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History

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  • Hardback | Pub: 16 Nov 2015
    £25.00

    This is the story of Hutchesons’ Grammar School from the time of its foundation in 1641 until recent days when it has become one of the largest and most successful academic schools in the country. Brothers George and Thomas Hutcheson were the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 25 May 2018
    £9.99

    One of the greatest travellers in Scotland, Martin Martin was also a native Gaelic speaker. This text offers his narrative of his journey around the Western Isles, and a mine of information on custom, tradition and life. Martin Martin’s wrote...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Jun 2012
    £14.99

    Writing on a small island in the Firth of Forth in the 1440s, Walter Bower set out to tell the whole story of the Scottish nation in a single huge book, the Scotichronicon – ‘a history book for Scots’. It begins with the mythical...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Apr 2015
    £25.00

    The period 1650 to 1790 was such a turbulent one for Scottish seafarers that much of this fast-flowing narrative reads like Treasure Island. Colourful characters abound in a story teeming with incident and excitement: John Paul Jones descends upon...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
    £20.00

    In the 1890s, the people of north-west Scotland grew tired of Government Commissions sent to consider a railway to Ullapool.  Despite rock-solid arguments in favour of such a railway, neither government nor the big railway companies lifted a finger...

  • Hardback | Pub: 15 Oct 2015
    £25.00

    Basil William Douglas, Lord Daer, was a remarkable man who left an indelible impression on those who knew him, including the poet Robert Burns and French intellectual and revolutionary the Marquis de Condorcet. Daer was a restless, energetic spirit...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Aug 2019
    £12.99

    Trevor Royle examines Scotland’s role in the Second World War from a wide range of perspectives. The country’s geographical position gave it great strategic importance for importing war materiel and reinforcements, for conducting naval...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2019
    £14.99

    Thomas Pennant’s first tour of Scotland started at Chester in 1769. Passing through Yorkshire and Durham he paid a brief visit to the Farne Islands in a coble – ‘a hazardous species of boat’ – entering Scotland at...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2012
    £20.00

    This book is the first such volume to scrutinise in detail the history of the Highlands and Islands incorporating the most up-to-date research. It examines the evolution of the idea of ‘Celtic Scotland’, tracing the historiography of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Oct 2012
    £25.00

    By equal measure state-builder and political unifier and ruthless opportunist and bloody-handed aggressor, Alexander II has been praised or vilified by past historians but has rarely been viewed in the round. This book explores the king’s...

  • Hardback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £60.00

    Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year 2019 Presiding over an age of relative peace and prosperity, Alexander III represented the zenith of Scottish medieval kingship.  The events which followed his early and unexpected...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Jul 2018
    £14.99

    At the end of the ninth century AD, a large part of what is now England was controlled by the Vikings – heathen warriors from Scandinavia who had been attacking the British Isles for more than a hundred years. Alfred the Great, king of Wessex, was...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2016
    £7.99

    As 8,000 Scottish soldiers, most of them spearmen, faced 18,000 English infantrymen, archers and mounted knights in June 1314 near the Bannock Burn, many would have thought that the result a foregone conclusion. But two days later, the English were...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Apr 2018
    £9.99

    Black Friday is the astonishing true story of a coastal community that lost 189 men in a single afternoon. Britain’s worst fishing disaster decimated the coastal community of Eyemouth, yet is an almost forgotten part of the past. One hundred...

  • Digital Download | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
    £8.99

    Scotland’s long coastline runs from the waters of Galloway and the Solway, through the Irish Sea to the long sea lochs and myriad islands of the Celtic west, around grim Cape Wrath, the coast of Caithness, Pentland Firth and the Orkneys,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2016
    £25.00

    James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) was the greatest physicist of the nineteenth century, and although his scientific contribution is now acknowledged to be on a level with those of Newton and Einstein, he has generally not received the acclaim that he...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Nov 2019
    £9.99

    In an epic narrative, sometimes moving, sometimes astonishing, always revealing, Moffat writes an entirely new history of Britain. Instead of the usual parade of the usual suspects – kings, queens, saints, warriors and the notorious – this is a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2016
    £14.99

    This authoritative and handsomely illustrated book is aimed at the general reader who wants to know about the mysteriouspeople who inhabited Scotland from the Bronze Age onwards. They created wonderful works of art in gold and silver and theirbrochs...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Feb 2010
    £20.00

    Social and economic changes included an increase in production of food and raw materials, in turn sustaining the remarkable growth of towns and cities over this period. However, in the folk memory of Scotland the social and cultural costs of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Apr 2019
    £9.99

    Who was St Columba? How did this Irish aristocrat become the most important figure in early Scottish Christianity? This book examines the different roles played by the saint in life and death, tracing his career in Ireland and Scotland, where we...