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From tales about Scotland’s wildest places, to finding out more about the East Highland Way, check out our latest selection of books – you might also be lucky enough to win a copy of one of them too!


WELLREAD And now the


shipping forecast BY PETER JEFFERSON


Te shipping forecast has become a national institution. Tis book explains its history and answers many of the questions people ask themselves as they listen: What does all the terminology mean? How is the forecast put together? Why were particular shipping areas chosen and what notable historical events happened in those areas? What technology is involved, and how has


this changed


over the years? Maps and pictures are included, and the book is peppered with interesting anecdotes and observations from Peter Jefferson, who draws on his experience of reading the forecast for more than 40 years.


SYHA Hostelling Scotland has three copies of this book to give away. Please enter by answering: For over how many years has Peter Jefferson read the shipping forecast?


INFO


Published by Cambridge Ltd ISBN: 9781906860158 £10.99


www.uit.co.uk


The East Highland Way – Fort William


to Aviemore BY KEVIN LANGAN


Te East Highland Way is a detailed and descriptive walking guide to the route, which was developed by Kevin Langan in 2007. Beginning in Fort William and culminating in Aviemore, the trail forms a new link route between the northern end of the West Highland Way and the southern point in Fort William, making this trek a rewarding challenge for seasoned distance walkers and amateurs alike. Langan’s guide also details the plethora of wildlife to be spotted and explores the sites of historic interest along the way in each section of the walk.


SYHA Hostelling Scotland has three copies of this book to give away. Please enter by answering: What is the most southerly point on the East Highland Way?


INFO


Published by Luath Press ISBN: 1-906817-91-x £9.99


www.luath.co.uk How to enter


To enter one or all of our book give-aways, send your answers on a postcard to: Te Hosteller Book Club Marketing Office, 7 Glebe Crescent, Stirling FK8 2JA Or email hosteller@syha.org.uk


Te deadline for entries is 31 August 2012. Please include your name and address.*


*Tese details will not be used for any other reason than to contact you about the competition.


Walks Wester Ross Northern Area


including Ullapool BY RICHARD HALLEWELL


Tis guide features 30 walks in the northern part of Wester Ross, from the Coigach peninsula in the north to the northern end of Loch Maree, including the villages of Ullapool and Gairloch. Walks range from one mile to 11 miles (1.6-17.5kms) and include the climb up Stac Pollaidh, the signposted routes around Ullapool Hill and the


spectacular coastal route from Red Point to Diabaig.


SYHA Hostelling Scotland has three copies of this book to give away. Please enter by answering: How many walks are included within this publication?


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Published by Hallewell Publications ISBN: 978-1-872405-55-1 £2.95


www.pocketwalks.com


Sandison’s Scotland BY BRUCE SANDISON


Sandison’s Scotland is a wonderful collection of stories and tales about some of Scotland’s most wild and evocative places; dark Loch Ness, the lifeboats that protect vessels in the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth, Shetland’s famous Up Helly Aa festival, the raucous Kirkwall Ba’ Game in Orkney, remote townships,


Helmsdale in the east, distant Glenelg in the west, crofts and


THE STORIES ARE WRITTEN BY A MAN WHO IS IN LOVE WITH HIS NATIVE LAND AND ITS PEOPLE


castles; and many, many more, all written by a man who is clearly in love with his native land, its people, culture and history.


SYHA Hostelling Scotland has three copies of this book to give away. Please enter by answering: What famous festival on Shetland is discussed within this book?


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Published by Black and White Publishing (hardback) ISBN13: 9781845023690 List Price: £17.99 www.blackandwhitepublishing.com


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