Highland Town to Millennium City
Norman Newton's beautifully illustrated new history
of Inverness focuses on the rapid development and
change in the city over the last two hundred years.
He vividly recalls the colourful characters and dramatic
events that are part of Inverness's rich recent history.
Although Inverness is one of the fastest growing cities
in the UK, it retains a sense of history, as befits
the capital of the Highlands. From the Witch of Tomnahurich
to the Battle of Culloden, images of the past pervade
the present. The narrative gives a keen insight into
the character and makeup of the modern city and the
surrounding area, and it provides a particularly strong
portrait of the local people. The book is generously
illustrated with a combination of old and new photographs,
maps and engravings, and the text – though written
in an informal, punchy style – is based on years
of meticulous research.
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