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The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland

A Companion Guide

Clifton Bain

The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland by Clifton Bain

Scattered across the Scottish Highlands are the last surviving remnants of the Caledonian forest which have survived, naturally seeding and growing since the last ice age. Visiting these ancient woods provides an emotional connection to the past with visible traces of the people who lived and worked there over the centuries. There is also a chance to look forward, after one of the greatest conservation success stories means a new future for the pinewoods and their spectacular wildlife. This journey to the pinewoods introduces a natural wonder alongside a rich cultural heritage.

RRP: £11.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781910124925
Publication Date: 19/05/2016
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Clifton Bain
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...


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

Vanessa Collingridge

‘Detailed, useful; frankly inspired.’

Scots Magazine

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

Aubrey Mannin

‘...very informative, bang-up-to-date guide.’

Scotland Outdoors

‘Clifton Bain’s book had taken me to some wonderful woods that were new to me and told me much about them.’

Chris Townsend

‘A very useful book and welcome addition to the pocket wherever you may go.’

Ray Collier