Seven Wonders of Scotland: 7 to 12

The Scotsman newspaper is running a public vote to find the Seven Wonders of Scotland, in association with the National Trust For Scotland. To help you choose from the 30 candidate wonders, BooksfromScotland.com have selected some of the best books on each of the subjects.

There are 30 candidate wonders, which we have split over five pages. The next six are Iona, the ancient Caledonian Forest, the architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Ben Nevis, Dolly the sheep and Scottish inventiveness, and Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags.

Iona

The Ancient Caledonian Forest

The Architecture of Charles Rennie Macintosh

Ben Nevis

Dolly the Sheep & Scots Inventiveness

Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags

The City of Edinburgh is nominated four times for the 'Seven Wonders of Scotland' award, for its location, architecture, culture, parliament and festivals.

  • Cover scan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
    Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Colin Baxter; John McKean - Paperback
    Introducing the life and work of the renowned Scottish architect, artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this book looks at some of his best-known buildings and designs, painting a vivid picture of the man, his life, and his accomplishments in architecture and art.
  • Cover scan of Iona
    Iona - Colin Baxter - Paperback
    This book follows the steps of the monks and bishops, Viking raiders and clan chiefs, crofters and fishermen who have shaped Iona's history.
  • Cover scan of Life Of St Columba
    Life Of St Columba - Adamnan - Paperback
    Columba (521-97) became a central figure in the 'Age of Saints' when he founded his famous monastery on the island of Iona. St Adomnan (circa 624-704) was Abbot of Iona, and wrote this account of St Columba's life 100 years after Columba's death.
  • Cover scan of People And Woods In Scotland

    £28.99
    People And Woods In Scotland: A History - Paperback
    This is a history of the trees, woodlands and forests of Scotland and of the people who used them. It begins 11,500 years ago when the ice sheet melted and trees such as hazel, pine, ash and oak returned, bringing with them first birds and mammals and, soon after, the first hunter-gathering humans.
  • Cover scan of The Quest For Charles Rennie Mackintosh
    The Quest For Charles Rennie Mackintosh - John Cairney - Hardback
    This biography of the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh not only explores the work and legacy of the Scottish artist, but also examines his relationship with his wife Margaret Macdonald, which ended with his sudden death, aged 60.
  • Cover scan of Scrambles In Lochaber
    Scrambles In Lochaber: A Guide To Scrambles In And Around Lochaber Including Ben Nevis And Glen Coe - Noel Williams - Flexi-cover
    This guide describes the best scrambles within a 45km radius of Fort William, including Ben Nevis, Glencoe, Ben Alder, Ben Cruachan and the Saddle. Maps are provided, with advice on equipment, safety, weather and accommodation

Interior of Iona Abbey

Interior of Iona Abbey

The remains of Caledonian Forest in Glen Falloch

Caledonian Forest

Detail from Turin Chair, 1902

Detail from Turin Chair, 1902

Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat

Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

Dolly The Sheep

Dolly The Sheep

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