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Travels in Galloway

These travel memoirs from Galloway span from between the war years until current times and cover a wide spectrum of people and places in this fascinating corner of Scotland. The subject matter spans Galloway-Irish dialect, rock fishing, potato famine, harvesting, Italian PoW's, woodcutting, poaching, the daily trains, summer fitba', the village sports, the tinkers and inshore fishermen. MacIntosh uses his great skill as a writer to bring to life aspects of rural life which have gone and some which may yet disappear. The characters are all unique and inhabit a marvellous patchwork of places and situations which Macintosh is able to convey in a humorous yet never sentimental way.
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Table of Contents

Map vi Foreword by Tom Pow ix 1 A Nyatterin' o' Nyaffs 1 2 The Cruggleton Rocks 15 3 The Gentle Art of Crow Fishing 23 4 The Secret Life of Ditches 34 5 Salt Winds 45 6 Arcadian Fields 55 7 The Woodmen 66 8 Waifs in the Wilderness 81 9 Prisoners at Large 91 10 Commission Capers 98 11 The Milestone Inspectors 113 12 Gentlemen of the Shadows 123 13 The Midnight Grocer 137 14 The Worthies 145 15 The Sporting Life 155 16 Football Crazy 163 17 The Lum Cat 175 18 Bullets and the Paddy 182 19 Doing Porridge in Africa and Galloway 192 20 Spectral Woods 203

About the Author

Donald MacIntosh was born in 1927 and is the eldest son of a Perthshire woodcutter and a mother from the Isle of Mull. He was brought up near Garlieston in Wigtonshire and for 30 years worked in the rainforests of West Africa. He contributes widely to national magazines such as The Oldie.

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