Railway Holiday in Scotland works on two levels - as an inspirational travel book and a thoroughly good read, but also as a practical 'take with you' guide to what to look out for and see through the window when travelling the length and breadth of Scotland by train. The journeys include: Carlisle to Stranraer, Clydeside, North Berwick to Ardrossan (and Arran), Fife, the West Highlands, the Far North, Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh, Aberdeen to Inverness,Inverness to Perth, the Central Belt and Aberdeen to Berwick on Tweed.
Michael Pearson has been writing travel guides for twenty years. His Canal Companion series of guide books has achieved a cult following on the inland waterways. His last book, Iron Road to the Isles was highly acclaimed north of the border and reprinted within six months.