Blue Scotland

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Scotland’s Wild Waters

Mollie Hughes author Rachel Keenan illustrator


Publisher:Birlinn General

Published:15th Sep '22


Available for immediate dispatch.

Blue Scotland cover

Scotland is famed for its rugged coastlines, pristine beaches, endless rivers and deep lochs. The whole country is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world.

In this unique guide, adventurer Mollie Hughes introduces many of her favourite places to paddleboard, kayak, swim and surf. Mixing world-class surfing breaks with kayaking adventures on the west coast, and urban paddleboarding along the Clyde with invigorating swims in the lochs of the Cairngorms, the book shows us how to access and enjoy these varied blue spaces.

Mollie includes her own personal experiences and tips, enabling wild watersports fans of all levels to make the most of the amazing opportunities Scotland has to offer.

'Hughes...discovered not only the best spots to make a splash but also the physical and psychological benefits being in "blue spaces" can bring'

-- Sally McDonald * Sunday Post *

'This beautiful book would make a fabulous present for a passionate water spots lover in any country in the world... very useful and informative'

* Swim The World *

'With Mollie's own personal experiences and tips and Rachel Keenan's stunning photography, the book will enable wild watersports fans of all levels to make the most of the amazing opportunities on our doorstep'

* Southern Reporter *

'It is no surprise that this Devonian has discovered the sea off western Scotland, or that she has produced a brisk and authoritative guide to splashing about in it'

* West Highland Free Press *

'Essential reading for lovers of the Great Outdoors... taking an enlightened, multi-disciplinary approach to aquatic exploration'

-- Roger Cox * Scotsman Magazi

ISBN: 9781780277448

Dimensions: 250mm x 195mm x 20mm

Weight: 740g

224 pages