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In The Hidden Ways, Alistair Moffat traverses the lost paths of Scotland – its Roman roads tramped by armies, its warpaths and pilgrim routes, drove roads and rail roads, turnpikes and sea roads – in a bid to understand how our history has left its mark upon our landscape.
Alistair's travels along the hidden ways reveal not only the searing beauty and magic of the Scottish landscape, but open up a new means of understanding our past: in retracing the forgotten paths, he charts a powerful, surprising and moving history of Scotland through the unremembered lives who have moved through it.
Alistair Moffat was born in Kelso, Scotland in 1950. He is an award winning writer, historian and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and former Rector of the University of Saint Andrews. He is the founder of Borders Book Festival and Co-Chairman of The Great Tapestry of Scotland.