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  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jan 2022
    £6.99

    Introduced by Alan Johnson. ‘All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.’ Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £6.99

    The south of Scotland has a long and turbulent geological past. Perhaps most notably, it marks the place where, 432 million years ago, an ocean, once as wide as the north Atlantic, was compressed by a convergence of ancient lands and then ceased to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £6.99

    The Small Isles comprise the Inner Hebridean islands of Rum, Eigg, Canna and Muck. The landscapes, rocks and fossils of these beautiful, remote islands tells of a drama involving erupting volcanoes, an ancient ecosystem that included dinosaurs and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £6.99

    The written history and archaeological records of Central Scotland takes us back to Pictish times some 5,000 years ago. The geology of the area stretches back a further 400 million years. The oldest rocks are found near Lesmahagow and in the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £9.99

    Robin Lloyd-Jones has been exploring the west coast and islands of Scotland in his sea kayak for more than forty years. In this book he recalls many a memorable expedition to wild and beautiful shores. Amongst magnificent scenery and ever-changing...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £8.99

    Featuring iconic animals from red deer, golden eagles and Highland cows to red squirrels, pine martens and salmon as well as the plants, trees and flowers which thrive in mountain, forest, moor and seashore, this book is the ideal way to explore...

  • Book | Pub: 05 Nov 2020
    £17.99

    Signed First Edition At the bottom of a sharply descending street – in the topographical sense – in Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town, new residents have moved in to number 44 Scotland Street, joining the already well-known and much-loved denizens...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Feb 2022
    £9.99

    From Hannah Lavery, soon to be appointed Edinburgh’s new Makar. In a moment that is demanding you to constantly choose your side, how do you find your humanity, your own voice, when you are being pushed to find safety in numbers? Blood Salt Spring...

  • E-Book | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £12.99

    Jim Sillars, among the last of his generation’s working-class politicians, has had a prominent role in Scottish public life for more than six decades, during which he moved from being a Unionist Labour MP to becoming deputy leader of the SNP and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £8.99

    On a hillside near Ballachulish in the Scottish Highlands in May 1752 a rider is assassinated by a gunman. The murdered man is Colin Campbell, a government agent travelling to nearby Duror where he’s evicting farm tenants to make way for his...

  • E-Book | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £24.99

    The fifteen-year period between 1645 and 1660 was one of the most dynamic in British history, during which the republican Commonwealth and Cromwellian Protectorate attempted to create a new type of ‘Godly’ state after the execution of Charles...

  • E-Book | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £9.99

    GANGLAND BOSS ZANDER FINN DISAPPEARED AFTER THE BRUTAL MURDER OF HIS SON. He fled to London, seeking salvation by walking away from his money, his career and his legacy. But when his old second-in-command Malky Maloney tracks him down, Finn knows he...

  • E-Book | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £15.99

    Neville Chamberlain is remembered today as Hitler’s credulous dupe, the man who proclaimed in September 1938 that the Munich agreement guaranteed ‘peace in our time’. This is a magisterial reappraisal of Chamberlain and his legacy. It reveals...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £12.99

    GANGLAND BOSS ZANDER FINN DISAPPEARED AFTER THE BRUTAL MURDER OF HIS SON. He fled to London, seeking salvation by walking away from his money, his career and his legacy. But when his old second-in-command Malky Maloney tracks him down, Finn knows he...

  • E-Book | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £7.99

    It’s Saturday evening, 9 March 1566, and Mary, Queen of Scots, is six months pregnant. She’s hosting a supper party, secure in her private chambers. She doesn’t know that her Palace is surrounded – that, right now, an army of men...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Sep 2017
    £4.99

    Droving was once the lifeblood of Scotland’s rural economy, and for centuries Scotland’s glens and mountain passes were alive with thousands of cattle making their way to the market trysts of Crieff and Falkirk. With the Industrial Revolution,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £10.00

    FROM THE AWARD-WINNING DENISE MINA COMES A RADICAL NEW TAKE ON ONE OF THE DARKEST EPISODES IN SCOTTISH HISTORY – THE BLOODY MURDER OF DAVID RIZZIO. This breathtakingly tense work is a tale of sex, seduction, secrets and lies, one that looks at...

  • E-Book | Pub: 16 Jun 2021
    £8.99

    In this new Selected Poems, Kathleen Jamie explores the multi-faceted world of George Mackay Brown’s Orkney, the poet’s lifelong home and inspiration. George Mackay Brown’s concerns were the ancestral world, the communalities of work, the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 16 Jun 2021
    £8.99

    George Mackay Brown was a master of the short story form and produced a steady stream of short fiction collections, starting with A Calendar of Love (1967) and include A Time to Keep (1969) and Hawkfall (1974), as well as his poetry collections and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Aug 2021
    £9.99

    It is 1938 and the final days of the British Empire. In a bungalow high up in the green hills above the plains of Ceylon, under a vast blue sky, live the Ferguson family: Bella, a precocious eight-year-old; her father Henry – owner of Pitlochry, a...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Aug 2021
    £4.99

    ‘An intriguing Highland mystery peopled with quirky characters and peppered with wit’ – Times Crime Club, Pick of the Week ‘[a] compelling thriller, laced with dark humour’ – Sunday Post  In 1752, Seamus...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £7.99

    Have we been fooling ourselves? Has the almost complete takeover of culture by the thinking of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment come without a cost? The sequel to the Enlightenment, known as modern life, has expanded our horizons enormously but...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Sep 2021
    £25.00

    The Glasgow Enlightenment is widely regarded as the first book to explore the nature and accomplishments of the Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Glasgow in a comprehensive manner. In addition to a general introduction by the editors, there are...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Oct 2021
    £25.00

    Vienna is unique amongst world capitals in its consistent international importance over the centuries. From the ascent of the Habsburgs as Europe’s leading dynasty to the Congress of Vienna, which reordered Europe after Napoleon, to bridge-...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Nov 2021
    £17.99

    Life for Bertie seems to be moving at a pace that is rather out of his control. In Drummond Place gardens it seems that Olive has their future together all planned out. Meanwhile, upstairs at 44 Scotland Street, Bertie’s father Stuart is powerless...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £6.99

    June 1945. Hitler has triumphed, Britain is under German occupation and America cowers under the threat of nuclear attack. In the dead of night, a figure flits through the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, searching for a hidden document he knows could...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Nov 2021
    £9.99

    It’s 1968, and the fishermen of Kinloch are preparing to celebrate the old New Year on the twelfth of January. The annual pilgrimage to the Auld Stones is a tradition that goes back beyond memory, and young Hamish, first mate on the Girl...

  • E-Book | Pub: 11 Apr 2019
    £9.99

    Shortlisted for The Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2020 Biography of the Year ‘A splendid new biography. How good was young Tom Morris? Stephen Proctor makes his case cogently. Young Tom Morris was one of the greatest of them all’ –...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £64.99

    The legendary Scottish king Máel Coluim III, also known as ‘Malcolm Canmore’, is often held to epitomise Scotland’s ‘ancient Gaelic kings’. But Máel Coluim and his dynasty were in fact newcomers, and their legitimacy and status were far...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £9.99

    Long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2021 Little Wonder tells the epic, and until now largely unchronicled, story of Lottie Dod, the first great heroine in women’s sports. Dod was a champion tennis player, golfer, hockey...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £8.99

    This is the ideal guide to the whole route, so rich in history and natural beauty. Designed to be used by walkers on the Path or visitors to any point along it, it introduces a wealth of castles, churches, harbours, monuments and red-roofed...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £7.99

    First published in 1969, An Orkney Tapestry, George Mackay Brown’s seminal work, is a unique look at Orkney through the eye of a poet. Originally commissioned by his publisher as an introduction to the Orkney Islands, Brown approached the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £9.99

    Red kites were once Britain’s most common bird of prey. By the early 1900s they’d been wiped out in Scotland and England following centuries of ruthless persecution. When some reintroduced kites began roosting on their 1,400-acre farm at...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Nov 2021
    £40.00

    As an archaeologist, Steven Mithen has worked on the Hebridean island of Islay over a period of many years. In this book he introduces the sites and monuments and tells the story of the island’s people from the earliest stone age hunter-gatherers...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Oct 2021
    £12.99

    This is the inside story of St Johnstone’s Historic Cup Double in Season 2020-21 – one of the most remarkable achievements in Scottish football history. Having waited 130 years to lift a major trophy after winning the Scottish Cup in 2014,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Nov 2021
    £30.00

    Newcastle has a long and distinguished history through two millennia: a Roman fortress at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall; an important centre of monasticism; a ‘royal’ bulwark against attacks and invasion from Scotland; and the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Oct 2021
    £14.99

    Brother and sister Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn enjoyed a rare bond: they were intimate companions and theirs was one of the most significant musical relationships of the 19th century. They shared and commented on each other’s compositions, each...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £9.99

    ‘Deserves to sell like hot cakes’ – Allan Massie, The Scotsman From the Indian Mutiny to the London Blitz, offering a ‘nice cup of tea’ has been a stock British response to a crisis.  But tea itself has a dramatic, and often...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Nov 2021
    £100.00

    The renowned historian Jenny Wormald was a ground-breaking expert on early modern Scottish history, especially Stewart kingship, noble power and wider society. She was most controversial in her book-length critique of Mary, Queen of Scots....

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 Oct 2021
    £35.00

    This authoritative, entertaining and eminently browsable reference book, arranged in easily accessible A-Z format, is an absorbing and imaginative feast of Scottish lore, language, history and culture, from the mythical origins of the Scots in...

  • Hardback | Pub: 14 Oct 2021
    £10.00

    Tales for Twilight offers a spine-tingling selection of unnerving tales by writers from James Hogg in the early eighteenth century to James Robertson, very much alive in the twenty-first. Scottish authors have proved to be exceptionally good at...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £4.99

    A SUNDAY POST TOP PICK FOR SUMMER READING ‘This latest DCI Daley thriller is deftly plotted and peopled with sympathetically drawn local characters and satisfyingly nuanced local wrongdoers’ – Irish Independent When a light aircraft...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £30.00

    The fifteen-year period between 1645 and 1660 was one of the most dynamic in British history, during which the republican Commonwealth and Cromwellian Protectorate attempted to create a new type of ‘Godly’ state after the execution of Charles...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £14.99

    In May 2018 NASA called a press conference to announce the successful test-run of their tiny nuclear reactor KRUSTY (Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology). This revolutionary technology, which runs on heat alone, may have profound...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Jul 2021
    £20.00

    Angus Watson’s Essential Gaelic-English and English-Gaelic dictionaries are well-established as one of the leading dictionaries of the Gaelic language. This combined dictionary is ideal for learners of Gaelic at all levels, and its generous...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £12.99

    GANGLAND BOSS ZANDER FINN DISAPPEARED AFTER THE BRUTAL MURDER OF HIS SON. He fled to London, seeking salvation by walking away from his money, his career and his legacy. But when his old second-in-command Malky Maloney tracks him down, Finn knows he...

  • E-Book | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
    £1.99

    LONGLISTED FOR THE MCILVANNEY PRIZE 2019 From the pen of the biggest selling crime writer published in Scotland… When the luxury cruiser, hastily renamed Great Britain, berths in Kinloch harbour, the pressure is on DCI Jim Daley. The UK...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 Sep 2018
    £1.99

    One of the Scotsman‘s Books of 2018 When Professor Francombe and her team of archaeologists find the remains of three women on a remote Kintyre hillside – a site rumoured to have been the base of Viking warlord Somerled – their delight...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 Apr 2017
    £1.99

    As the Second World War nears its end, a man is stabbed to death on the shoreline of Kinloch, in the shadow of the great warships in the harbour. Many years later, the postman on Gairsay, a tiny island off the coast of Kintyre, discovers that the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 23 Mar 2016
    £1.99

    It’s December, and the Shannon family are returning home to their clifftop mansion near Kinloch for their annual AGM. Shannon International is one of the world’s biggest private companies, with tendrils reaching around the globe in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £14.99

    The Norman invasion of Britain, as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry, is well known, but the later invasion of Ireland is much less well documented. Yet much of what we see today in Irish heritage has Norman roots. Ireland and Britain have many...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £7.99

    After giving up a hectic life as a journalist in Europe and Hollywood in the late 1960s to return to his boyhood love of nature, Mike Tomkies moved to Eilean Shona, a remote island off the west coast of Scotland. There he rebuilt an abandoned croft...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £9.99

    Arnold Schwarzenegger – a bodybuilder-turned-real-estate mogul who turned an undefeated streak at the Mr Olympia contest into an astonishing film career and eight years as the governor of California – is, for many people, the embodiment of the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £5.99

    In a life stranger than any fiction, Grace O’Malley, daughter of a clan chief in the far west of Ireland, went from marriage at fifteen to piracy on the high seas. She soon had a fleet of galleys under her commander, but her three decades of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £9.99

    The destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in December 1988 was the largest attack on Britain since World War Two. 259 passengers and 11 townsfolk of Lockerbie were murdered. Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £9.99

