A wonderful collection of essays by the best-selling author of The Harvest Train and The Irish in Cape Breton. A popular public speaker, A. A. (Tony) MacKenzie brings that same brisk, informed voice to Scottish Lights, casting new light on the Celtic heritage of Cape Breton and Eastern Nova Scotia. He takes us to pioneer settlements and to the heart of Gaelic tradition, to the battles and passions of heroes and bards and scoundrels, both the well-known and those nearly forgotten.
A brave writer, MacKenzie has that knack of taking us with him way out on a limb--and then daring us to cut it off! With rich good humour and profound respect, Scottish Lights is a lasting book from a man who knows how to share important information while he also entertains.