The Secret Island – Towards a History of Tiree

The Secret Island – Towards a History of Tiree

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Tiree is one of the most fertile Hebridean islands and has had a relatively large population since early times. One of its Gaelic names – ‘Tìr ìseal an eòrna’ (the low land of barley) – encapsulates its reputation for productive agriculture, while another – ‘Tìr bàrr fo thuinn’ (the land below the waves) – illustrates its generally very low-lying nature.

And yet, strangely, Tiree is one of the few Hebridean islands without a full-length recent book published about its remarkable history. In the summer of 2013 the Islands Book Trust held a three-day conference on the island in an attempt to explore this hidden history. The conference brought together a wide range of people, from the academic world and from the local community, with knowledge of aspects of Tiree’s history from 1600 to the present day, so they could discuss their views with the ultimate objective of filling this gap. This is the fascinating result of those few days.


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5 reviews for The Secret Island – Towards a History of Tiree

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  1. My wife and I are visiting Tiree for the first time in June so this book is the perfect Christmas extra!
    Thank you for the prompt delivery.

  2. The book I ordered (but have only just started reading) arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. I will definitely be a returning customer.

  3. Lovely book

  4. good value

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