    One of the Daily Telegraph‘s 20 Books Perfect for Travel Scotland has its rugged Hebrides; Ireland its cliff-girt Arans; Wales its Island of Twenty Thousand Saints. And what has England got? The isles of Canvey, Sheppey, Wight and Dogs,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £4.99

    Twelve-year-old Ko Bo Bo lives with his uncle U Ba in Kalaw, a town in Burma. An unusually perceptive child, Bo Bo can read people’s emotions in their eyes. This acute sensitivity only makes his unconventional home life more difficult: His father...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £8.99

    After Highland shepherd Colvin Munro disappears, a mysterious trail of his possessions is found in the Cairngorm mountains. Writing the eulogy for his memorial years later, his foundling-sister Mo seeks to discover why he vanished. Younger brother...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Oct 2021
    £14.99

    The 21st century’s own Gin Craze continues unabated, with exciting new crafted gins launched on a regular basis. Most recently, we have seen growing interest in Pink Gins and the development of a range of flavoured gins, not to mention the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Oct 2021
    £4.99

    In today’s world of ready meals and snacking, the value of healthy eating has never been more important. Seafood is one of the healthiest things you can put on your plate: fish is good for the heart, improves circulation, keeps your joints...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Oct 2021
    £25.00

    On this culinary journey through the Highlands of Scotland, award-winning food writer Ghillie Basan meets a host of artisan food producers, farmers, crofters, fishermen and distillers. From the wild glens of the Cairngorms, the bountiful waters of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
    £6.99

    When Les and Chris Humphreys moved to Ardnamurchan 15 years ago, little did they realise they would be sharing their home with some of Britain’s most elusive and misunderstood mustelids. Amongst all the animals and birds that visit their garden,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
    £8.99

    When Mike Tomkies moved to a remote cottage on the shores of Loch Shiel in the West Highlands of Scotland, he found a place which was to provide him with the most profound wilderness experience of his life. Accessible only by boat, the cottage he...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £20.00

    Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh is widely regarded as one of the most significant gardens in Britain. In addition to being a spectacular example of garden design, it also features almost 300 artworks by Finlay...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £9.99

    In 1971 Alec Crawford is determined to make his fortune from ship salvage. Early attempts lead nowhere until he teams up with a new partner, Simon Martin. Diving in Hebridean waters, they explore remains of the Spanish Armada, and the wreck of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £7.19

    In 2016 Scottish writer Iain Maloney and his Japanese wife Minori moved to a village in rural Japan. This is the story of his attempt to fit in, be accepted and fulfil his duties as a member of the community, despite being the only foreigner in the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Oct 2021
    £12.99

    Jeda is a girl on the cusp of adulthood, living in Edinburgh; with a white father and a black mother, she feels self-conscious and out of place. Her feelings of alienation allow the stories of the shapeshifting Shadowman, who embodies all that is...

  • Hardback | Pub: 16 Sep 2021
    £17.99

    The summer of 1967 was Scottish football’s finest hour. Celtic won the European Cup. Rangers reached the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup. Kilmarnock got to the semis of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. Scotland defeated world champions England...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
    £12.99

    ‘one of the year’s most exciting releases’ – The Herald China is building the world’s first digital totalitarian state, a system of hitherto unimaginable social and political control. Internet freedom has been eliminated and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
    £5.99

    ‘Hauntingly delicious’ – Sunday Post Bitterhall is a story of obsession told between three unreliable narrators. Daniel, Órla and Tom share a flat and narrate the intersections of their lives, from future-world 3D printing...

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 Aug 2021
    £14.99

    It is 1938 and the final days of the British Empire. In a bungalow high up in the green hills above the plains of Ceylon, under a vast blue sky, live the Ferguson family: Bella, a precocious eight-year-old; her father Henry – owner of Pitlochry, a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Oct 2021
    £6.99

    After a terrible storm, the Kingdom of Birds is looking for a leader. Will it be the bird with the loveliest song, or the brightest plumage? The fastest in the air, or underwater? The bird who flies highest, or those who stick together and work as a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £14.99

    Jim Sillars, among the last of his generation’s working-class politicians, has had a prominent role in Scottish public life for more than six decades, during which he moved from being a Unionist Labour MP to becoming deputy leader of the SNP and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 Jul 2021
    £9.99

    The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish history and achievement, from the end of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £8.99

    June 1945. Hitler has triumphed, Britain is under German occupation and America cowers under the threat of nuclear attack. In the dead of night, a figure flits through the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, searching for a hidden document he knows could...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 May 2021
    £6.99

    Nursing staff throughout the world have endured an unprecedented increase in distress, anxiety and depression. Physical and mental health have come under attack from anxiety, depression, elevated blood pressure and increased stress hormone...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 May 2021
    £6.99

    Edited by Lilias Fraser, Jane Cooper and Kate Hendry, To Learn the Future is a selection of poems that will grip at first reading – perfect if the only time you have is five minutes in a rushed lunch break. The choice of poems includes insight...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £17.99

    Owners of the Ninth Wave Restaurant on the Isle of Mull, Carla and John Lamont, have brought fine dining to one of the most beautiful islands in the Hebrides. Their cooking is based on seasonality – using the wonderful natural larder of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 18 Mar 2021
    £9.99

    In 1995 the National Trust for Scotland acquired Mar Lodge Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms. Home to over 5,000 species, this vast expanse of Caledonian woodlands, subarctic mountains, bogs, moors, roaring burns and frozen lochs could be a...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £25.00

    Neville Chamberlain is remembered today as Hitler’s credulous dupe, the man who proclaimed in September 1938 that the Munich agreement guaranteed ‘peace in our time’. This is a magisterial reappraisal of Chamberlain and his legacy. It reveals...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £9.99

    It was a case that rocked Victorian society. Emile L’Angelier was a working-class immigrant from the Channel Islands who began a clandestine affair with prominent Glasgow socialite Madeleine Smith. Six weeks after Emile threatened to show...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Aug 2021
    £17.99

    Paul Murton journeys the length and breadth of the spectacularly beautiful Scottish Highlands. In addition to bringing a fresh eye to popular destinations such as Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Loch Ness and the Cairngorms, he also visits some remote and...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £10.00

    It’s Saturday evening, 9 March 1566, and Mary, Queen of Scots, is six months pregnant. She’s hosting a supper party, secure in her private chambers. She doesn’t know that her Palace is surrounded – that, right now, an army of men...

  • E-Book | Pub: 25 Dec 2016
    £0.99

    Yule is the fifth instalment of 1588: A Calendar of Crime, a collection of short stories published in step with the sixteenth century calendar. Despite prohibitions on celebrating Yule, the old traditions still persist among the tenant farmers on...

  • E-Book | Pub: 04 Nov 2016
    £0.99

    Martinmas is the fourth instalment of 1588: A Calendar of Crime, a collection of short stories published in step with the sixteenth century calendar. In St Salvator’s college at the start of the academic year a young student claims that he...

  • E-Book | Pub: 09 Aug 2016
    £0.99

    Lammas is the third instalment of 1588: A Calendar of Crime, a collection of short stories published in step with the sixteenth century calendar. Lammas day, a day of celebration for some. Elspet, a serving girl at the harbour inn has been told for...

  • E-Book | Pub: 19 May 2016
    £0.99

    Whitsunday is the second instalment of 1588: A Calendar of Crime, a collection of short stories published in step with the sixteenth century calendar. When a Lord Justice is found dead within the grounds of St Leonard’s College an unfortunate...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £12.99

    On a hillside near Ballachulish in the Scottish Highlands in May 1752 a rider is assassinated by a gunman. The murdered man is Colin Campbell, a government agent travelling to nearby Duror where he’s evicting farm tenants to make way for his...

  • E-Book | Pub: 09 Mar 2016
    £0.99

    Candlemas is the first instalment of 1588: A Calendar of Crime, a collection of short stories published in step with the sixteenth century calendar. On Candlemas eve an apprentice candle maker finds his master, John Blair, dead in his workshop, and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £14.99

    Red kites were once Britain’s most common bird of prey. By the early 1900s they’d been wiped out in Scotland and England following centuries of ruthless persecution. When some reintroduced kites began roosting on their 1,400-acre farm at...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £9.99

    The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of 420 million years of Scottish history and achievement. Involving a...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Mar 2014
    £4.99

    In the house of a Roman Catholic bishop a man lies in a pool of blood. Out in the bishop’s diocese the quiet life of parish priest Father Vincent Ross is about to be thrown into turmoil by a terrifying revelation. There are ugly scandals being...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jul 2012
    £4.99

    What begins as a straightforward holiday weekend for Sir Edward Leithen in a splendid stately home in the Cotswolds soon turns into something altogether different when one of Lady Flambard’s other guests, the enigmatic Professor Moe, enlists...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Feb 2019
    £7.99

    During a trip to China, Paul and Christine experience the nightmare of every parent: their four year old son is threatened with kidnap. The only safe place for the family is the US embassy in Beijing, but they are two thousand miles away, with the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 08 Jun 2017
    £9.99

    The European Game is an adventure. Over three months Dan Fieldsend travelled the continent discovering the methods for success used at some of the biggest clubs in Europe, from Ajax and Juventus, to Feyenoord, Inter Milan, Bayern Munch, Benfica,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
    £6.99

    After the death of leading haematologist Professor Anstruther, antiquarian book dealer Anthony Sparrow is tasked with clearing out his mansion of its books and papers. He soon begins to question the real circumstances of the old man’s death: was...

  • E-Book | Pub: 20 Apr 2015
    £5.99

    In the grey streets of Glasgow, Martin is dreaming of the mist-shrouded islands of his youth. Behind her desk in the travel agency his wife Jean dreams of faraway places in the sun that beckon from the brochures. Their marriage frays in the silence...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 Jul 2017
    £5.99

    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 May 2014
    £7.99

    Cairngorms: A Secret History is a series of journeys exploring barely known human and natural stories of the Cairngorm Mountains. It looks at a unique British landscape, its last great wilderness, with new eyes. History combines with travelogue in a...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2017
    £5.99

    After more than thirty years in London, recently widowed Thomas Imbalil returns to India.  He spends his first months in uncluttered isolation in his house overlooking the Arabian Sea, in a small village in Kerala.  But when he agrees to look...

  • E-Book | Pub: 20 Oct 2016
    £9.99

    This is the second volume of Kenneth Roy’s magisterial trilogy on the history of Scotland since the Second World War. The first volume, The Invisible Spirit: A Life of Post-War Scotland 1945-75, was met with immediate acclaim. This new volume...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Mar 2016
    £4.99

    On an island like no other, populated by writers, the annual Brilliant & Forever Festival is a much anticipated event; its participants a story away from either glory or infamy. This year, three best friends – two human, one alpaca –...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
    £8.99

    The Book of Lost Books is a book of stories involving kings, heretics, untimely interruptions and back room deals, falling tortoises and fairy princesses, train crashes and war atrocities, bravery, cowardice, rent boys, chamber maids, love, quests,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Mar 2020
    £2.99

    When the body of a man in eighteenth-century Highland dress is discovered on the site of the Battle of Culloden, journalist Rebecca Connolly takes up the story for the Chronicle. Meanwhile, a film being made about the ’45 Rebellion has enraged the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Nov 2013
    £7.99

    The house was extraordinarily peaceful as if by an act of will I had banished all the fertile ghosts. It had an unearthly calm as if I were floating on a dumb sea of solitude. I found myself humming to myself as if I had come to the silence of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 28 Sep 2012
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    The Fab Four: George, John, Paul and Ringo, a quartet of working-class kids whose magical songs and revolutionary influence still inspires four decades on. More has been written about The Beatles than any other rock group in history and it is...

  • E-Book | Pub: 16 Apr 2015
    £4.99

    Russia, 1943. A girl from Leningrad, a soldier from Venice, stand together on the edge of wilderness. He is a shadow of a man, trapped behind wire, an enemy in her land. She takes something from her pocket, slips her hand through the wire, and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Jun 2013
    £5.99

    Britain’s first flying machine was trailed in Perthshire in 1907 and ever since – whether at war or in peacetime – Scotland has been in the frontline of British military aviation. In Tartan Air Force Deborah Lake investigates...

  • E-Book | Pub: 22 Feb 2015
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    Lewisman Donald S Murray tells in his inimitable verse and prose Stornoway’s story from the days when Mesolithic people sheltered there to its present-day life as a bustling, modern harbour, casting light on men and boats, native herring girls...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Dec 2012
    £9.99

    In 1612, George Sinclair, an illegitimate son of a Caithness laird, became a Norwegian national hero. Along with almost 300 of his followers, Sinclair was killed in an ambush in Norway while marching to join the king of Sweden’s army. Sinclair...

  • E-Book | Pub: 11 Aug 2016
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    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £6.99

    This title is now a major Hollywood film starring Robert Carlyle and Billy Boyd. Ian Robertson Hamilton was an unknown law student at Glasgow University until Christmas Eve 1950. On that night, assisted by Alan Stewart, Gavin Vernon and Kay...

