by VandeSteeg, Bonnie | Society & social sciences
Published 15/09/2021 by Stormy Petrel Books in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 356 pages, 37 colour photos
A thoughtful celebration of the Highlands of Scotland, both its people, including visitors who love the area, and its nature, Land for What? Land for Whom? is based on years of detailed ethnographic research in the Cairngorms. Exploring the many and varied conflicts between livelihood, recreation and conservation, Bonnie VandeSteeg expresses the views, concerns and feelings of people in the area, particularly those who often go unheard. She places them at the front of her study and considers how their differences might be overcome to ensure the future well-being of both people and planet.
“an absorbing and very readable account of the people of the Cairngorms in the Scottish Highlands and their relationship to the landscape”
Professor Brian Morris