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Local History

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  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £7.99

    As one of the most remote corners of the British Isles, the island archipelago of St Kilda has long held a fascination for travellers from mainland Britain and beyond. The unique way of life and customs of its inhabitants has generated an enormous...

  • Paperback | Pub: 25 May 2017

    Thousands of visitors go to the Italian Chapel in Orkney every year, witnesses to a series of remarkable acts of transformation. Among these are the Churchill Barriers nearby, straddling the ocean to link a number of Orkney’s southernmost...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jun 2020
    £9.99

    On 13 October 1939, HMS Royal Oak, one of the British navy’s top battleships, was destroyed at the Royal Navy’s main anchorage at Scapa Flow, Orkney. The audacious attack, by a German U-boat, was the first major blow against Britain of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Oct 2018
    £14.99

    Burroughs had the reputation of one of the most brutal of all Orkney landlords and, in a time of great economic change, the harshness of his actions made that change particularly traumatic. When the Royal Commission whose findings were to lead to...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Nov 2019
    £70.00

    The defeat of the Scots in the Battle of Flodden in 1513 left many of the leaders of Scottish society, including King James IV, lying dead on the battlefield. The long and complex minority of King James V which followed is explored in detail in this...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £20.00

    For much of its history, Orkney had its own language, culture and institutions. The prehistoric inhabitants created monuments which are unmatched anywhere in Europe, and the medieval period saw the magnificent earldom that expressed itself through...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £40.00

    This collection of innovative essays celebrates the New Town of Edinburgh over the 250 years since its original creation. The contributing authors discuss the intellectual, economic and political contexts which provided the impetus for the city of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jun 2020
    £10.99

    The Outer Hebrides lie 40 miles to the west of mainland Scotland, forming a barrier to the North Atlantic. Culturally distinct from early prehistory, the islands contain a wealth of historical and archaeological monuments, including the standing...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2016
    £9.99

    Nestling in an exquisite glen just seven miles from the centre of Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel is one of the world’s most extraordinary places. Ever since it was built in the mid fifteenth century it has cast a mesmerising spell over all who have...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Apr 2018
    £9.99

    This is the first book ever to be written on the collective history of the little group of islands between Ardnamurchan and Skye. As some of the best known Hebridean islands, Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck have a long and varied history, but are also...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Nov 2005
    £9.99

    In 1918, as the First World War was drawing to a close, the eminent liberal industrial Lord Leverhulme bought – lock, stock and barrel – the Hebridean island of Lewis. His intention was to revolutionise the lives and environments of its...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Aug 2012
    £25.00

    For almost a century the islands of Orkney and Shetland were under the rule of the Stewart earls, father and son, a rule remarkable for its infamous reputation in island history. Robert Stewart was an illegitimate son of James V, king of Scots, who...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2019
    £9.99

    The Truth about St Kilda is a unique record of the isolated way of life on St Kilda in the early part of the twentieth century, based on seven handwritten notebooks written by the Rev. Donald Gillies, containing reminiscences of his childhood on...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Apr 2008
    £9.99

    All they wanted was land: land for crofting and land on which to build a house. In 1908, ten desperate men from the islands of Barra and Mingulay in the Western Isles were imprisoned for refusing to leave the island of Vatersay which they had...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Nov 2015
    £25.00

    The Hebridean island of Islay is well-known for its whisky, its wildlife and its association with the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. There would seem to be little reason to dwell on its fate at the hands of marauding Northmen during the Viking Age....

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2016
    £12.99

    The island of Gigha is a small gem, the most southerly of the true Hebridean islands, lying just off Tayinloan on Scotland’s Kintyre peninsula. Gigha’s good harbours, fertile land, mild climate and strategically useful position have...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Feb 2016
    £25.00

    This book tells the fascinating story of Badenoch, a forgotten region in accounts of Scottish history. Situated in the heart of the Highlands and with its own distinct historic and geographic identity, Badenoch was in the throes of dramatic change...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2014
    £20.00

    Along the coast of Fife, in villages like Culross and Pittenweem, history records that some women were executed as witches. Nevertheless, the reality of what happened the night that Janet Cornfoot was lynched at Pittenweem is hard to grasp as one...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
    £18.99

    Known by mariners since Viking times as a safe anchorage in notoriously savage waters, Scapa Flow is the seaway that runs between the Orkney mainland and the island of Hoy. As the northern base of the Royal Navy and Allied fleets in two world wars,...