  • E-Book | Pub: 11 May 2017
    £4.99

    Steve has had enough – enough of cyber-bullies, enough of adults messing up the world. Sharp-witted Fran and her brother worry-wart Dan feel exactly the same. And so, along with his dog Nessie, Steve and the FranDan twins leave town in the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Dec 2015
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    Through most of eight hundred years, Somerled of Argyll has been variously denounced as an intractable rebel against his rightful king and esteemed as the honoured ancestor of the later medieval Lord of the Isles, but he can be recognised now as a...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2016
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    It’s 1989, and Jim Daley is now a fully-fledged detective constable, working in the heart of Glasgow. When ruthless gangster James Machie’s accountant, known as the Magician, is found stabbed to death in a multi-storey car park it’s clear all...

  • E-Book | Pub: 20 Oct 2016
    £14.99

    This is an astonishing true tale of espionage, journeys in disguise, secret messages, double agents, assassinations and sexual intrigue. Alexander Burnes was one of the most accomplished spies Britain ever produced and the main antagonist of the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 14 May 2015
    £12.99

    This is the true story of Sikkim, a tiny Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas that survived the end of the British Empire only to be annexed by India in 1975.It tells the remarkable tale of Thondup Namgyal, the last King of Sikkim, and his American...

  • E-Book | Pub: 12 Aug 2011
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    Sick Heart River is John Buchan’s most powerful novel and his last, completed days before his death. It was published posthumously in 1941. Buchan’s rich descriptions of the rugged Canadian Northwest Territories are influenced by his...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2012
    £9.99

    The Royal Navy has always been seen as an English institution, despite a large Scottish contribution, from Admiral Duncan at Camperdown in 1797 to Andrew Cunningham in the Second World War. The Royal Navy’s most dramatic effect on Scotland,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £6.99

    Michael Krupa was born into a poor family in south-west Poland, and in his teens was accepted into a Jesuit seminary. He ran away before taking his final vows and joined the army. Soon afterwards, the German tanks rolled into Poland and easily...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
    £6.99

    On August 1, 1914, on the eve of World War I, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his hand-picked crew embarked in HMS Endurance from London’s West India Dock, for an expedition to the Antarctic. It was to turn into one of the most breathtaking survival...

  • E-Book | Pub: 16 Jun 2015
    £7.99

    The People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI) is an Iranian opposition movement in exile and the key component of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. Regarded as a terrorist organization in the EU until 2009, and in the USA and Canada until...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Feb 2012
    £4.99

    July, 1700, Rome. Atto Melani – once a celebrated castrato soprano, now a spy in the service of King Louis XIV, the Sun King – mingles with other high-ranking guests at the villa of Cardinal Spada. Despite being there to celebrate the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 30 Jul 2012
    £4.99

    The moving story of a woman sending her pilot son away to fight in the Second World War – from one of Scotland’s bestselling, best-loved storytellers Nancy MacLeod’s great-great-grandfather brought his family to Cape Breton, Nova...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2012
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  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Aug 2021
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    ‘An intriguing Highland mystery peopled with quirky characters and peppered with wit’ – Times Crime Club, Pick of the Week ‘[a] compelling thriller, laced with dark humour’ – Sunday Post  In 1752, Seamus...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £8.99

    Twelve-year-old Ko Bo Bo lives with his uncle U Ba in Kalaw, a town in Burma. An unusually perceptive child, Bo Bo can read people’s emotions in their eyes. This acute sensitivity only makes his unconventional home life more difficult: His father...

  • E-Book | Pub: 12 Nov 2020
    £20.00

    When Jacobite enthusiast Michael Nevin successfully bid for a handwritten letter and memorandum by Bonnie Prince Charlie at an auction, little did he realise he had come into possession of material that would change our view of history. Written in...

  • Hardback | Pub: 15 Jul 2021
    £12.99

    Once upon a time in Botswana there was a little girl called Precious, who grew up to become a famous detective. But even as a young girl she had an extraordinary ability to solve mysteries. This volume contains all her first adventures, from the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 17 Dec 2020
    £6.99

    ‘A fabulous distillation of all the joy and bitterness, hurt and humour of an extraordinary man… I doubt there will be a better written, more interesting or important book published in Scotland this year’ – Daily...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £14.99

    Polly Pullar has had a passion for red squirrels since childhood. As a wildlife rehabilitator, she knows the squirrel on a profoundly personal level and has hand-reared numerous litters of orphan kits, eventually returning them to the wild. In this...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £8.99

    A SUNDAY POST TOP PICK FOR SUMMER READING ‘This latest DCI Daley thriller is deftly plotted and peopled with sympathetically drawn local characters and satisfyingly nuanced local wrongdoers’ – Irish Independent When a light aircraft...

  • E-Book | Pub: 19 Mar 2015
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    What would America have been without the Scots? Andrew Carnegie, the humble weaver’s son who went there to become the world’s richest man, thought it might have been ‘a poor show’. This book is an unapologetic celebration of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 04 Apr 2013
    £7.49

    Two clubs, dedicated to proclaiming the joys of libertine sex, thrived in mid and late 18th-century Scotland. The Beggar’s Benison (1732), starting from local roots in Fife, became large and sprawling, with branches in Edinburgh, Glasgow...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
    £4.99

    Brunch should evoke a sense of pleasure and relaxation – and perhaps also the temptation to try something new. Food writer and broadcaster Ghillie Basan offers 50 recipes in seven themed sections: brunch in a bowl, brunch with eggs, brunch on...

  • E-Book | Pub: 31 Oct 2017
    £5.99

    Dark Encounters is a collection of classic and elegantly unsettling ghost stories first published in 1963. A spine-tingling collection, these tales are set in the brooding landscape of Scotland, with an air of historic authenticity – often...

  • Calendar | Pub: 27 May 2021
    £9.99

    Following the continued success of the 2021 Scottish Maps Calendar, Birlinn is once again proud to collaborate with the National Library of Scotland. This new calendar features more of the most beautiful maps of Scotland ever made. From the very...

  • Calendar | Pub: 15 Jul 2021
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    The Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of 420 million years of Scottish history and achievement. Involving over a thousand volunteer stitchers who worked on 160 separate panels, the Tapestry is one of the biggest community arts...

  • Calendar | Pub: 27 May 2021
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    This calendar features distinctive full-colour paintings by one of Scotland’s best-loved authors and artists and is a wonderful celebration of the extraordinary natural beauty of the Hebrides throughout the seasons. Mairi Hedderwick’s drawings,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 27 May 2021
    £12.99

    This hardback desk diary is illustrated throughout with Mairi Hedderwick’s beautiful sketches of the Hebrides through the seasons. Featuring distinctive full-colour paintings by one of Scotland’s best-loved authors and artists, this exquisite...

  • Hardback | Pub: 27 May 2021
    £7.99

    This hardback pocket diary is illustrated throughout with Mairi Hedderwick’s beautiful sketches of the Hebrides through the seasons. Featuring distinctive full-colour paintings by one of Scotland’s best-loved authors and artists, this exquisite...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £6.99

    Pip lives on island and is the captain of his boat Puffin, which he sails to the mainland to collect the things that the islanders need. One beautiful morning Pip and his crew set off as usual, but when they reach the mainland they learn that the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 22 Jul 2021
    £30.00

    The Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish history and achievement, from the end of the last Ice Age to Dolly the Sheep and Andy Murry’s Wimbledon victory of 2013. The 1000+ stitches spent a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £12.99

    His name and image are everywhere – from Bank of Scotland fivers to the bizarre monument in Edinburgh’s city centre. Scott-land presumes that the reader will have only a hazy awareness of Sir Walter Scott, and, although Stuart Kelly will...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 Oct 2011
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    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 25 Jan 2018
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    WINNER OF THE SALTIRE SOCIETY HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 Next morning at about 6 o’clock my mother wakened us to say there had been a shipwreck and bodies were being washed ashore. My father had gone with others to look for survivors … I...

  • E-Book | Pub: 30 Jul 2012
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    Hadrian’s Wall is the largest, most spectacular and one of the most enigmatic historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches its vast scale: a land wall running 73 miles from east to west and a sea wall stretching at least 26 miles down...

  • E-Book | Pub: 28 Sep 2012
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    During the first millennium AD the most northerly part of Britain evolved into the country known today as Scotland. The transition was a long process of social and political change driven by the ambitions of powerful warlords. At first these men...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Aug 2011
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    On the brink of the First World War, Scotland was regarded throughout the British Isles as ‘the workshop of the Empire’. Not only were Clyde-built ships known the world over, Scotland produced half of Britain’s total production of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £7.99

    Modern communications have driven motorways and pylons through the countryside, dwarfed us with TV and telephone masts and drastically altered the way in which we move around, see and understand Scotland. Recent politics and logistics have...

  • E-Book | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
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    Rita Wainwright’s love affair with Barry Sullivan is flamboyant enough to deserve a dramatic ending, so that when the pair of them vanish over a cliff one rainy night, leaving a farewell note for Rita’s husband, no one doubts for a moment that...

  • E-Book | Pub: 12 Sep 2012
    £4.99

    The Jacobite army marches into England and Alistair Maclean, close confident of Charles Edward Stewart embarks on a secret mission to raise support for the cause in the west. He soon begins to suspect someone close to the Prince is passing...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Jun 2013
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    A Scots Quair is revolutionary – innovative in its form, deft and humorous in its use of the Scots language, courageous in its characterisation and politics. Central to the trilogy is Chris Guthrie, one of the most remarkable female characters...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Nov 2015
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    In this beguiling book, Alexander McCall Smith casts his eye over five chanced-upon photographs from the era of black-and-white photography and imagines the stories behind them. Who were those people, what were their stories, why are they smiling,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 02 Nov 2017
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    Val was working as a land girl when the Americans arrived at the nearby airfield in 1944. Mike, a young American airman, came into her life soon after, and so too did Peter Woodhouse, a dog badly treated on a neighbouring farm and taken in by her...

  • E-Book | Pub: 09 May 2019
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    Paul Stewart has returned to Scotland to continue his successful career. His agent and girlfriend, Gloria, has arranged for him to write The Philosophy of Food in Six Easy Chapters, a project he relishes but that will have to be delivered in six...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Sep 2016
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    In September 2014, with the Scottish independence referendum, the United Kingdom came close to being broken apart after three centuries as one of the most successful political unions in history. Yet despite a conclusive No vote, the SNP took almost...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2021
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    THE JURA EDITION with new introduction by Alex Massie ‘For him Jura was home’ – Richard Blair on his father George Orwell ‘The book of the twentieth century . . . haunts us with an ever-darker relevance’ – Ben...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £8.99

    The Great Tapestry of Scotland is one of the most ambitious community arts projects ever undertaken. The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, it was created by a team of over a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
    £9.99

    Shortlisted for the The Great Outdoors Awards – Outdoor Book of the Year 2020 Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature 2020 There are strange relics hidden across Scotland’s landscape: forgotten places that are...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Jan 2021
    £4.99

    1947. In a damp, run-down farmhouse on the island of Jura, George Orwell is embarking on his greatest work: Nineteen Eighty-Four. Forty-four years old and suffering from the tuberculosis that will eventually take his life, this book is his legacy...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £8.99

    All over the world people associate the bagpipes with Scotland. In this informative and entertaining book Stuart McHardy introduces Scotland’s national instrument – its history, development and repertoire – and examines the part...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
    £9.99

    When Mike Tomkies moved to a remote cottage on the shores of Loch Shiel in the West Highlands of Scotland, he found a place which was to provide him with the most profound wilderness experience of his life. Accessible only by boat, the cottage he...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
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    Mairi Hedderwick embarks on a six-month-long journey to 40 islands from Arran to Lewis, recounting her pilgrimage around the archipelago of the Western Isles with which she has had a lifelong love affair. Filled with wit and wisdom that is matched...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
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    This is the ideal guide to the whole route, so rich in history and natural beauty. Designed to be used by walkers on the Path or visitors to any point along it, it introduces a wealth of castles, churches, harbours, monuments and red-roofed...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Nov 2020
    £4.99

    The Arbroath Smokie is one of Scotland’s best loved traditional fish delicacies, taking its name from the small coastal town in the county of Angus it has been on the menu for a thousand years. Unlike its famous fishy relatives, Finnan Haddies...

  • E-Book | Pub: 28 May 2020
    £60.00

    The archipelagic kingdoms of Man and the Isles that flourished from the last quarter of the eleventh century down to the middle of the thirteenth century represent two forgotten kingdoms of the medieval British Isles. They were ruled by powerful...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
    £16.99

    ‘one of the year’s most exciting releases’ – The Herald China is building the world’s first digital totalitarian state, a system of hitherto unimaginable social and political control. Internet freedom has been eliminated and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
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    ‘Hauntingly delicious’ – Sunday Post Bitterhall is a story of obsession told between three unreliable narrators. Daniel, Órla and Tom share a flat and narrate the intersections of their lives, from future-world 3D printing...

