In Search of Scotland


Photographs from In Search of Scotland by H. V. Morton, 1929. These beautiful photographs are out of copyright (UK before 1957) but the text itself is not, so I have included only short extracts (allowed under “Fair Dealing”). There is no indication as to who took the photographs: if they were by the author, I should expect mention of them in the text, but so far I have found none.

The sizes here refer to the photograph and not the border, which is actually printed in the book, I think in an attempt to mimic the more expensive and older style of pasting in plates.

[picture: Frontispiece: Auld Reekie]

Frontispiece: Auld Reekie

Auld Reekie, or Edinburgh; in the distance the castle, but everywhere there is smoke. [$]

[picture: Title Page, In Search of Scotland]

Title Page, In Search of Scotland

The date is actually on the reverse of this leaf, which I have not scanned. I have the fourth edition; all four are dated 1929. [$]

[picture: Jedburgh Abbey]

Jedburgh Abbey

So these abbeys—Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh, and Melrose—as close together as the abbeys of Yorkshire, preached the gospel of love in a land of hate. They [...]padres, helpless to stem the tide of war, nevertheless a comfort to friend and foe. [more...] [$]

[picture: The Sanctuary, National War Shrine, Edinburgh]

The Sanctuary, National War Shrine, Edinburgh

The Shrine is the highest building in Edinburgh. It rises from virgin rock. Its walls spring from jagged ledges. In shape it is a sanctuary facing north with an east and west transept. [more...] [$]

[picture: Stirling Castle]

Stirling Castle

I paused on a hill and looked down on the plain of Stirling. It was early evening and the mists were rising. The rock on which the Castle stands was blue-black against the grey of the fields, the mightiest thing in the wide plain, vast as a galleon on a quiet sea, [...] [more...] [$]

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