The Bannock Burn: Journeys Along and Across the World's Most Famous Burn
By Murray Cook and Ian McNeish
Winding from Earl’s Hill to the River Forth, to follow the Bannock Burn is to chart the twists and turns of Scotland’s history. Over the centuries, its shores have seen duns and brochs, mills and lime kilns, Romans and redcoats, and much more besides. Its meandering waters have driven industry, provided sustenance and played witness to some incredible stories.
In this book, Dr Murray Cook and Ian McNeish invite you to join them as they walk from the source of the Bannock Burn to the point where it meets the Forth near Stirling, relating many remarkable tales along the way - some of them dating back millennia. From the area’s unique geology to its industrial heritage, by way of military engagements and some truly amazing people from history, they explain why the Bannock Burn has become the most famous burn in the world.
With detailed directions about how to retrace the authors’ steps, get ready for a journey like no other as they uncover some astonishing surprises including a lost town, an American legend of the Alamo, an account of an alleged witch, a recovered Spitfire, prize-winning race horses, fascinating tales of tartan and whisky, a clock with an extraordinary secret, and some astounding archaeological discoveries. It really will be a expedition that you won’t want to forget!
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