts communities, ancient monuments and colourful local traditions.

Featuring achingly beautiful pristine coves and beaches, quirky highlights of island life and sites for exploring our history or spotting wildlife, this handbook is for beachcombers, rockpoolers, wild swimmers, birdwatchers, hikers, history buffs, sailors, walkers, dreamers…

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  • Rights: Worldwide Exclusive
  • BIC code(s): WN, RGBP, WTH, 1DBKS
  • BISAC code(s): NAT000000, SCI030000, NAT045050, TRV009070

A Handbook of Scotland’s Coasts

About the author

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.

Praise for the companion titles A Handbook of Scotland’s Wild Harvests and A Handbook of Scotland’s Trees:
“An inspiring and comprehensive resource… reveals so many new possibilities.” – Andrew Fairlie, chef at Gleneagles, 2 Michelin star restaurant
“This incredibly informative handbook details all things edible, drinkable and sustainable.” – Neil Forbes, Scottish Restaurant Awards’ Chef of the Year 2011
“This book inspires. It is a delight.” – Roddy Fairley, Scottish Natural Heritage
“A little gem… beautifully published and good value.” – Smallwoods Magazine