The Fresh and the Salt

The Story of the Solway

by Ann Lingard

The Fresh and the Salt

SKU: 9781780276939 Categories: , ,


Firths and estuaries are liminal places, where land meets sea and tides meet freshwater. Their unique ecosystems support a huge range of marine and other wildlife: human activity too is profoundly influenced by their waters and shores.

The Solway Firth – the crooked finger of water that both unites and divides Scotland and England – is a beautiful yet unpredictable place and one of the least-industrialised natural large estuaries in Europe. Its history, geology and turbulent character have long affected the way its inhabitants, both human and non-human, have learnt to live along and within its ever-changing margins.

ISBN: 9781780276939

Publication date: 03/09/2020

Format: Hardback

Extent: 336

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon , Dumfries and Galloway , Natural History