Lochs and Legends: A Scotsman’s Guide to the Heart of Scotland


Available for Pre-order. Due August 2024.
Lochs and Legends: A Scotsman’s Guide to the Heart of Scotland Authors: , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: HarperCollins Publishers
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Pages: 320 Illustrations and other contents: 25 b/w, illus Language: English ISBN: 9780008653170 Categories: , ,

A Scotsman’s guide to the extraordinary tapestry of the land, history, folklore and stories of his homeland. From the majestic beauty of the wild Scottish landscape to the hidden traces of its history waiting to be uncovered in every town and village, Andrew McAlindon is enthralled by the country he is lucky enough to call home. As one of Scotland’s busiest tour guides in real life and online, Andy travels around the country to ancient sites such as castles, cemeteries, burial chambers and prisons, celebrating the history, folklore, superstitions and the fascinating people that make Scotland so unique. Lochs and Legends is Andy’s love letter to Scotland, a love that began when he landed a part on the worldwide phenomenon Outlander, and led to him dedicating his life to learning more about the true star of the show – Scotland. A social media sensation as Andy the Highlander, his first book opens up Scotland’s secrets to anyone, even if they can only explore it from the comfort of their armchair. It invites you to time travel with Andy, walking in the footsteps of kings and queens, lairds and ladies, murderers, farmers, poets, invading armies, and everyday folks like himself. It is Scotland as you’ve never seen it before.

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Author Biography

Andy McAlindon, aka Andy the Highlander, is a Scottish content creator and tour guide who shares his love for his homeland with the world. His videos have accumulated tens of millions of views online and he has followers from all around the world united by their love for Scotland. Before all that, Andy was a qualified electrician and owned his own business for many years before deciding to pursue his passion for acting. This led him to an opportunity to appear in Outlander, which in turn sparked Andy’s interest in real Jacobite and Scottish history. This spark turned into a flame, leading to Andy purchasing a full Jacobite outfit and getting online – his video on how to wear the plaid went viral with over 5.3 million views in the first 30 days. Andy now takes guests from all over the world around Scotland with his company Highlander Tours and has established himself as one of Scotland’s best, and busiest, guides. Andy McAlindon resides in Glasgow.