  • Hardback | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
    £12.99

    SIGNED EDITION What really counts in this life? For the writer, Alexander McCall Smith, it is friendship and love – themes that crop up time and again in his novels. And it is these themes that he explores in this collection of poems. In this...

  • Book | Pub: 06 Aug 2020
    £9.99

    SIGNED EDITION Stories do not have to be long. In the space of a couple of sentences – or even a page or two – we may see the human heart exposed in a way that is more powerful than occurs in many much longer narratives. In Tiny Tales Alexander...

  • E-Book | Pub: 09 Jun 2019
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    From the winner of the 2018 Writers’ Guild Award Vanish to a different land with Sissy Olikara. Sissy is twelve years old, living with her parents and baby brother on a school campus outside Lusaka. It is 1978, and the political situation in...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
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    Andy Bollen has created a fantasy football museum to collect together a treasure trove of Scottish football exhibits that ranges from Jimmy Johnstone’s oar to Aggie the tea lady’s trolley. Learn why Puskas and Socrates should’ve been...

  • E-Book | Pub: 08 Nov 2019
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    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...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £16.99

    After Highland shepherd Colvin Munro disappears, a mysterious trail of his possessions is found in the Cairngorm mountains. Writing the eulogy for his memorial years later, his foundling-sister Mo seeks to discover why he vanished. Younger brother...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £5.99

    In Pianos and Flowers we are invited, through the medium of sepia images, to glimpse a world long departed. In these stories, inspired by long-lost photographs, the lives of the people in the frame are imagined and then explored, layer by layer....

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2012
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    The Scottish Enlightenment was one of the greatest intellectual and cultural movements that the world has ever seen. Its legacy in philosophy, history, science, music, art, architecture, economics, and many other disciplines cannot be overstated....

  • E-Book | Pub: 22 Sep 2015
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    From the Ice Age to the recent Scottish Referendum, historian and author Alistair Moffat explores the history of the Scottish nation. As well as focusing on key moments in the nation’s history such as the Battle of Bannockburn and the Jacobite...

  • E-Book | Pub: 27 Jul 2017
    £5.99

    The Highland Clearances are a well-documented episode in Scotland’s past but they were not unique. The process began in the Scottish Lowlands nearly a century before, when tens of thousands of people – significantly more than were later exiled...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
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    History has always mattered to Scots, and rarely more so than now at the outset of a new century, with a new census appearing in 2011 and after more than ten years of a new parliament. An almost limitless archive of our history lies hidden inside...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
    £9.99

    The Highland Clearances stands out as one of the most emotive chapters in the history of Scotland.This book traces the origins of the Clearances from the eighteenth century to their culmination in the crofting legislation of the 1880s. In...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Mar 2021
    £9.99

    A Times Bestseller Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for UK Nature Writing 2020 Desperate to connect with his native Galloway, Patrick Laurie plunges into work on his family farm in the hills of southwest Scotland. Investing in the oldest and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Feb 2021
    £12.99

    In a career spanning forty years, Angus Roxburgh lived and worked in Russia as a literary translator, as Moscow correspondent of the Sunday Times and the BBC, and as a media consultant to the Kremlin. He witnessed Russian history unfolding at first...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
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    In this new Selected Poems, Kathleen Jamie explores the multi-faceted world of George Mackay Brown’s Orkney, the poet’s lifelong home and inspiration. George Mackay Brown’s concerns were the ancestral world, the communalities of work, the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
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    George Mackay Brown was a master of the short story form and produced a steady stream of short fiction collections, starting with A Calendar of Love (1967) and include A Time to Keep (1969) and Hawkfall (1974), as well as his poetry collections and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 13 May 2013
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    The Declaration of Arbroath, 6 April, 1320, is one of the most remarkable documents to have been produced anywhere in medieval Europe. Signed by 51 Scottish nobles, it confirms Scotland’s status as an independent sovereign state with the right to...

  • E-Book | Pub: 14 May 2020
    £4.99

    You can’t change your past. You can only use the experiences you live through to make your future better, wiser. Anna and her best friend George meet every week to remember, to sigh, to laugh, to reminisce about their moments of glory, guilt and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 13 May 2013
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    Attitudes to food and cooking have undergone a radical transformation in recent years, and the concept of using local produce has revolutionised the culinary world. Nowhere has this been taken up more enthusiastically than in Scotland, which boasts...

  • E-Book | Pub: 16 Jul 2015
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    This collection of essays explores more than five centuries of Scottish-Polish interactions. It focuses on the two main moments of contact: the early modern experiences of Scottish pedlars, merchants, mercenaries and diplomats in the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 18 Oct 2018
    £9.99

    Scotland’s history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. This book takes a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life, as experienced by women down the centuries. From the saintly but severe...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Aug 2011
    £8.99

    Who owns Scotland? How did they get it? What happened to all the common land in Scotland? Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference? Can we get our common good land back? In this book, Andy Wightman updates the statistics of landownership in...

  • E-Book | Pub: 20 May 2017
    £4.99

    The ever-expanding world of whisky can be a daunting one, with a deluge of new brands, distilleries and literature on the subject making it all but impossible for the amateur whisky drinker to find their way.  Blair Bowman provides a compact and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Oct 2014
    £9.99

    Polly Pullar tells the fascinating tale of one of the Hebrides unique thriving small communities through the colourful anecdotes of Lawrence MacEwen, whose family have owned the island since 1896. A wonderfully benevolent, and eccentric character,...

  • Book | Pub: 17 Nov 2020
    £35.00

    Give the perfect gift this holiday with our exclusive signed bundle from Alexander McCall Smith. In this set you will get 3 beautiful hardback editions for a specially discounted price, all signed by McCall Smith himself. Save £5+ and free...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £9.99

    After giving up a hectic life as a journalist in Europe and Hollywood in the late 1960s to return to his boyhood love of nature, Mike Tomkies moved to Eilean Shona, a remote island off the west coast of Scotland. There he rebuilt an abandoned croft...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
    £9.99

    Busby’s Last Crusade is the never to be forgotten fable of Manchester United’s rise from the ashes of Munich in 1958 to the European Cup win 10 years later … and the humble Scot who led them there. With words from best-selling author Jeff...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
    £9.99

    Longlisted for The Highland Book Prize 2020 Fourteen centuries ago, Irish saints brought the Word of God to the Hebrides and Scotland’s Atlantic shore. These ‘white martyrs’ sought solitude, remoteness, even harshness, in places apart from the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
    £6.99

    LONDON, 1942. A killer going by the name of ‘Crimson Jack’ is stalking the wartime streets of London, murdering women on the exact dates of the infamous Jack the Ripper killings of 1888. Has the Ripper somehow returned from the grave? Is...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
    £4.99

    It’s December 1967, and the town of Kinloch is cut off by heavy snow. With all roads closed, the only way to feed and water the townsfolk is for the fishing fleet to sail to Girvan for much needed supplies. But the skipper of the Girl Maggie,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
    £8.99

    Advantage Play tells the dramatic stories of the key technological breakthroughs in four thousand years of sporting history used to gain an advantage in sport. Novel materials are never far away: rubber for rugby and tennis balls, carbon fibre for...

  • E-Book | Pub: 26 Oct 2017
    £9.99

    On 21 March 1918 Germany initiated one of the most ferocious and offensives of the First World War. During the so-called Kaiserschlacht, German troops advanced on allied positions in a series of ferocious attacks which caused massive casualties,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Oct 2015
    £9.99

    Winner of Saltire Scottish History Book of the Year 2016 They would be better dead, they said, than set adrift upon the world. But set adrift they were – thousands of them, their communities destroyed, their homes demolished and burned. Such...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £3.99

    ‘There is not a dull page from start to finish’ – Alexander McCall Smith ‘this is a really accomplished debut: atmospheric, detailed, and hitting every requirement for a satisfying crime novel’ – Waterstones ‘The...

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 Nov 2020
    £9.99

    This beautifully-written memoir tells the story of the first part of a life lived between Scotland, England and three countries half a world away: Burma, as it then was, India and Pakistan. Having been born in Burma, Neil Swan spent his early years...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £9.99

    In a life stranger than any fiction, Grace O’Malley, daughter of a clan chief in the far west of Ireland, went from marriage at fifteen to piracy on the high seas. She soon had a fleet of galleys under her commander, but her three decades of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Mar 2021
    £12.99

    Vibrating with endeavours for Britain’s effort against the might of Nazi Germany, Clydebank was – in hindsight – an obvious target for the attentions of the Luftwaffe. When, on the evening of 13 March 1941, the authorities first detected...

  • E-Book | Pub: 27 Jul 2017
    £6.99

    All over the world traditional tales used to be told at the fireseide until their place came to be taken by books, newspapers, radio and television. This is an entertaining collection from Scotland, recorded and collected by researchers from the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Mar 2021
    £14.99

    Shortlisted for the Military History Matters Book of the Year Award, 2020 This is the first modern history for general readers of the entire Jacobite movement in Scotland, England and Ireland, from the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 that drove...

  • Hardback | Pub: 18 Mar 2021
    £20.00

    In 1995 the National Trust for Scotland acquired Mar Lodge Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms. Home to over 5,000 species, this vast expanse of Caledonian woodlands, subarctic mountains, bogs, moors, roaring burns and frozen lochs could be a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Jan 2021
    £7.99

    THE JURA EDITION with new introduction by Alex Massie ‘For him Jura was home’ – Richard Blair on his father George Orwell ‘The book of the twentieth century . . . haunts us with an ever-darker relevance’ – Ben...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £9.99

    Muhammad Ali is one of the most remarkable sports personalities and celebrities of our time. He is a legend who transcended boxing and rose above all sport. A man of mythic proportions, Ali rose to become a prominent feature of our cultural...

  • E-Book | Pub: 09 Jul 2020
    £4.99

    Ardnish, the Highlands of Scotland, 1944. On his deathbed, Donald John Gillies sends for a priest to hear his last confession. During his 85 years he has witnessed much – world wars, the loss of family through death and emigration, and the daily...

  • E-Book | Pub: 13 Aug 2020
    £7.99

    Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2021 for Writing on Global Conservation Climate change is the greatest challenge to humankind today. While the coronavirus sheds a light on the vulnerability of our interconnected world, the effects of global...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £20.00

    One of the Daily Telegraph‘s 20 Books Perfect for Travel Scotland has its rugged Hebrides; Ireland its cliff-girt Arans; Wales its Island of Twenty Thousand Saints. And what has England got? The isles of Canvey, Sheppey, Wight and Dogs,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 24 Sep 2020
    £18.99

    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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 Feb 2021
    £14.99

    James Baldwin was born into the squalor of a Harlem tenement and transcended an early life of setbacks and racism. A storefront preacher at the age of fourteen, he supported his entire family – mother and eight siblings – before he began...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
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    Ex-Special Forces medic Dr Steven Dunbar has left his job with the Sci-Med Inspectorate and now works for a pharmaceutical company. Against his will, he is persuaded to return to Sci-Med when a number of people die in suspicious circumstances,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 24 Jun 2013
    £5.99

    In “Kidnapped” (1886) and later fiction such as “The Master of Ballantrae” (1888), Stevenson examined some of the extreme and contrary currents of Scotland’s past, often projecting a dualism of both personality and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 19 May 2016
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    When India became independent in 1947, the general view, which has prevailed until now, is that Britain had been steadily working for an amicable transfer of power for decades. In this book Walter Reid argues that nothing could be further from the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Oct 2019
    £20.00

    Shortlisted for the Military History Matters Book of the Year Award, 2020 This is the first modern history for general readers of the entire Jacobite movement in Scotland, England and Ireland, from the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 that drove...

  • E-Book | Pub: 25 Aug 2012
    £3.99

    A long-forgotten promise made by Richard Hannay finds him honour-bound to resolve a violent vendetta in which the lives of a young father and his daughter are in danger from unscrupulous and desperate men. Hannay sets out on a high-octane chase from...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jul 2011
    £4.99

    In 1925, John Buchan published his second most famous novel, John Macnab; three high-flying men – a barrister, a cabinet minister and a banker – are suffering from boredom. They concoct a plan to cure it. They inform three Scottish...

  • E-Book | Pub: 11 Apr 2019
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    Jane Haining was undoubtedly one of Scotland’s heroines. A farmer’s daughter from Galloway in south-west Scotland, Jane went to work at the Scottish Jewish Mission School in Budapest in 1932, where she was a boarding school matron in charge of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Sep 2020
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    The collapse in January 2018 of the construction giant Carillion, outsourcer of huge Government building contracts, is one of the great financial scandals of modern times. When it folded it had only £29 million in the bank and debts and other...

  • E-Book | Pub: 02 Jul 2020
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    ‘Sweaty, seedy fun’ – Ian Rankin A CRIME READERS ASSOCIATION Read of the Month When Daniella Coulstoun’s estranged mother Effie dies in Spain under suspicious circumstances, she feels it’s her duty to fly out for the funeral. On...

