The John Donald imprint publishes our academic books on all aspects of Scottish culture, from architecture to philosophy, specialising in Scottish history.
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Hardback | Pub: 16 Nov 2023
This book brings together the major writings of David Sellar (1941–2019) on the genealogies (pedigrees) claimed by some of the major clans of medieval Highland and Island Scotland, especially the descendants of their twelfth-century king Somerled….
Paperback | Pub: 14 Sep 2023
Salt is a vital commodity. For many centuries it sustained life for Scots as seasoning for a diet dominated by grains (mainly oats), and for preservation of fish and cheese.
Sea-salt manufacturing is one of Scotland’s oldest industries, dating to…
Paperback | Pub: 15 Jun 2023
Shortlisted for the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year Award
Badenoch today is a landscape of empty glens and ruined settlements, but it was not always so. This book examines the transformative events that shaped the region’s…
Paperback | Pub: 21 Mar 2024
Early historic Scotland – from the fifth to the tenth century AD – was home to a variety of diverse peoples and cultures, all competing for land and supremacy. Yet by the eleventh century it had become a single, unified kingdom, known as…
Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2024
In the 1880s two Edinburgh architects began to survey, measure and sketch the castles of Scotland, travelling the length and breadth of the country on trains, bicycles and on foot. Together they produced the five magnificent volumes of The…