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Fatigued by bloated big-game football, historian Daniel Gray went in search of small town Scotland and its teams. Part travelogue, part history and part being accosted in a strange Alloa pub, Stramash takes an uplifting and insightful look at the countrya€™s nether regions. Using the excuse of a match to visit places from Dumfries to Dingwall, Gray wittily surveys Scotlanda€™s forgotten towns in their present state, and trawls the archives to bring to light details of their often glorious, sometimes inglorious, but never dull pasts. Stramash is ae fond look at Scotland as youa€™ve never seen it before, possibly because you didna€™t think you wanted to.... mutual suspicion and Spanish tourists trying to work out the difference between Apex, peak and off-peak tickets. ... They two are like my maw pointing the tv remote at the kettle. ... Sarah McKenna of 42 Binnie Street, Gourock, sort code 80 -12-76, account 84615523, childhood peta#39;s name Twinkle, would be in deep trouble.

Author:Daniel Gray
Publisher:Luath Press Ltd - 2010


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