If ever there was a book to make you want to visit the Hebrides this is it. A coffee table book filled with beautiful and evocative photography. The stunning beaches of the islands are here, as are the hills, churches, fields, animals and cottages. You will feel like you are travelling these islands as you leaf through the pages.
The Hebrides are a group of islands located off the northwest coast of Scotland. Peter May produced a Gaelic-language television drama set on the islands and wrote suspense thriller books. The Lewis Trilogy, which are set on the islands. Many of the photos in the book are related to locations that inspired May in his novels and the television series. The text of the book focuses on May's relationship with the islands during his time filming and writing and there are passages quoted from his novels.
May writes passionately about the islands and it is interesting to read about the locations that feature in his novels, particularly if you have read the books. For me, it is the photography that makes this book so special. David Wilson captured these images and I could pour over them for hours and hours.
These photographs transported me to the islands. I liked that it was not all landscape photography, but that other subjects, like abandoned houses, rusting vehicles and cemeteries feature. These things are as much a part of the islands as the beautiful scenery.
If you are looking for a coffee table book to inspire journeys to the Hebrides or just to reminisce about your travels on the islands this book is perfection. You can buy it on Amazon by clicking on this image:
My name is Colin Baird and I want to see all of Scotland by bicycle.