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Local History

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  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Sep 2018
    £8.99

    This is a fabulous treasury of legend and wonder; tales of monsters who dwell in lakes, of small people who trap humans in earthen mounds where time stands still; of dark, shape- shifting spirits whose cloak of human form is betrayed by the sand and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 May 2018
    £7.99

    One of very few books available on Moidart in the north-west of Scotland, it evokes the enchanted, magical beauty of this much-loved area of the country. Margaret Leigh was already a successful author when her longing for freedom and independence...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2016
    £9.99

    St Kilda is the most romantic and most romanticised group of islands in Europe. Soaring out of the North Atlantic Ocean like Atlantis come back to life, the islands have captured the imagination of the outside world for hundreds of years. Their...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2016
    £9.99

    The war memorial in the Scottish village of Bridge of Weir lists 72 men who died during the First World War. Their deaths occurred in almost every theatre of the war. They were awarded very few medals and their military careers were not remarkable...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2000
    £7.99

    After his retirement from a career in medicine, Donald Macdonald turned his acute and wide-ranging mind to the study of the history and traditions of his native Lewis. Despite suffering from severe osteoarthritis, he was extremely active in the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £9.99

    Beyond Fort William, on the road to the Isles, lies Morar, the ‘Highlands of the Highlands’ and centre of the ‘Rough Bounds’, that wild, desolate, but uniquely beautiful part of Scotland that was once the homeland of the Clan...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £8.99

    Dugald Mitchell’s Tarbert Past and Present (written in the late 19th century!) is a marvellous account of a community at the height of the fishing boom. Written with love and affection it is a minor classic of local history. Far less well known is...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Jul 2018
    £14.99

    In this acclaimed book, Alistair Moffat tells the story of a part of Scotland that has played a huge role in the nation’s history and moved poets, painters and writers as well as ordinary visitors for hundreds of years. The hunter-gatherers, who...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £16.99

    The Forth Bridge has long been recognised as one of the finest examples of Victorian engineering on the planet and has achieved an iconic status as one of the great feats of western civilisation since its official opening in 1890. Lavishly...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Nov 2005
    £9.99

    Telford’s plan, to connect Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy with each other and the sea, was a huge undertaking which brought civil engineering to the Highlands on a heroic scale. Deep in the Highlands, far from the canal network of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Aug 2019
    £20.00

    If not perhaps the most popular Highland clan, the Campbells are undoubtedly one of the most successful. The Campbell earls of Argyll have traditionally enjoyed a rather unsavoury historical reputation, viewed by their rivals with a mixture of fear,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £20.00

    The history of the Clyde and the great ships that were built there is well known. Less familiar and equally important, however, is the story of how the great river was made suitable for shipping. The dredging of the Clyde and the building of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Jun 2016
    £9.99

    Known as ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut’, the Crinal Canal runs from Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne nine miles across the Kintyre peninsula to the west coast of Scotland. Designed by John Rennie after initial survey work by James Watt...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Apr 2018
    £12.99

    When Patrick Gillies graduated from the University of Edinburgh’s distinguished school of medicine with honours in 1890, a high profile career as a surgeon lay ahead of him. Any city across the world would have welcomed him, and his university...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Oct 2016
    £10.99

    It took 600 men six years to build, and was one of the longest bridges in the world. On its completion in 1878, famous visitors, including the Emperor of Brazil, Prince Leopold of the Belgians and Queen Victoria herself, came to pay homage to this...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
    £12.99

    The two island groups of Orkney and Shetland have much in common. In each the grey stone houses and treeless landscapes are scoured in winter by stinging gales, and in summer lie under the endless days of the ‘simmer din’. Originally Norwegian,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Sep 2012
    £14.99

    The Moray Firth is the large triangle of sea that cuts into the north-east of Scotland. The Vikings called it Breioafjoor, and to the Gaels it is Linne Mhoraibh. Once a centre of Pictish power it became with its adjoining coasts a contested region,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 28 Sep 2017
    £25.00

    The Haldanes have been in Scotland for over 800 years, and their story illustrates many of the defining themes of Scotland’s history. Haldanes played significant roles in the Bruce war of independence, the political upheavals which accompanied the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Oct 2010
    £30.00

    The Hebrides of Scotland – around 500 diverse islands – form the north-western Atlantic fringe of Europe. This book surveys the cultural landscape of this dramatically beautiful, complex and conflicted area, with emphasis on what may be...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jun 2020
    £20.00

    Since the middle ages, Orkney has proved remarkable for the volume and the quality of its literary output. From the skalds and sagamen of the Viking age, through to the colourful folklorists, polemicists and translators of the Victorian era, and the...