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Last of the Free
  • Published: 25 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781780570068
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

Last of the Free

A History of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland



Written by award-winning Scottish historian James Hunter, this groundbreaking and definitive account reveals how the Highlands and Islands of Scotland have evolved from a centre of European significance to a Scottish outpost. Never before has the history of the region been recounted so comprehensively and in so much fascinating, often moving, detail.

But this book is not simply the story of humanity's millennia-long involvement with one of the world's most spectacular localities. It is also a major contribution to present-day debate about how Scotland, and Britain, should be organised.

  • Published: 25 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781780570068
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

James Hunter

James Hunter is the author of a number of books on Scottish history, including Scottish Exodus, A Dance Called America and Skye: The Island. He lives in Beauly, Inverness-shire.

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Praise for Last of the Free

One of the most exciting historical works of recent times

The Herald

Reads as fluently, as thrillingly and as inspiringly as the highest fiction

Scots Magazine

Meticulously researched, these wonderfully evocative studies of bygone eras make fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in Scotland's evolution

Daily Record

A groundbreaking and definitive account

Scotland Magazine

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