Scottish Natural History

Brian G Turner

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I was looking to find a good book on Scottish Natural History, and although I didn;t immediately find anything on Amazon, a search did produce a website produced by the Scottish Government: Nature.scot


There are some good resources on there, too - for example, I found a series of free downloadable books about the geological history of the landscapes of Scotland, which are written to be very accessible rather than academic in tone:


For example: Scotland: The Creation of its Natural Landscape

 
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I think you might find it worthwhile exploring some books dedicated to the islands of Scotland. Mull is one of my favourites in the west, with its sea eagles, golden eagles and sparkling waters (particularly between Mull and Iona) that on a summer day can look like the med. It’s also a prime spot for basking sharks offshore.

In the northern isles, it’s not unusual to encounter Orcas. And then you’ve got all the human history up there too, from neolithic to viking:)
 
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