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The Wigtownshire Companion free pdf "The Wigtownshire Companion" is history, geography, biography, literature and gossip all rolled into one! If you want to know what has created the unique character of this county at Scotland's land's end, you will find it all gathered here in a single handy volume. The information is presented in a way that is both practical and enjoyable. In Part 1 every major town and village in the 'Shire' gets its own section explaining its development, pointing out nearby places of interest and profiling its outstanding personalities. Part 2 fills in the background in a series of highly readable accounts of Wigtownshire's role in Scottish history, its long association with Ireland and its crucial contribution towards victory in the Second World War. Some of the topics covered: prehistoric megaliths, Whithorn's 'cradle of Christianity', arctic explorer John Ross, writer Gavin Maxwell, artist Oskar Kokoshka, the making of The Wicker Man, Wigtown Book Town and exotic Gulf Stream gardens.

About Haig Gordon

Haig Gordon was brought up in Kirkcudbright in South West Scotland and went to school both there and in Manchester. After wasting three years at the University of Oxford, he was trained as a journalist by the BBC in London but escaped to Glasgow where he presented radio's Good Morning Scotland. He later defected to ITV and became a familiar face as frontman for the nightly news programme Scotland Today. His subsequent broadcasting career went from bad to worse and he now prefers to write books on Galloway. Depending on how he's feeling, he lives in either Kirkcudbright or London.

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Author : Haig Gordon
Publisher : Galloway Publishing
Data Published : 30 October 2008
ISBN : 0955318343
EAN : 9780955318344
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 218 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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