Lairds in Waiting, by Anne-Mary Paterson

Lairds in Waiting, by Anne-Mary Paterson

Subtitled 'Highland Railway Private Stations and Waiting Rooms and the Families who used them'

Published by the Highland Railway Society in 2020, 88 pages. Paperback (N7915)

Brand New Book

From the rear side cover: The Scottish Highland Lairds, with a few exceptions, welcomed the prospect of the railay passing through their estates as the Highlands were falling behind with developments that happening in other parts of Britain. In return for their cooperation they were able to ask for favours such as a private waiting room in their local station or even in a few cases a private station or platform. This book explores these facilities provided by the Highland Railway. Following a brief history of the family concerned, each chapter goes on to explore in a wider context the development opportunities that occurred by the arrival of the railway and ends with a description of the stations.

The book is illustrated throughout with colour and black and white photographs. There is a small price label on the rear side cover.