Scottish hill and mountain names the origin and meaning of the names of Scotland"s hills and mountains by Peter Drummond

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Published by Scottish Mountaineering Trust, Distributed by Cordee in [Glasgow], Leicester .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Scotland.

Subjects:

  • Names, Geographical -- Scotland.,
  • Scots language -- Etymology -- Names.,
  • Scotland -- History, Local.,
  • Mountains -- Scotland.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 196-197) and index.

Book details

StatementPeter Drummond ; with assistance from Donald William Stewart ; and drawings by John Mitchell.
ContributionsStewart, Donald William.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA869 .D78 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 214 p. :
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1302751M
ISBN 100907521304
LC Control Number92168960

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Peter Drummond has an MSc by Research from Edinburgh University on the hill-names of southern Scotland, and a PhD on place-names in the upper Kelvin basin from Glasgow University. He is the author of Place-Names of the Monklands () and Scottish Hill Names (), and co-author of Pentland Place-Names ().

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Scottish hill and mountain names. [Glasgow]: Scottish Mountaineering Trust ; Leicester: Distributed by Cordee, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Peter Drummond; Donald William Stewart.

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