  • E-Book | Pub: 12 Sep 2012
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    After distinguished service in the First World War, Richard Hannay settles into peaceful domesticity with his wife Mary and their young son. However, news comes to him of three kidnappings. With no more than a few tantalisingly cryptic lines of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Sep 2011
    £6.99

    Scotland is a land of many languages – Gaelic, Norse, Pictish, Brythonic, Anglo Saxon, Modern English and some from before recorded time. The result for the visitor is a confusing series of overlapping layers of place names, difficult to...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Jun 2018
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    Having lost all his money in hare-brained get-rich-quick schemes, old Angus Campbell has nothing to leave his heirs but the proceeds of his life insurance policies. After he falls to his death from a locked bedchamber in the tower of Shira Castle in...

  • E-Book | Pub: 30 Jul 2020
    £1.49

    When Daniella Coulstoun, a claims assistant for a major insurance company, takes a call from a man who declares he will be dead within the hour, she dismisses him as a crank and doesn’t report the call. But when a dead body is found in the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Sep 2020
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    Miami, 1963. A young boy from Louisville, Kentucky, is on the path to becoming the greatest sportsman of all time. Cassius Clay is training in the 5th Street Gym for his heavyweight title clash against the formidable Sonny Liston. He is beginning to...

  • E-Book | Pub: 02 Feb 2012
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    It is the late seventeenth century and still the movement of the planets remains a mystery despite the revolutionary work of Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei and Tycho Brahe almost a hundred years previously. Edmond Halley – dynamic adventurer...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £4.99

    At the dawn of the 17th century, it was believed that the Sun revolved around the Earth. Yet some men knew that the Heavens did not move as they should and began to believe exactly the opposite – a heresy punishable by being burned alive. The...

  • E-Book | Pub: 17 Sep 2020
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    Every debate about the Scottish constitution should include the topic of Scottish Home Rule, and if there is to be another referendum in Scotland then Home Rule should definitely be one of the options on the ballot paper. Home Rule is not widely...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
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    The book that fans of the Skids, Big Country and the Raphaels have been waiting for – a critical perspective not only of Adamson’s music and its wider cultural influence, but also the excesses of fame and how the music business really...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Sep 2020
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    In 1971 Alec Crawford is determined to make his fortune from ship salvage. Early attempts lead nowhere until he teams up with a new partner, Simon Martin. Diving in Hebridean waters, they explore remains of the Spanish Armada, and the wreck of the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Sep 2020
    £18.00

    Shortlisted for the 2021 Lakeland Book of the Year Firths and estuaries are liminal places, where land meets sea and tides meet freshwater. Their unique ecosystems support a huge range of marine and other wildlife: human activity too is profoundly...

  • E-Book | Pub: 21 May 2020
    £8.99

    Shortlisted for the The Great Outdoors Awards – Outdoor Book of the Year 2020 Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature 2020 There are strange relics hidden across Scotland’s landscape: forgotten places that are...

  • E-Book | Pub: 13 May 2013
    £5.99

    Golf clubs, the length and breadth of the UK, are hotbeds for debate. Go into any clubhouse on a Saturday afternoon and you’ll find people arguing the virtues of links golf over parkland or Stableford over medal play. Every time a golf...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Sep 2011
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    Recently returned from South Africa, adventurer Richard Hannay is bored with life, but after a chance encounter with an American who informs him of an assassination plot and is then promptly murdered in Hannay’s London flat, he becomes the obvious...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Mar 2020
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    In 2016 Scottish writer Iain Maloney and his Japanese wife Minori moved to a village in rural Japan. This is the story of his attempt to fit in, be accepted and fulfil his duties as a member of the community, despite being the only foreigner in the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 04 Jun 2020
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    Voted Culture NL’s Book of the Year for 2020 Teenager Alison Doig disappeared from Kinloch over thirty years ago under mysterious circumstances. Her reclusive family still live in a remote part of the Kintyre peninsula, amidst rumours of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Mar 2013
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    Winner of the 2013 Indies Choice Honor Award A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present. When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Feb 2012
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    “Inside The Wicker Man” is a treat for all cinemagoers, exhaustively researched and achieving a near-perfect balance between history, trivia and serious analysis. Allan Brown describes the filming and distribution of the cult masterpiece...

  • E-Book | Pub: 28 Sep 2012
    £8.99

    In 1995 Bank of Scotland celebrated 300 years as Britain’s oldest commercial bank. Voted ‘most admired bank’, respected by competitors, applauded by investors and trusted by customers, it looked forward to the next three hundred....

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
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    1579, St. Andrews. A thirteen-year old boy meets his death on the streets of the university city of St. Andrews and suspicion falls upon one of the regents at the university, Nicholas Colp. Hew Cullan, a young lawyer recently returned home from...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jul 2012
    £3.99

    After selling his business, rich middle-aged merchant Dickson McCunn decides to set out on a walking holiday in the Scottish Borders. There he meets a young English poet, and both soon become embroiled in the plot of an international gang to capture...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Feb 2012
    £4.99

    11 September 1683, Rome. Rome is a city on a knife-edge. The citizens wait anxiously for news of the outcome of the Battle of Vienna, as the Islamic forces of the Ottoman Empire lay siege to the defenders of Catholic Europe. Meanwhile a suspected...

  • E-Book | Pub: 11 Aug 2016
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    Anne Cholawo was a typical 80s career girl working in a busy London advertising agency, when in 1989, holidaying in Skye, she noticed an advert for a property on the Isle of Soay – ‘Access by courtesy of fishing boat’. She had...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Oct 2017
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    WINNER OF THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE 2018 In the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, was the launch pad of musical pioneers such as Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Al Green and Isaac Hayes, and by 1968 was a city synonymous with...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
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    Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2019 When Scotland’s 1846 potato crop was wiped out by blight, the country was plunged into crisis. In the Hebrides and the West Highlands a huge relief effort came too late to prevent starvation and death....

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 May 2020
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    In June 1940, the Channel Islands becomes the only part of Great Britain to be occupied by Hitler’s forces. Hedy Bercu, a young Jewish girl from Vienna who fled to Jersey two years earlier to escape the Anschluss, finds herself once more entrapped...

  • E-Book | Pub: 14 Feb 2020
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    From being the most dominant club in Scottish football history, Rangers F.C., one of the most famous and powerful names in British sport, was sold to venture capitalist Craig Whyte in 2011 . . . for £1. When Whyte walked through the gates at Ibrox,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 13 Aug 2020
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    Sarah Sutherland wanted to be an archaeologist but now she is struggling to cope with the demands of work and caring for her elderly father, who has his own secret troubles. Her fascination with the past still remains, and she feels a special...

  • E-Book | Pub: 13 Aug 2020
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    Stories do not have to be long. In the space of a couple of sentences – or even a page or two – we may see the human heart exposed in a way that is more powerful than occurs in many much longer narratives. In Tiny Tales Alexander McCall Smith...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Oct 2020
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    What really counts in this life? For the writer, Alexander McCall Smith, it is friendship and love – themes that crop up time and again in his novels. And it is these themes that he explores in this collection of poems. In this book, divided into...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Sep 2020
    £14.99

    This complete collection of Agnes Owens’ five novellas opens with ‘Like Birds in the Wilderness’, a portrait of brickie Mac. He’s a straightforward guy with a talent for laying bricks and a liking for the drink who decides to head to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Nov 2020
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    Gathered in this book are over twenty islands that have decidedly human origins, whether they are the products of imagination, deception or simply human error. They are phantoms, fakes and legends: an archipelago of ex-isles and forgotten...

  • Hardback | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
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    It’s December 1967, and the town of Kinloch is cut off by heavy snow. With all roads closed, the only way to feed and water the townsfolk is for the fishing fleet to sail to Girvan for much needed supplies. But the skipper of the Girl Maggie,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Nov 2020
    £20.00

    Photography was crucial for E. A. Hornel (1864–1933). From 1891 to the end of his career, he built up an extensive photographic collection that was key in making him a successful painter. By analysing this collection, we can examine his ways of...

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 Nov 2020
    £25.00

    When Jacobite enthusiast Michael Nevin successfully bid for a handwritten letter and memorandum by Bonnie Prince Charlie at an auction, little did he realise he had come into possession of material that would change our view of history. Written in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £14.99

    The destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in December 1988 was the largest attack on Britain since World War Two. 259 passengers and 11 townsfolk of Lockerbie were murdered. Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
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    Gunnersaurus, the iconic mascot of Arsenal FC, has gone missing! From crowded stadiums to beach-side five-a-side tournaments, can you find Arsenal’s lucky charm and return him safe to Emirates Stadium? With over 200 characters and items to find,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 Nov 2020
    £17.99

    At the bottom of a sharply descending street – in the topographical sense – in Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town, new residents have moved in to number 44 Scotland Street, joining the already well-known and much-loved denizens of that remarkable...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Sep 2020
    £25.00

    Shortlisted for the 2021 Lakeland Book of the Year Firths and estuaries are liminal places, where land meets sea and tides meet freshwater. Their unique ecosystems support a huge range of marine and other wildlife: human activity too is profoundly...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Sep 2020
    £9.99

    Every debate about the Scottish constitution should include the topic of Scottish Home Rule, and if there is to be another referendum in Scotland then Home Rule should definitely be one of the options on the ballot paper. Home Rule is not widely...

  • Hardback | Pub: 15 Oct 2020
    £12.99

    What really counts in this life? For the writer, Alexander McCall Smith, it is friendship and love – themes that crop up time and again in his novels. And it is these themes that he explores in this collection of poems. In this book, divided into...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Mar 2019
    £8.99

    Compassion, nurturing and pain are at the heart of everyone’s story of mothers and motherhood.  In this book, Matt Hopwood presents a selection of deep, powerful stories of and by mothers which were told openly and bravely to him. Women, men,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Jun 2013
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    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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
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    Val was working as a land girl when the Americans arrived at the nearby airfield in 1944. Mike, a young American airman, came into her life soon after, and so too did Peter Woodhouse, a dog badly treated on a neighbouring farm and taken in by her...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 May 2014
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    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Mar 2016
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    This is the story of when Grand Prix was out of control. Mechanical failure, lethal track design, fire and incompetence snuffed out dozens of eager young drivers, who had become almost expendable. It was the ’60s and early ’70s and this...

  • E-Book | Pub: 28 Sep 2012
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    The Picts were an ancient nation who ruled most of northern and eastern Scotland during the Dark Ages. Despite their historical importance, they remain shrouded in myth and misconception. Absorbed by the kingdom of the Scots in the ninth century,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2012
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    At Scapa Flow on 21 June 1919, there occurred an event unique in naval history. The German High Seas Fleet, one of the most formidable ever built was deliberately sent to the bottom of the sea at the British Grand Fleet’s principal anchorage...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Aug 2012
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    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Jun 2013
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    It is the third summer of the war…On June 15, 1863, Robert Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia slips across the Potomac to begin the invasion of the North. His army is 70,000 strong but mostly unpaid and self-equipped. It has won...

  • E-Book | Pub: 08 Aug 2013
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    From NHS overdose clinics to overrun gardens, talking Cambodian treehouses to the teenage perversion of a young Scot on a French Exchange, Pedersen’s poetry is a rich and fantastical feast of flavours, landscape and language. On the menu is...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Aug 2014
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    For a gentleman seeking more prestigious company amidst the bawdy houses of an eighteenth-century city, the House of Masques provides the perfect no-touch escorts. Girls, highly educated and socially trained, are geisha-like status symbols for...

  • E-Book | Pub: 13 May 2013
    £6.95

    Opened in 1980, the West Highland Way was Scotland’s first Long Distance Route and remains the most popular, with more than 15,000 walkers tackling it each year. It runs from Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow, to Fort William. The 152km route...

  • E-Book | Pub: 27 Apr 2015
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  • E-Book | Pub: 06 Oct 2011
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    On 4 June 1942 one of the most powerful figures of the Nazi regime died in agony from wounds sustained during an assassination attempt in Prague. This is the story of the killing of Reinhard Heydrich, a man of extraordinary intelligence,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 Mar 2014
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    Julia Win, a successful Manhattan lawyer, is at a crossroads in her life. Despite her wealth and privilege, she is exhausted and unhappy – a lost soul. She returns to Burma, the homeland of her father, where she encounters an anguished mother...

  • E-Book | Pub: 23 Nov 2011
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    This is the intimate and revealing autobiography of Margaret Rhodes, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the niece of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into the Scottish aristocracy, into a now almost vanished world of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 May 2011
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    The Colour of Black and White is Liz Lochhead’s first collection of poems for more than a dozen years, and, for her, the most important since the award-winning Dreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems in 1984. The coming of a simple love...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 May 2011
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    Liz Lochhead has built an impressive reputation as poet, playwright and performer attracting a large and admiring public. Dreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems stands as a monument to her early work: four collections Memo for Spring (1972),...

