‘Essential Harris’, a Young Enterprise company from Sir E Scott School, have published a glossy and attractive guidebook to Harris containing relevant, up-to-date information about the island, such as: native wildlife species and where to find them, suitable hills to climb, a Gaelic phrasebook and advertisements regarding places to stay, eat and visit.
A well-attended launch of the guidebook took place in the Bays Café, Leacklea, on Monday. The group, consisting of four sixth year students at the school, outlined and explained the different and complex stages involved in the production process of the book, culminating in the production of an A5 size, 40 page guidebook suitably called an t-Eilean Àlainn (The Beautiful Island).
The well structured and easy-to-read guidebook, which describes the five major areas of Harris, contains information which will be of interest to local people and tourists. This innovative publication presents many interesting cultural, historical and natural aspects of the island which may not be included in the ‘run of the mill’ tourist brochure. The superb quality of the photos further enhances the informal and accessible style of the writing
The company hope to target a large number of outlets in Harris and further afield. Three thousand copies have been printed and can be bought directly from the company at the affordable price of £2 each. Enquiries can be made to the following email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The company would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the successful production of the book and looks forward to representing the Western Isles at the Young Enterprise Finals at Hampden Park in Glasgow on June15.