I will lift up mine eyes
unto the hills,
from whence cometh my help. (Psalm 121)
This book is one of a
series produced in the late 1940s and early 1950s by writer and poet
Brenda G. Macrow and photographer Robert. M. Adam which includes works
such as Hills and Dales, Kintail Scrapbook, Speyside to Deeside and
Torridon Highlands, copies of which can readily be found at many
used book sites on the internet.
Macrow and Adam were the perfect team. Between them they were able to
capture the drama and glory of the Scottish Highlands and make it
available to an urban population still recovering from the deprivations of
the 1939 - 1945 war. Their books were a resounding success and many a
summer holiday in Scotland was planned as a result of their work.
The photographs on this site were scanned from a book I have had in my
collection for many years. However, it has suffered somewhat from the
ravages of time and, as a consequence, the image quality falls short of
that of the original photographs. Even so, the photographs are impressive
indeed. (Click here for more information on Robert
The book was published by Oliver and Boyd, the famous Edinburgh printing
and publishing firm established in1815.
This is Tweeddale Close, one of the many interesting alleys
that run off to the side of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.
Oliver and Boyd occupied the quaint old building
at the end for many years.
The company name can clearly be seen in this close-up
Originally published in 1947 by
OLIVER AND BOYD
EDINBURGH: TWEEDDALE COURT
LONDON: 98 GREAT RUSSELL STREET, W.C.
Price (1947): 15 shillings
A SERIES of delightful
short essays and descriptive poems, each recapturing and crystallising
some moment of supreme happiness during holidays among the hills of
Scotland from Edinburgh to Wester Ross, and from the Cairngorms to the
Hebrides. The fifty-two beautiful illustrations from photographs by Robert
M. Adam, reflect and amplify the spirit of the text.