Alexander III, 1249-1286: First Among Equals by Norman H Reid has been announced as Saltire History Book of the Year, 2019. The Birlinn team offer huge congratulations to our author Norman Reid.
The Saltire Society announced the winners of the 2019 Literary Awards at a ceremony at the National Museum of Scotland on Saturday 30 November. The History Book of the Year award is sponsored by the Scottish Historical Review Trust. The award celebrates and encourages interest in history and heritage, and sees books of Scottish cultural significance celebrated for their excellence. It is open to non-fiction historical publications which add to the knowledge and understanding of Scotland and the Scots.
What is the Saltire Society? From their website: ‘The Saltire Society and its members believe that culture is at the heart of who we are as individuals, as a community, as a country. We care deeply about that aspect of our lives and work tirelessly to promote all that’s best about it. We are inclusive in outlook, international in our perspective and independent in our views. We are not beholden to any political orthodoxy. Our loyalty is to the inspiring men and women who enlighten our lives and times, past present and future.’