Scotland For Quiet Moments – a graveyard-inspired journey to Scotland’s soul

Scotland for Quiet Moments is not a standard travel guide. You’ll find no references to the main tourist destinations or opening times. Rather, it leads you to largely unknown, quiet places. In its pages, you will find a plethora of historical, strange, romantic and funny stories from across the centuries, which will lead you to discover the soul instead of the sights of Scotland, and depict real Scottish life and places instead of stereotypes. Experience this country as it really is. With Nellie Merthe Erkenbach’s inspirational travel guide, you can explore this wonderful country without any hustle and bustle while you are there, or simply dream of Scotland from the comfort of your own sofa at home.

Scotland for Quiet Moments describes Scotland for advanced travellers, it covers exciting history, breath-taking natural highlights, and almost forgotten places far from the tourist crowds of Arthur’s Seat, Loch Ness or Glencoe. This book will take you to the true heart of Scotland. Its 35 chapters correspond to the old shires, burghs and sheriffdoms, the traditional regions instead of modern administrative districts, because they are still the geographic measure for many Scots, and because history plays a big role in this extraordinary travel guide. Small changes to the areas were made for logical and logistical reasons. Berwick has been included in the book, although it is now a part of England, and some of the islands are treated separately; Lewis, for example, belonged to Ross-shire, and Harris to Argyll, and even though they are actually one island in the Outer Hebrides, they are presented as two herein.

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Nellie Merthe Erkenbach is a television journalist and author who divides her life between Germany and Scotland. She has been traveling to Scotland for over 35 years, has studied Scottish history and literature at the University of Glasgow, and is currently learning Scottish Gaelic at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye. To present this wonderful country without using the usual clichés has been her aim for many years, now it has become a book. Other books by Nellie Merthe Erkenbach are Abenteuer Highlands – mein etwas anderes Leben im schottischen Hochland (Amazon, 2018) and Riding Towards Shadows (Amazon, 2018).

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Ewan Roy MacGregor has been photographing his homeland of Scotland for many decades. After a successful career as a musician in Glasgow, he now lives in the Scottish Highlands, which inspire him again and again to produce outstanding images. Because of high costs in colour printing, his pictures will unfortunately be exclusive to the eBook. You can, however, check online at for pictures of the graveyards.

If you would like to purchase Scotland For Quiet Moments, click the link to Amazon below. 

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