Scotland has perhaps the most diverse and attractive coast in Europe although not always the easiest. The Corrievreckan is one of the largest whirlpools in the world, the Pentland Firth has some of the fastest currents in Europe, the Mull of Kintyre and Cape Wrath are a long way from civilization and some of the biggest surf in Britain is found along the north coast. Navigation aspects are covered fully.

Yet it is a coastline which is unbelievably beautiful, much of it wild with secluded places. From deserted sweeps of sand to rugged cliffs, from exposed headlands to sheltered sea lochs, from eagles to whales it is an endlessly fascinating coast.

Coastal Scotland visits all the coastline, including the larger inshore islands, the history, heritage and culture, architecture and engineering, flora and fauna, art and literature, the full spectrum of facets that make each stretch of coastline so special.

Size A4

208 pages

465 photographs

41 maps

Soft cover

978 1 4729 5870 9

1st edition 2020

Price £25.00

Also in ePUB and PDF eBook formats, £20.00

‘Dramatic photographs and maps complement a fascinating survey of Scotland’s diverse coastline. Fisher has provided a treasure trove of interesting facts and knowledge’ -
The Scots Magazine

‘With detailed maps and evocative photography, Coastal Scotland will have readers itching to explore this rich and fascinating stretch of coast' - Countryside

A brilliant addition to Stuart Fisher’s series of observations from his sea kayak, possibly even better than last year’s England and Wales volume. Refreshingly, Fisher is not interested in analysing his inner journey, only in recording what he learns... A wealth of unexpected fact on every page. Highly recommended.' - Yachts & Yachting

‘The numerous colour photos make one want to head off to the coast and explore immediately... I’d recommend this book for its interest and enjoyable mix of facts and stories. I enjoyed revisiting places I know well and those I am yet to visit.’ - Cicely Oliver, Towpath Talk

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