The Celtic Place-names of Scotland

By W. J. Watson, Simon Taylor

Format: Paperback

Widely hailed by enthusiasts as one of the most detailed reference books on the subject of Celtic Place-names, this toponymical study provides background and derivation for the length and breadth of the country. This edition includes biographical material about the author along with corrigenda and addenda.

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First published in 1926, this book remains the best and most comprehensive guide to the Celtic place-names of Scotland and is essential reading for anyone interested in Scottish history and the derivations of place-names the length and breadth of the country. It is divided into sections dealing with early names, territorial divisions, general surveys of areas, and also looks at saints, church terms and river names. As the standard reference work on the subject it has never been surpassed. This edition contains an introduction which includes biographical material about the author, together with corrigenda and addenda.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 20 Jun 2011
ISBN 9781906566357
Number of Pages 598

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'One of the most detailed source books on our settlements' origins and meaning'

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