Sandstone Press

The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland by Clifton Bain

RRP: £24.99
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781908737250
Publication Date: 18/04/2013
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The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland
A Traveller's Guide

Clifton Bain

With over 25 years experience working on environmental issues, Clifton Bain gives a personal and passionate account of the human interventions that have shaped the ancient pinewoods and on the triumph of their conservation and renewal. Details are provided on how to reach each of the sites, some in the farthest mountain glens and others easily accessed by public transport, with well marked routes and visitor facilities. A journey to the pinewoods offers a natural spectacle alongside a rich cultural heritage, all described in this comprehensive and fully illustrated guide.

Clifton Bain

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Clifton Bain lives in Edinburgh and has over 25 years of experience working on environmental issues with the wildlife charity RSPB. Now Director of the IUCN Peatland Programme, his writing gives a...

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Reviews

‘Detailed, useful; frankly inspired.’
- Jim Crumley, Scots Magazine

‘A remarkable and important contribution to the natural history of Scotland.’
- Aubrey Mannin

‘Magical landscapes, resonating with almost primal echoes from their thousands of years of life.’
- Vanessa Collingridge

‘The muted tones on the elegant cover give no hint of the vividness to be found within this very informative, bang-up-to-date guide.’
-Don Currie, Scotland Outdoors

‘The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland is a wonderful book that stands out from the crowd in so many different ways... What Clifton Bain has done here is provide an utterly definitive guide to every single remaining area of ancient pinewood in Scotland.’
-Undiscovered Scotland

‘Clifton Bain’s book had taken me to some wonderful woods that were new to me and told me much about them. I’ll be using it to visit other woods in the future.’
-Chris Townsend

‘Clifton Bain, gives a personal and passionate account of the human interventions that have shaped the ancient pinewoods and on the triumph of their conservation and renewal. The book is accessible and as beautiful as the places it describes.’
-Alan Tissiman, RSPB