  • E-Book | Pub: 28 Sep 2012
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    Samuel Johnson and James Boswell spent the autumn of 1773 touring through the Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland as far west as the islands of Skye, Raasay, Coll, Mull, Inchkenneth and Iona. Both kept detailed notes of their impressions, and later...

  • E-Book | Pub: 16 Jul 2015
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    Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies’ Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries. Here, in this delightful, new, enchanting tale for children, we see how the young Precious became the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 13 May 2013
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    In ‘Hebridean Sharker’ Tex Geddes describes his exploits during the 1950s as a hunter of basking sharks in the waters of the Minch, between the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Using an adapted whaling harpoon, he and his crew stalked these...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 May 2014
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    When a tiny orphaned bear cub is adopted by Polish soldiers during World War II, little does anyone know that little Wojtek will become one of the bravest fighters of them all. As the soldiers train to take part in some of the fiercest fighting of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 21 May 2012
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    Tales from the Tent continues Jess Smith’s story from the first book in the series, Jessie’s Journey. Jess has left school, and after a miserable spell working in a paper-mill, she abandons the settled life and takes to the roads once...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Jun 2013
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    Faced with the choice between her harsh farming life and the seductive but distant world of books and learning, the spirited Chris Guthrie decides to remain in her rural community. But as the devastation of the First World War leaves her life-and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2012
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    By no means prepared by birth, education or training for leadership, Wallace nevertheless rose to prominence during the Wars of Independence, leading forces which broke the sequence of English victories and re-energising and inspiring his countrymen...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Aug 2011
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    “William Wallace And All That” is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Scotland’s legendary hero. Join Sir William Wallace on his fearsome quest to free the Scots from villainous King Edward and his evil empire....

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Dec 2012
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    Her crime – to speak the truth and refuse to accept the mis-identification of her fingerprint, allegedly found at a murder scene she should not have entered. During those nine years, her case became an international cause celebre during which...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Aug 2011
    £9.99

    The Russian Civil War of 1917-1920, out of which the Soviet Union was born, was one of the most significant events of the twentieth century. The collapse of the Tsarist regime and the failure of the Kerensky Provisional Government nearly led to the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 19 May 2014
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    Musically, culturally and in terms of sheer attitude, The Jesus and Mary Chain stand alone. Their seminal debut album Psychocandy changed the course of popular music with its iconic blend of psychotic white noise, darkly surreal lyrics and pop...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Oct 2012
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    Why did the young Protestant monarch William of Orange fail to make his mark on Scotland? How did a particularly hard-line ‘Protester’ branch of Presbyterianism (the last off-shoot of the Convenanting movement) become the established...

  • E-Book | Pub: 21 Dec 2014
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    James VII and II is one of the least studied monarchs of Scotland, and has previously mostly been studied from an English perspective or as the muddled victim of the revolution of 1688/9 which delivered for Britain much-vaunted political...

  • E-Book | Pub: 13 May 2013
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    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 14 May 2015
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    As an antidote to more sober accounts of Scotland’s history, Ian Crofon offers a colourful chronology of the eccentric, the infamous, the bawdy, the horrific and the hilarious people and events that have spattered across the pages of our...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
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    TV programmes like My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, books like Gypsy Boy and the recent disturbances at Dale Farm have created enormous interest in the history and lifestyle of gypsies. Scottish gypsies, known as travellers, have wandered Scotland’s...

  • E-Book | Pub: 25 Mar 2008
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    The classic folk tales of Scotland were passed down from storyteller to storyteller, and from the first sentence they held the attention of the listeners and readers as though a spell had been cast over them, transporting them to a magical realm...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
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    Alongside the mountain poems from Men on Ice, Order of the Day and Western Swing will be brand new material, facsimiles of previously unpublished material – including his first poem, written in 1972 – and illustrations and material from...

  • E-Book | Pub: 20 Aug 2013
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    A shark fishery based on the tiny Hebridean island of Soay was the beginning of Gavin Maxwell’s enduring love affair with the west coast of Scotland. This, his first book, tells the whole story – the challenge and drama of the shark...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jul 2011
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    From the early fourteenth century to the end of the sixteenth, the Anglo-Scottish borderlands witnessed one of the most intense periods of warfare and disorder ever seen in modern Europe. As a consequence of near-constant conflict between England...

  • E-Book | Pub: 04 Apr 2013
    £12.99

    Between May 1940 and the summer of 1941 the British people expected a German invasion that, had it succeeded, would have enslaved them into the Nazis’ racist war. This period saw an unparalleled effort to prepare the defence of the UK against...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Jun 2014
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    Foreword by Gilberto Silva. The Brazilian game has become synonymous with excellence, success and beautiful, irresistible football. Supporters from every part of the globe are able to recount joyful tales about Brazil’s unmatched achievements,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Jun 2014
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    Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is one of the most iconic players in football, a superstar for Barcelona FC and the greatest name in modern-day Brazilian sport. His journey to the peak of world football has been extraordinary: from a childhood spent...

  • E-Book | Pub: 04 Apr 2013
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    Since 1875 Hibernian Football Club has been an integral part of sporting life in the City of Edinburgh and Port of Leith; its early history up to 1946 has been brilliantly documented in The Making of Hibernian trilogy by Alan Lugton. John...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Aug 2013
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    In 1967, at the age of 23, Elizabeth Laird set off for Addis Ababa to take up her first teaching post. She was introduced to Haile Selassie, made a pilgrimage across the mountains on foot to the ancient city of Lalibela, hitched a ride on an oil...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Apr 2012
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    From the ages of 5 to 15, Jess Smith lived with her parents, sisters and a mongrel dog in an old, blue Bedford bus. They travelled the length and breadth of Scotland, and much of England too, stopping here and there until they were moved on by the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Jun 2014
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    Tom Pow’s beautiful, powerful poems examine the remarkable life of Thomas Watling. Watling was born in Dumfries in September 1762 and raised by a long-suffering maiden aunt. Convicted of forging Bank of Scotland one-guinea notes he was...

  • E-Book | Pub: 12 Sep 2012
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    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 Sep 2013
    £5.99

    The most famous living rock musician on the planet, Paul McCartney is now regarded as a slightly cosy figure, an (inter)national treasure. Back in the 1970s, however, McCartney cut a very different figure. He was, literally, a man on the run....

  • E-Book | Pub: 17 Jun 2014
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    At a country house party Cornelius Appin announces that he has discovered a method by which animals can be taught to speak. His latest pupil is none other than Tobermory, the ginger cat belonging to his hosts, Sir Wilfred and Lady Blemley. As the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 13 May 2013
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    James Boswell’s relish for life, unflinching honesty and wide social contacts make him one of the raciest and most entertaining of all diarists.This is a one-volume edition of the journals he kept while making his living as an advocate in...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Dec 2012
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    Scottish history has been shaped and defined by a series of great battles. John Sadler gives the first full military history of Scotland for many years. From Mons Graupius to Culloden, he shows how terrain and politics shaped the campaigns and...

  • Hardback | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
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    Busby’s Last Crusade is the never to be forgotten fable of Manchester United’s rise from the ashes of Munich in 1958 to the European Cup win 10 years later … and the humble Scot who led them there. With words from best-selling author Jeff...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 May 2021
    £30.00

    The archipelagic kingdoms of Man and the Isles that flourished from the last quarter of the eleventh century down to the middle of the thirteenth century represent two forgotten kingdoms of the medieval British Isles. They were ruled by powerful...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £17.99

    The 1970 World Cup is widely regarded as the greatest ever staged, with more goals per game than any World Cup since. But more than just the proliferation of goals was the quality of the overall football, as some of the finest teams ever to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jul 2020
    £8.99

    The origins of the Scottish clans go back over a thousand years, and for centuries these extended networks of families dominated life in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. The warriors of the clan, fiercely loyal to each other and to their chief,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jul 2020
    £8.99

    An essential read for fans of Outlander During the first half of the eighteenth century, Bonnie Prince Charlie and his diehard supporters – the Jacobites – almost changed the course of British history. Their attempts to drive out the house of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £14.99

    ‘It may perhaps interest you if I mention a few figures in connexion with the construction of the bridge. Its extreme length, including the approach viaduct, is 2,765 yards, one and one-fifth of a mile, and the actual length of the cantilever...

  • Hardback | Pub: 08 Oct 2020
    £20.00

    Longlisted for The Highland Book Prize 2020 Fourteen centuries ago, Irish saints brought the Word of God to the Hebrides and Scotland’s Atlantic shore. These ‘white martyrs’ sought solitude, remoteness, even harshness, in places apart from the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
    £50.00

    Despite seven out of ten people in Scotland choosing cremation, in many ways crematoria are ‘invisible’ buildings, visited only by necessity, and they have not received the attention they deserve. Crematoria present a real challenge for...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Sep 2020
    £17.99

    Miami, 1963. A young boy from Louisville, Kentucky, is on the path to becoming the greatest sportsman of all time. Cassius Clay is training in the 5th Street Gym for his heavyweight title clash against the formidable Sonny Liston. He is beginning to...

  • Hardback | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
    £12.99

    LONDON, 1942. A killer going by the name of ‘Crimson Jack’ is stalking the wartime streets of London, murdering women on the exact dates of the infamous Jack the Ripper killings of 1888. Has the Ripper somehow returned from the grave? Is...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £4.99

    This is the remarkable story of one of the Second World War’s most unusual animal heroes – a 14-stone St Bernard dog who became global mascot for the Royal Norwegian Forces and a symbol of freedom and inspiration for Allied troops...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Aug 2011
    £6.99

    Alistair Moffat’s journey, from the Scottish islands and Scotland, to the English coast, Wales, Cornwall and Ireland, ignores national boundaries to reveal the rich fabric of culture and history of Celtic Britain which still survives...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Jan 2021
    £20.00

    In 1725 an extensive military road and bridge-building programme was implemented by the British crown that would transform 18th-century Scotland. Aimed at pacifying some of her more inaccessible regions and containing the Jacobite threat, General...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £16.99

    Arnold Schwarzenegger – a bodybuilder-turned-real-estate mogul who turned an undefeated streak at the Mr Olympia contest into an astonishing film career and eight years as the governor of California – is, for many people, the embodiment of the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 12 Feb 2015
    £1.99

    When the body of a young woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the west coast of Scotland, D.C.I. Jim Daley is despatched from Glasgow to lead the investigation. Far from home, and his troubled marriage, it seems that Daley’s biggest obstacle...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Jul 2014
    £1.99

    James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe. Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction....

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jul 2020
    £16.99

    Labels such as ‘icon’ or ‘legend’ are rarely attached to one individual to the degree that they are to Bruce Lee. He only made a handful of films, yet four and a half decades after his untimely death at the age of 32, the Little Dragon’s...

  • Hardback | Pub: 13 Aug 2020
    £7.99

    Stories do not have to be long. In the space of a couple of sentences – or even a page or two – we may see the human heart exposed in a way that is more powerful than occurs in many much longer narratives. In Tiny Tales Alexander McCall Smith...

  • E-Book | Pub: 30 Jul 2012
    £7.99

    Climate change is the greatest challenge that the world has ever faced. In this groundbreaking new book, Alastair McIntosh summarises the science of what is happening to the planet – both globally and using Scotland as a local case study. He...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 May 2015
    £6.99

    Skara Brae, Orkney, during the Neolithic period. The sun is dying, crops are failing and the local inhabitants fear that the end of the world is near. When a strange boy appears from nowhere, dressed in an odd silver suit – his ‘silver...

  • Multiple-component | Pub: 24 Mar 2020
    £20.00

    For the youngest readers out there, let their minds run wild with this selection of marvellous children’s books from the bestselling author and illustrator Benedict Blathwayt. From the adventures of Kip the sheepdog, to Bella the Goose’s...

  • Multiple-component | Pub: 24 Mar 2020
    £30.00

    Allow yourself to be swept away by some of the finest poets writing today. From the masterful work of award-winning Liz Lochhead, to Roseanne Watt’s exquisite debut, these collections will delight and inspire all who read them. This box...

  • Multiple-component | Pub: 23 Mar 2020
    £45.00

    Cosy up at home with this lovely selection of hardback stories from Alexander McCall Smith, Scotland’s master storyteller. From culinary misfortunes in the south of France, to wartime romance, there’s something here for everyone to...

  • Multiple-component | Pub: 23 Mar 2020
    £25.00

    Plunge into a series of chilling tales, cold blooded murders and mind-bending mysteries with our specially selected Crime & Mystery box. Featuring gritty detectives, investigative journalists and family feuds, this is a collection that will...

  • Multiple-component | Pub: 23 Mar 2020
    £35.00

    For the music lovers, this is the perfect way to while away the hours. Delve into the history of soul music with Stuart Cosgrove’s award-winning trilogy, relive the last days of the Beatles with Ken Macnab, or get the real story behind Elton...

