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The Chapels and Healing Wells of the Western Isles - Finlay MacLeod

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Price: £9.99
Author: Finlay MacLeod
ISBN: 9781789070019
This new edition brings together for the first time in one volume, all of the information previously published in the two volumes; The Chapels and The Healing Wells in the Western Isles. This definitive guide, republished by popular demand, includes all the sites known to the author between the Butt of Lewis and Barra Head.

The useful references throughout the text along with a bibliography and map locations make it a practical exploratory tool for local and national history enthusiasts.

It is suitable for all age groups and all levels of interest from school children to adults planning walks or pilgrimages to these beautiful sites all of which are steeped in history.

 

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Alastair McIntosh
I have Acair's original two volumes of what is now this one book, and I am thrilled to see that it is coming back into print. The originals (produced in Gaelic and English versions) were my guidebooks in making what became "Poacher's Pilgrimage". Written by the island's "most notorious atheist" (as he rather enjoys being called), this is a guide of deep spiritual sensitivity to the islands' past. I actually asked a Free Church minister what he thought about such sites today - it was at Trinity Temple, Carnish. He smiled, warmly, and said, "I just see it as all part of our spiritual heritage".

My hope, and I know that it is Finlay's too, is that the availability once again of this treasured material will help people to appreciate the islands' historical depth, and hopefully, to conserve these sites as places, not least, of peace and contemplation. The reader will find in this book a potted history of each site that Finlay gathered from both written sources and local tradition bearers. He gives Ordnance Survey map references, but some of the precise locations can still be hard to find - a game of Hebridean Pokemon.
08/03/2018 13:37:41

Alastair McIntosh
I have Acair's original two volumes of what is now this one book, and I am thrilled to see that it is coming back into print. The originals (produced in Gaelic and English versions) were my guidebooks in making what became "Poacher's Pilgrimage". Written by the island's "most notorious atheist" (as he rather enjoys being called), this is a guide of deep spiritual sensitivity to the islands' past. I actually asked a Free Church minister what he thought about such sites today - it was at Trinity Temple, Carnish. He smiled, warmly, and said, "I just see it as all part of our spiritual heritage".

My hope, and I know that it is Finlay's too, is that the availability once again of this treasured material will help people to appreciate the islands' historical depth, and hopefully, to conserve these sites as places, not least, of peace and contemplation. The reader will find in this book a potted history of each site that Finlay gathered from both written sources and local tradition bearers. He gives Ordnance Survey map references, but some of the precise locations can still be hard to find - a game of Hebridean Pokemon.
08/03/2018 13:37:19

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