Eccentric Wealth

by Alastair Scott


Eccentric Wealth

Alastair Scott traces the life of Lancashire industrialist Sir George Bullough in this absorbing biography which explores his family’s connection with the Hebridean island of Rum, particularly the building of Kinloch Castle, the most intact preserve of Edwardian high-living to be found in Britain and the many scandals linked to it.

 

 

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‘Excellent’ – Country Life

‘The work of the born raconteur whose knowledge and love of the Western Isles is tangible’ – Alan Taylor, Scottish Review of Books

‘An intriguing account of an extraordinary household’ – The Scotsman

In Eccentric Wealth, Alastair Scott traces the life of Lancashire industrialist Sir George Bullough in this absorbing biography which explores his family’s connection with the Hebridean island of Rum, particularly the building of Kinloch Castle, the most intact preserve of Edwardian high-living to be found in Britain.

Based on new information, the book offers a fascinating insight into the life and times of one of the great eccentrics of his age, including the Bullough myths and scandals which continue to make extraordinary reading more than a hundred years later.

Alastair Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1954. He now lives with his wife, Sheena, on Skye (with occasional bouts of vagrancy), working as a photographer, writer and broadcaster.

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ISBN: 9781912476053

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Stock status: Reprinting Summer 2022

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon , Small Isles