So much more than a book just about animals, this is a fascinating read about the mysteries to be found in Shetland, Orkney and the Faroes. A mix of fact and folklore, myths and real-life events, history and modern day. It's got tales of ghostly sightings, monsters, sea serpents and killer sheep. The book has got illustrations, maps, glossary, a spotter's guide and an index. Very readable, written with wit and reflection, knowledge and enthusiasm. Definitely a book to read if you want to know more about the Northern Isles. Loved it! A similar book about the Western Isles has got stories of spectral dogs, werewolves, big cats and more - all the things that you might just come across if you visit the Hebrides! THE Mystery Animals of the British Isles: The Western Isles . Scotland is a really mysterious place.