I was delighted when my Up Helly Aa ‘Ring of Fire‘ image was included in the updated edition of The Broons’ Days Oot! published by Waverley Books in Glasgow.
The image used can be viewed on my gallery page by clicking here.
Here is a synopsis about the book:
The Broons Days Oot” – is a guide to days out in Scotland, with extensive coverage of Historic Scotland and National Trust for Scotland sites. There are ideas to go to Galleries and Museums, visit Castles and Gardens, join in a Ghost Walk, enjoy a day at the Highland Games and many more activities that the whole family can do together, just like The Broons! The Broons family love to go on ‘days oot!’ – family outings, usually accompanied by a feast in an expedition-sized hamper, tartan travel rugs and the odd spare pair of socks! There are cameos from all of the Broons – their favorite trips and places to go. Edinburgh Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, New Lanark World Heritage Site, and Culzean Castle are amongst the most visited places in Scotland. This book is packed with ideas to get folk out and about in Scotland – there’s so much to see and enjoy. They take turns choosin’ where. Sometimes they go in the car or on the bus, or take the bikes – there’s so much to see that’s not so far off from the But an’ Ben. Sometimes it’s a castle or the botanics, or a garden that’s open somewhere – Granpaw has his favorites. Horace likes museums and galleries. They are all very keen on the Highland Games, so that’s definitely one to look forward to, but Maw makes sure there is a bit of fun for everyone. The Broons all love a boat trip, or perhaps just a day at the beach is the very dab. And there are a few wee tips from Maw about what goes in the hamper! There’s a folded wall map from Nicolson maps – a tourist map of Scotland. One thing’s for sure – they are all happy days!
I was struck with the amount of detail that has gone into this book. The mix of artwork, photographs, facts and figures makes it an excellent book for the collection as well as a great travel guide.
The Broons’ Days Oot! is available at all good bookshops.