  • Multiple-component | Pub: 23 Mar 2020
    £30.00

    Keep your kids stimulated and entertained with our specially selected activity box. With activity books, colouring in and even children’s cooking, you can keep you and your kids entertained! This box includes: The Sticker Atlas of Scotland My...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Sep 2011
    £7.99

    The Great Wood of Caledon – the historic native forest of Highland Scotland – has a reputation as potent and misleading as the wolves that ruled it. The popular image is of an impassable, sun-snuffing shroud, a Highlandswide jungle...

  • E-Book | Pub: 28 Sep 2012
    £9.99

    SCAPA FLOW, ONE of the greatest naval bases in history, resonates through the annals of the Royal Navy during the two great wars of the twentieth century. It was from there that the Grand Fleet sailed to Jutland in 1916; from there that Russian...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £10.39

    First published in 1969, An Orkney Tapestry, George Mackay Brown’s seminal work, is a unique look at Orkney through the eye of a poet. Originally commissioned by his publisher as an introduction to the Orkney Islands, Brown approached the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £16.99

    The Deeside Way is a long-distance path running for 66km (41 miles) from Aberdeen, the oil capital of Europe, to Ballater in Royal Deeside in the Cairngorms National Park. Mainly following the course of old Royal Deeside Railway line, it is suitable...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £5.99

    ‘An incredible testament to one man’s determination’ – The Sunday Herald Calum MacLeod had lived on the northern point of Raasay since his birth in 1911. He tended the Rona lighthouse at the very tip of his little archipelago, until...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £5.99

    Whether resident or tourist, no-one is spared from the bloodlust of Scotland’s most savage insect . . . The midge does not like sunlight and thrives in the wet, so the Scottish summertime brings perfect climatic conditions for this ruthless wee...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jun 2020
    £8.99

    Voted Culture NL’s Book of the Year for 2020 Teenager Alison Doig disappeared from Kinloch over thirty years ago under mysterious circumstances. Her reclusive family still live in a remote part of the Kintyre peninsula, amidst rumours of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £12.99

    Shortlisted for The Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2020 Biography of the Year ‘A splendid new biography. How good was young Tom Morris? Stephen Proctor makes his case cogently. Young Tom Morris was one of the greatest of them all’ –...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Sep 2020
    £12.99

    A follow up to the immensely popular #UntitledOne and #UntitledTwo. This year’s anthology gives us more of the promising and established names in British poetry who have all shared the Neu! Reekie! bill. Many of the works are new, many are...

  • 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...

  • Box Set | Pub: 23 Jul 2020
    £12.99

    A unique activity tin all about Scottish nature featuring animals, trees, plants and landscapes, from the golden eagle and  red deer to the pine marten and wild cat, not forgetting the Scots pine, silver birch and heather and lots more...

  • Box Set | Pub: 23 Jul 2020
    £12.99

    A unique activity tin packed with fun things to do and look out for whilst in Scotland. Includes:    2 x mini sticker sheets (one with letters to personalise the tin lid with names and holiday destinations, one with images to stick on) Visitor ID...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £14.99

    ‘Deserves to sell like hot cakes’ – Allan Massie, The Scotsman From the Indian Mutiny to the London Blitz, offering a ‘nice cup of tea’ has been a stock British response to a crisis.  But tea itself has a dramatic, and often...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £14.99

    Long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2021 Little Wonder tells the epic, and until now largely unchronicled, story of Lottie Dod, the first great heroine in women’s sports. Dod was a champion tennis player, golfer, hockey...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Jun 2020
    £7.19

    Paul Stewart has returned to Scotland to continue his successful career. His agent and girlfriend, Gloria, has arranged for him to write The Philosophy of Food in Six Easy Chapters, a project he relishes but that will have to be delivered in six...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
    £8.99

    Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2019 When Les and Chris Humphreys moved to Ardnamurchan 15 years ago, little did they realise they would be sharing their home with some of Britain’s most elusive and misunderstood mustelids. Amongst all the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 24 Sep 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 Sep 2021
    £12.99

    The gallant rearguard action which led to the capture of the 51st Highland Division at St Valéry-en-Caux (two weeks after the famous evacuation of the main British army from Dunkirk) may have burned itself into the consciousness of an older...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Sep 2020
    £14.99

    The collapse in January 2018 of the construction giant Carillion, outsourcer of huge Government building contracts, is one of the great financial scandals of modern times. When it folded it had only £29 million in the bank and debts and other...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Jul 2020
    £7.99

    Let your children unleash the magic of Scotland’s myths and legends with this remarkable magic painting book!  Unveil dragons, unicorns and even Nessie with the magic paint brush! Go on a journey of discovery through this exquisite and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Jul 2020
    £7.99

    Let your children discover all of the most iconic Scottish animals with this remarkable magic painting book! Discover the majestic red deer, playful otter and the amazing Highland cow with the magic paint brush! Go on a journey through all the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 13 Feb 2020
    £7.99

    The Braes of Glenlivet lie on the eastern edge of the Grampian mountains, in one of Scotland’s most active whisky-producing areas. This collection of stories and memories spans a century of life on farms and around Chapeltown and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Jul 2020
    £8.99

    The ever-expanding world of whisky can be a daunting one, with a deluge of new brands, distilleries and literature on the subject making it all but impossible for the amateur whisky drinker to find their way.  Blair Bowman provides a compact and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 13 Aug 2020
    £8.99

    Sarah Sutherland wanted to be an archaeologist but now she is struggling to cope with the demands of work and caring for her elderly father, who has his own secret troubles. Her fascination with the past still remains, and she feels a special...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £8.99

    The brutish John Gourlay is a merchant in the village of Barbie, envied and resented by the villagers because of his success, which is symbolised in his prestigious house with green shutters. He dominates and bullies his family, in particular his...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Sep 2021
    £25.00

    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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Feb 2020
    £5.99

    In the seventies and eighties, The Lost Poets – Ron Butlin, Andrew Greig, Liz Lochhead and Brian McCabe, with musician James Hutcheson – were Scotland’s reply to the Liverpool Poets. For many years they were regulars on the Edinburgh Fringe...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jul 2020
    £8.99

    ‘Sweaty, seedy fun’ – Ian Rankin A CRIME READERS ASSOCIATION Read of the Month When Daniella Coulstoun’s estranged mother Effie dies in Spain under suspicious circumstances, she feels it’s her duty to fly out for the funeral. On...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Jul 2020
    £8.99

    Ardnish, the Highlands of Scotland, 1944. On his deathbed, Donald John Gillies sends for a priest to hear his last confession. During his 85 years he has witnessed much – world wars, the loss of family through death and emigration, and the daily...

  • Multiple-component | Pub: 23 Jul 2020
    £12.99

    This jigsaw is a great way to find out all about Scotland – its cities, mountains, rivers, wildlife and famous places, not to mention history, culture, sports, industry and transport. Featuring detailed illustrations and key place-names, it is...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Mar 2020
    £14.99

    Hailed by some as the most important Scottish poet since Burns, Hamish Henderson lived an epic life against the backdrop of some of the defining social, political and cultural battles – both national and international – of the twentieth century....

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 Sep 2018
    £7.99

    This is the essential guide to the north of Scotland, on a route which begins in Inverness, weaves westwards to Applecross and then northwards towards Torridon. From Ullapool it leads to the most northerly points in Britain, passing by Caithness and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £16.99

    Muhammad Ali is one of the most remarkable sports personalities and celebrities of our time. He is a legend who transcended boxing and rose above all sport. A man of mythic proportions, Ali rose to become a prominent feature of our cultural...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Mar 2021
    £8.99

    Stretching for almost 10,000 miles (including numerous islands), the coastline of Scotland is one of the most varied in the world, from beautiful sandy beaches and flower-laden machair to dramatic cliffs and sea stacks. In this book Eilidh Muldoon...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £12.99

    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...

  • Calendar | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £4.50

    Following the continued success of the 2020 Scottish Maps Calendar, Birlinn is once again proud to collaborate with the National Library of Scotland. This new calendar features more of the most beautiful maps of Scotland ever made. From the very...

  • Calendar | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £4.50

    This calendar features distinctive full-colour paintings by one of Scotland’s best-loved authors and artists and is a wonderful celebration of the extraordinary natural beauty of the Hebrides throughout the seasons. Mairi Hedderwick’s drawings,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £3.99

    This hardback pocket diary is illustrated throughout with Mairi Hedderwick’s beautiful sketches of the Hebrides through the seasons. Featuring distinctive full-colour paintings by one of Scotland’s best-loved authors and artists, this exquisite...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Jan 2021
    £8.99

    1947. In a damp, run-down farmhouse on the island of Jura, George Orwell is embarking on his greatest work: Nineteen Eighty-Four. Forty-four years old and suffering from the tuberculosis that will eventually take his life, this book is his legacy...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Nov 2019
    £40.00

    Gaelic Scotland is one of the world’s great treasure-houses of song. In this anthology, Anne Lorne Gillies has gathered together music and lyrics from all over the Gaelic-speaking Highlands and Islands – an extraordinary tradition that...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 May 2020
    £7.19

    You can’t change your past. You can only use the experiences you live through to make your future better, wiser. Anna and her best friend George meet every week to remember, to sigh, to laugh, to reminisce about their moments of glory, guilt and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Apr 2020
    £9.99

    A poem does not have to be famous to be cherished. The best-known poems of Robert Burns have been loved by countless people over the years, but there are other poems that may be largely unknown that will mean a great deal to the few who are familiar...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £7.99

    This brand-new activity book for children features a huge range of activities involving different skills. It covers all kinds of topics – including places, people, animals and their habitats, history, myths and legends, castles, stone circles and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Aug 2020
    £12.99

    This is a new edition of the bestselling guide to this increasingly popular pursuit. Scotland has the best-maintained records and facilities of any country in the world for undertaking family research, and now that the National Records of Scotland...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £7.99

    They may be coated in layers of myth and pious anecdote but dig deep enough and the pioneering leaders of Celtic Christianity are revealed as reassuringly human individuals, responding to their faith by deliberately living on the edges of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £5.99

    My boss is so narrow minded that when he has an idea, it comes out folded I use to write her love letters in the sand. But it was an incredible hassle trying to get sand into the pillar box ‘Do you know the piano’s resting on my foot?’ ‘No,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 Apr 2020
    £4.99

    Acclaimed cookery writer Claire Macdonald turns her attention to food for free in this selection of recipes using a huge variety of produce that can be found growing wild in fields, forests, hedgerows and along the seashore. Featuring blackcurrants,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Feb 2020
    £8.99

    The Jacobite army marches into England and Alistair Maclean, close confident of Charles Edward Stewart embarks on a secret mission to raise support for the cause in the west. He soon begins to suspect someone close to the Prince is passing...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £6.99

    Bramble the cow lives on an old farm where she has lots of friends. But she has a problem – she hates loud noises! She doesn’t like the buzzing of bees, or the sound of the wind during a storm, or the farmer’s combine harvester. And she...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jun 2020
    £14.99

    The 2018/19 Premier League season was a historic one for African players in English football. More than 130 years after Arthur Wharton became the first, Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah shared the Golden Boot with Arsenal’s Gabon striker...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £20.00

    The beginning of the new decade brings with it a celebration of one of Scotland’s most cherished poets, Scotland’s first modern Makar, Edwin Morgan. A son of Glasgow, the city’s first poet Laureate, Morgan wrote about the city he loved, the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £5.00

    Introduced by Ali Smith, the title of this group of poems about people is taken from Morgan’s poem ‘Pelagius’, the theologian who is a kind of alter ego. Morgan has the ability to enter into so many lives: the blind hunchback of ‘In the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £5.00

    A mixture of Morgan’s science fiction poems and concrete poems. There’s the famous encounter between humans and aliens in ‘The First Men on Mercury’, early digital tongue-twisting in ‘The Computer’s First Christmas Card’ and the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £5.00

    Introduced by Liz Lochhead, in this selection we journey round Scotland in ‘Canedolia’, study its history in ‘Picts’, home in on Morgan’s own city of Glasgow in ‘Glasgow Sonnet v’, imagine the country’s future in ‘The Coin’.

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £5.00

    In this volume Michael Rosen introduces Edwin Morgan’s animal poems. Morgan’s empathy with animals is well represented, from the still very topical ‘The White Rhinoceros’ to the prehistoric ‘The Bearsden Shark’ and the famous ‘The Loch...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £5.00

    Introduced by Jackie Kay, this selection of poems include the famous ‘Strawberries’ and ‘One Cigarette’ and four from Morgan’s autobiographical sequence, Love and a Life – love in all its aspects.

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Feb 2020
    £9.99

    From being the most dominant club in Scottish football history, Rangers F.C., one of the most famous and powerful names in British sport, was sold to venture capitalist Craig Whyte in 2011 . . . for £1. When Whyte walked through the gates at Ibrox,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 Apr 2020
    £4.99

    Scottish baking is famous the world over. In this book, Liz Ashworth introduces a whole range of recipes arranged by theme – Bannocks, Breads and Scones; Biscuits; Tarts and Traybakes; and Cakes and Wee Fancies. From bannocks to butteries, seaweed...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £20.00

    In April 1820, a series of dramatic events exploded around Glasgow, central Scotland and Ayrshire. Demanding political reform and better living and working conditions, 60,000 weavers and other workers went on strike. Revolution was in the air. It...

