Highways to the Highlands: From Old Ways to New Ways (Paperback)
For centuries, tourists and other travelers have been traveling north to the Highlands of Scotland. This book follows the main thoroughfares north, using vintage and contemporary images to illustrate how they and the people using them have changed over time. The book starts as most visitors to Scotland have done over the years, by following the Great North Road from Edinburgh to Inverness. The reader then crosses from the Highland capital to the West Highlands, thus joining the highly popular North Coast 500 tourist route that goes around the North of Scotland from west to east. Many of the old picture postcards and other images reproduced in the book feature the beautiful scenery and way of life of the people of the far North. Illustrating the changes that came about during the 20th-century transport revolution, this is an affectionate, lavishly illustrated tribute to how travel around the Highlands has changed over time.
Eric Simpson acted as historical consultant for the BBC Grand Tours of Scotland programs. He has written many books for Amberley. He lives in Fife and has an extensive collection of Scottish seaside memorabilia.