When Charles MacDonald wrote this history of the great family of the Clanranalds from Moidart, he was able t only to draw on the works of professional historians, but on living local tradition and his own observations from over quarter of a century. With an instinct for a good anecdote, an eye for detail and a warm and gentle humour, he produced a mir classic. This modern edition has tes of explanation, a guide to the places, people and families mentioned in the text, contemporary illustrations, maps and a family tree.
Dr John Watts was educated at the universities of Oxford and Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the Scottish Antiquaries of Scotland and a member of the Scottish Catholic Heritage Commission.