The Finest Road in the World

The Finest Road in the World

The Story of Travel and Transport in the Scottish Highlands

Paperback320pp Illustrated233x155mm

9781780274300     Product Code: 509635


The ‘finest road’ is a metaphor for the passage forged across the rugged Highlands of Scotland since the 1700s. This history describes the progress of changing modes of travel and transport, by foot, horse, train, boat or by air, alongside the growth of related infrastructures, such as the telegraph. The account is both sequential and thematic, with sections on drovers and smugglers, canals and fisheries, military roads and public highways.

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