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1.0 out of 5 stars A couple of hours of your life you will never get back., 25 Oct. 2013
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Ah; Scotland through the eyes of a Geographically challenged historically inaccurate Little Englander.Contains the old,hackneyed reference to Scottish "funny money" to set the tone. Which he then seems to resent paying to park his van(he tells us how much every pitch costs him.) A lot of moaning about the weather and driving and a woefully inaccurate description of how Robert the Bruce killed John Comyn in Greyfriars church in Edinburgh....Which will come as a shock to those who thought he was killed 70 plus miles away in Dumfries.Also; the Cairngorms as a poor man's Switzerland? The 1.3 million visitors a year that head up there would suggest the scenery is a bit wasted on him.It is also a pity that Skye didn't meet his expectations,he was unable to park in the lay-bys because other vans were already parked there (who he then describes as travellers)which is rather ironic. His complaint about white modern cottages in Skye was also excellent,maybe if he ever comes back,the residents could dress in traditional garb and wander down the glen singing in the Gaelic,just to reinforce the many stereotypes he airs throughout the book?

This sort of thing is done so much better, with so much more colour by so many other people,as mentioned Somerville.
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2013 04:51:04 GMT
cateran says:
It would be amusing to hear an attempt at Gaelic from the usual inhabitants of Skye, as most of the houses seem to be bought by hardier souls from the Shire to the south (a former neighbour of mine included - what are the chances of that?). Their traditional garb would most likely be a three-piece bespoke suit from Harley Street, a bowler and a butler-rolled brolley. Tally Ho, Old Bean. Amatan.
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