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TITLE
'The Highlands of Scotland' (1)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_LL_NORMAN_NEWTON_01
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF RECORDING
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Norman Newton
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
1419
KEYWORDS
audio
literary landscapes

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This audio extract is from 'The Highlands of Scotland', a pictorial volume published in 2000, with photography by Colin Baxter and text by Norman Newton. It is read here by Norman Newton.

'The west coast of the Highlands north of Kyle of Lochalsh is a land of sculpted mountain peaks, sinuous sea lochs winding their way deep into the coastal landscape, wonderful sunsets, crofting townships, sandy beaches and dramatic cliff scenery. The road system, often single-track, has all sorts of interesting twists and turns to explore, though in the busy summer months time and patience are needed to negotiate some stretches. The district name for the west side of the old amalgamated county of Ross and Cromarty is Wester Ross, to distinguish it from Easter Ross on the eastern side of the country north of Dingwall, facing the North Sea. The main town of Wester Ross is Ullapool, ferry gateway to Stornoway and the Western Isles.'

Norman Newton was born in Glasgow but spent his teenage years in Nelson, New Zealand and attended college and university in the United States before returning to Scotland in 1971. He worked at Glasgow University Library for five years but since 1976 has worked in public libraries, firstly in Campbeltown, Argyll and since 1980 in Inverness. From 1992 to 1998 he was the Reference Librarian at Inverness Library and is now a Senior Librarian at the Library Support Unit, Harbour Road, Inverness, where he has responsibility for Reference and Information Services for the Highland Libraries network of over forty libraries.

Norman Newton has been involved in adult education and lifelong learning for over thirty years, lecturing to evening classes on a wide variety of local history topics. He has written a number of books on Scottish islands, most of which he has visited in the course of his teaching and research.

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'The Highlands of Scotland' (1)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

audio; literary landscapes

Am Baile

Literary Landscapes: Norman Newton

This audio extract is from 'The Highlands of Scotland', a pictorial volume published in 2000, with photography by Colin Baxter and text by Norman Newton. It is read here by Norman Newton. <br /> <br /> 'The west coast of the Highlands north of Kyle of Lochalsh is a land of sculpted mountain peaks, sinuous sea lochs winding their way deep into the coastal landscape, wonderful sunsets, crofting townships, sandy beaches and dramatic cliff scenery. The road system, often single-track, has all sorts of interesting twists and turns to explore, though in the busy summer months time and patience are needed to negotiate some stretches. The district name for the west side of the old amalgamated county of Ross and Cromarty is Wester Ross, to distinguish it from Easter Ross on the eastern side of the country north of Dingwall, facing the North Sea. The main town of Wester Ross is Ullapool, ferry gateway to Stornoway and the Western Isles.'<br /> <br /> Norman Newton was born in Glasgow but spent his teenage years in Nelson, New Zealand and attended college and university in the United States before returning to Scotland in 1971. He worked at Glasgow University Library for five years but since 1976 has worked in public libraries, firstly in Campbeltown, Argyll and since 1980 in Inverness. From 1992 to 1998 he was the Reference Librarian at Inverness Library and is now a Senior Librarian at the Library Support Unit, Harbour Road, Inverness, where he has responsibility for Reference and Information Services for the Highland Libraries network of over forty libraries.<br /> <br /> Norman Newton has been involved in adult education and lifelong learning for over thirty years, lecturing to evening classes on a wide variety of local history topics. He has written a number of books on Scottish islands, most of which he has visited in the course of his teaching and research.