Area’s history and merits depicted in Galloway Highlands

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An Ayrhsire man has published a book outlining the history and walks of Galloway.

Dan Love’s The Galloway Highlands talks of the central massif bounded on the south by the Queen’s Way, to the east by the Glenkens, to the north by Dalmellington and Straiton, and to the west by the Hill Road to Newton Stewart.

In this comprehensive guide and history of the uplands, Dane Love has written a fascinating account of the area, covering almost every aspect, from the geology of the mountains, details of the lochs and rivers, to the present desire for conservation and enjoyment of the hills.

There are details on the times of Robert the Bruce and his connections with the district, as well as the many associations with the Covenanters,the many air-crashes that have occurred, death on the hills during blizzards and chapters about life in the uplands, from shepherds in the cottages to lairds and their lodges. The book costs £15 from Carn Publishing.