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Tales of the North Coast

To mark the 40th anniversary of the original publication a facsimile edition of the original book has now been published in paperback.

In this collection of fifty-eight tales Alan Temperley and the pupils of Farr Secondary School have built a memorial to the great tradition of Highland story telling. Simply told and unadorned, these tales are wide-ranging; historical dramas, fairy tales, great battles and ship wreck, ghost stories, Highland rogues-and the tragic Clearance of Strathnaver.

They have been gathered from a remote and little known district on the north coast of Scotland, and bear the flavour of the land-a beautiful, treeless land of wild headlands, white beaches, lochs and hills, and small villages nestling beneath the moors.

The collection is trebly original: the tales have been gathered from the people of the villages; they are strictly confined to that small and sparsely populated region; and they have been to a large extent collected and fully illustrated by the local children.

You can purchase your copy via the link below. Please use the drop down menu to select the correct postal option.

Copies will also be available to buy from Strathnaver Museum, during opening times, or from the Naver Tele Centre in Bettyhill which is open all year, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 1pm.

Please select the correct postal option in the drop down menu for your region.


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Published by Strathnaver Museum in association with Bettyhill, Strathnaver and Altnaharra Community Council.

ISBN: 978-1-9998102-8-3