Dramatic Highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world.
From the Romantic movement of the 18th and early 19th centuries to Queen Victoria’s Highland idyll at Balmoral, Wild and Majestic considers the origins of these ideas and explores how romantic interpretations of the cultural traditions of the Scottish Highlands and Islands became enduring symbols of wider Scottish identity.
This book accompanies a landmark exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, which charts Scotland’s journey into the global imagination and invites you to think again about the meaning and relevance of ideas that continue to define Scotland today.
Published by NMS Enterprises Ltd
259 x 208
87 colour photographs
Dr Patrick Watt is curator for modern history and military collections, National Museums Scotland.
Rosie Waine is the William Grant Research Fellow in the Department of Scottish History and Archaeology, National Museums Scotland.