Jura: Island of Deer - Peter YoungsonEdinburgh: Birlinn, 2002, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: “This is the first major work to be written about one of the largest of the Inner Hebrides. The barrenness of Jura’s landscape has meant that it has always had a smaller population than its neighbours, and was often overlooked in affairs of the times. However Jura had its part to play through the centuries, and, perhaps partly because of its isolation, it has a fascinating story to tell of Campbell domination, of the hardships endured by its people, and of its contribution to emigration.
In Jura: Island of Deer, Peter Youngson surveys not only the broad sweep of the island’s history, from the Mesolithic period to the present day, but also focuses on other aspects, such as Jura’s natural history and geography and the legends, poetry and song produced by its inhabitants. The result is a unique and detailed picture of this unjustly neglected island and an important contribution to the literature on the Hebrides.”