  • Paperback | Pub: 13 Aug 2020
    £9.99

    Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2021 for Writing on Global Conservation Climate change is the greatest challenge to humankind today. While the coronavirus sheds a light on the vulnerability of our interconnected world, the effects of global...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jul 2015
    £5.99

    ‘Sixty Degrees North is a story that we tell, both to ourselves and to others. It is a story about where – and perhaps also who – we are.’The sixtieth parallel marks a kind of borderland. It wraps itself around the lower...

  • Hardback | Pub: 16 Aug 2016
    £16.99

    Once more, we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith. With customary charm and deftness, Alexander McCall Smith gives us another installment in this popular series, now running in its...

  • E-Book | Pub: 16 Jun 2015
    £4.99

    Paul Leibovitz was once an ambitious advisor, dedicated father, and loving husband. But after living for nearly thirty years in Hong Kong, personal tragedy strikes and Paul’s marriage unravels in the fallout. When he makes a fleeting...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Mar 2020
    £8.99

    Later That Day contains new works of gratitude and elegy. At once lyrical and direct, these poems take place in Glasgow, Auckland, the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, and above all amid the clear light and bare, fertile islands of Orkney. They look...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £8.99

    In June 1940, the Channel Islands becomes the only part of Great Britain to be occupied by Hitler’s forces. Hedy Bercu, a young Jewish girl from Vienna who fled to Jersey two years earlier to escape the Anschluss, finds herself once more entrapped...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Sep 2016
    £3.99

    After successfully thwarting a dastardly plan to steal rare marine animals from the sea around the Scottish island of Mull, Ben and Fee MacTavish feel they can relax and continue learning all about nautical life on board School Ship Tobermory. But...

  • E-Book | Pub: 31 Jul 2014
    £4.99

    It takes a lot to get under the skin of Cornelius ‘Fatty O’Leary, but then there is a lot of skin to get under. The heroically proportioned Fatty can normally take life as it comes. Right at home in easy-going Fayetteville, Arkansas, he...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2012
    £5.99

    Imagine you’re on a train. Think about all the other people on the train with you, what their lives are or have been, and the different experiences you’ve all had. But there is one more thing that you undoubtedly all share: you have all...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Mar 2020
    £8.99

    When the body of a man in eighteenth-century Highland dress is discovered on the site of the Battle of Culloden, journalist Rebecca Connolly takes up the story for the Chronicle. Meanwhile, a film being made about the ’45 Rebellion has enraged the...

  • Book | Pub: 12 Apr 2018
    £5.00

    These poems were conceived behind the retail counter of a bookshop, during loud and late night conversations, nurtured in the befuddlement of the morning after the night before. They were born into the sticky floored pubs of Edinburgh, nourished in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £9.99

    Polly Pullar tells the fascinating tale of one of the Hebrides unique thriving small communities through the colourful anecdotes of Lawrence MacEwen, whose family have owned the island since 1896. A wonderfully benevolent, and eccentric character,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Sep 2019
    £7.99

    “The place where the German U-boat sank the British battleship Royal Oak was none other than the middle of Scapa Flow, Britain’s greatest naval base! It sounds incredible…” – William L Shirer, journalist, 18 October...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Sep 2019
    £9.99

    Busy and deeply absorbed in all the complexity of life, Ruth Scott’s packed diary suddenly had to be cleared when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. She said, ‘Discovering that life might be shorter than expected or hoped for...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Mar 2020
    £9.99

    The Declaration of Arbroath, 6 April, 1320, is one of the most remarkable documents to have been produced anywhere in medieval Europe. Signed by 51 Scottish nobles, it confirms Scotland’s status as an independent sovereign state with the right to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Nov 2019
    £9.99

    Fernando Ricksen was a fighter. As a footballer, Ricksen carved out a fearsome reputation for Rangers, Zenit St Petersburg and Holland. Throughout his time at Ibrox, his aggressive approach won him hero status among the Rangers fans, and off the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 Feb 2020
    £80.00

    David I was never expected to become king, but on succeeding to the Scottish throne in 1124 he quickly demonstrated that he had the skills, ruthlessness and ambition to become one of the kingdom’s greatest rulers. Drawing on the experiences and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £15.00

    This is the first ever anthology of Gaelic poetry and song from the seventeenth century and includes the melodies for the songs where known. Forty-three poems have been chosen to illustrate the full range of verse from that turbulent century –...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2012
    £7.99

    The gallant rearguard action which led to the capture of the 51st Highland Division at St Valéry-en-Caux (two weeks after the famous evacuation of the main British army from Dunkirk) may have burned itself into the consciousness of an older...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £25.00

    An Lasair (The Flame) is a colorful new anthology of over sixty poems from one of the most dynamic periods of Gaelic literature. Arranged chronologically and edited with facing translations by Ronald Black, these poems, composed in a range of forms...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Feb 2020
    £12.99

    Scotland’s history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. This book takes a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life, as experienced by women down the centuries. From the saintly but severe...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £100.00

    The legendary Scottish king Máel Coluim III, also known as ‘Malcolm Canmore’, is often held to epitomise Scotland’s ‘ancient Gaelic kings’. But Máel Coluim and his dynasty were in fact newcomers, and their legitimacy and status were far...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Nov 2019
    £20.00

    Hailed by some as the most important Scottish poet since Burns, Hamish Henderson lived an epic life against the backdrop of some of the defining social, political and cultural battles – both national and international – of the twentieth century....

  • 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: 17 Oct 2019
    £25.00

    Francis Hutcheson (1694–1745) has traditionally been celebrated for his moral philosophy, which greatly influenced David Hume and other thinkers of the Enlightenment. But he was also the founder of modern philosophical aesthetics, the source of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £9.99

    This is an extraordinary collection of tales from one of the very greatest Gaelic storytellers, Angus MacLellan, and translated by one of Scotland’s finest Celtic Scholars, John Lorne Campbell. The stories in the book include every type of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £25.00

    Duanaire na Sracaire is the first anthology to bring together Scotland’s Gaelic poetry from the millenium c.600-1600 AD, when Scotland shared its rich culture with Ireland. It includes a huge range of diverse poetry: prayers and hymns of Iona,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £25.00

    The Highlands and Islands of Scotland experienced massive changes during the nineteenth century.  Economic restructuring, introducing sheep and deer and encouraging clearance and eviction, is the best known change, but it was by no means the only...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Oct 2019
    £12.99

    A highly readable and absorbing anthology of traditional Scottish customs and rites of passage, Scottish Customs from the Cradle to the Grave draws upon a broad range of literary and oral sources. Scotland has been fortunate to have written accounts...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £14.99

    This is the story of how one man, with a bit of help from his friends, created a revolution in the hitherto staid world of Scotch Whisky. But by creating the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, he gave whisky drinkers access to the finest distilled liquor...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £4.99

    Scotland is renowned for the huge range of its wildlife, which comes in all shapes and sizes. In this book Tim Kirby introduces 45 of them, from the iconic red deer and golden eagle to the Highland cow and ubiquitous midge. In addition, he offers...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £20.00

    Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2019 When Scotland’s 1846 potato crop was wiped out by blight, the country was plunged into crisis. In the Hebrides and the West Highlands a huge relief effort came too late to prevent starvation and death....

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £25.00

    It started and ended with a financial catastrophe. The Darien disaster of 1700 drove Scotland into union with England, but spawned the institutions which transformed Edinburgh into a global financial centre. The crash of 2008 wrecked the city’s...

  • 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...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £9.99

    Andy Bollen has created a fantasy football museum to collect together a treasure trove of Scottish football exhibits that ranges from Jimmy Johnstone’s oar to Aggie the tea lady’s trolley. Learn why Puskas and Socrates should’ve been...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £17.99

    Listed as one of the five worst international selections ever, and described in a book about Scottish rugby as ‘a full back slower than your average prop’, Ian Smith cheerfully won eight caps for Scotland in a career that saw him score every...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £14.99

    In Life in La Liga, football writer Rab MacWilliam delves to the heart of one of Europe’s most historically and politically complex nations to explore its rich football history, examining its deep-rooted rivalries and internecine vendettas, and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £8.99

    Bale Fire is a book in three cycles. The first explores the darker side of communities in decline. The middle is a transposition of elements and characters of the Odyssey to a Scottish hill farm and its neighbours. The final part looks at the idea...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £8.99

    Almost eighteen years in the making, this collection is a love poem to a rural community in Scotland. The freshness of its language brings the daily grind, its joys and harsh realities, to vivid life; its final elegies form a moving testament to a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £7.99

    Dark Encounters is a collection of classic and elegantly unsettling ghost stories first published in 1963. A spine-tingling collection, these tales are set in the brooding landscape of Scotland, with an air of historic authenticity – often...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £16.99

    A Whole Scene Going On covers Barry Fantoni’s working – and sometimes not working – life from his first sell-out one-man show in 1963 through his time at Private Eye and the creativity of the Sixties to 1968 when the decade of pop and...

  • 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...

  • Hardback | Pub: 26 Sep 2019
    £14.99

    Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne, a contemporary of Robert Burns, wrote over 80 songs which enjoyed great popularity during her lifetime and still do so up to the present day. They are some of Scotland’s most famous traditional songs – including...

  • Hardback | Pub: 19 Sep 2019
    £45.00

    Dumfries and Galloway is one of the least-known regions of Scotland. Despite memories and traditions to match those of Gaelic-speaking Scotland, it has been seriously understudied. This innovative, ground-breaking study looks mainly at the everyday...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Nov 2019
    £9.99

    This is the story of the last acrimonious days of the Beatles, a final chapter reconstructing for the first time the seismic events of 1969, the year that saw the band reach new highs of musical creativity and new lows of internal strife. Two years...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 Aug 2020
    £9.99

    This is a new edition of the bestselling guide to this increasingly popular pursuit. Scotland has the best-maintained records and facilities of any country in the world for undertaking family research, and now that the National Records of Scotland...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Oct 2019
    £25.00

    Shortlisted for the Military History Matters Book of the Year Award, 2020 This is the first modern history for general readers of the entire Jacobite movement in Scotland, England and Ireland, from the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 that drove...

  • Hardback | Pub: 12 Sep 2019
    £20.00

    Sue Lawrence has been on a personal odyssey – a trip round some of Scotland’s many islands speaking to producers and cooks, gleaning recipes along the way. From islands such as Mull, Raasay, Out Skerries and Luing she has amassed over 100...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £17.99

    Paul Murton has long had a love of the Viking north – the island groups of Orkney and Shetland and the old counties of Caithness and Sutherland – which, for centuries, were part of the Nordic world as depicted in the great classic the Orkneyinga...

  • E-Book | Pub: 14 May 2014
    £4.99

    Fernando Ricksen was a fighter. As a footballer, Ricksen carved out a fearsome reputation for Rangers, Zenit St Petersburg and Holland. Throughout his time at Ibrox, his aggressive approach won him hero status among the Rangers fans, and off the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jul 2011
    £4.99

    Buchan’s favourite of all his novels, Witch Wood deals with the hypocrisy that can lie beneath god-fearing respectability. The book is set in the terrifying times of the first half of the seventeenth century when the Church of Scotland...

  • E-Book | Pub: 12 Sep 2012
    £5.99

    An anonymous young man’s life is about to be changed, as could the course of history. It is 1536 and powerful men reveal to Peter Pentecost that it is he, and not the tyrannical Henry VIII, who should beon the throne of England. Can they...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2011
    £3.99

    South Africa, 1900. After his father dies, nineteen-year-old David Crawfurd is sent off to South Africa to earn his living as a storekeeper in the back of beyond. A strange encounter on the journey suggests that dark deeds and treacherous intrigues...

  • E-Book | Pub: 12 Sep 2012
    £4.99

    When Anthony Lammas, minister of the Kirk and Professor of Logic at St Andrews University, leaves his home town for London on business, he little imagines that within two days he will be deeply entangled in a web of mystery and intrigue. But...

  • E-Book | Pub: 12 Sep 2012
    £3.99

    Recalled from active service on the Western Front, Richard Hannay is sent undercover on a crucial secret mission to find a dangerous German agent at large in Britain. Disguised as a pacifist, Hannay travels from London to Glasgow to the Scottish...

  • Hardback | Pub: 24 Oct 2019
    £7.99

    In this reissue of the bestselling Words Fail Me, Teresa Monachino rounds up and breaks down a variety of unruly words: words lacking in integrity, misleading words that do not mean what they say, words that mean more than they say, words with...

  • 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...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Nov 2019
    £12.99

    In Pianos and Flowers we are invited, through the medium of sepia images, to glimpse a world long departed. In these stories, inspired by long-lost photographs, the lives of the people in the frame are imagined and then explored, layer by layer....

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2016
    £0.99

    It’s July 1968, and redoubtable fishing-boat skipper Sandy Hoynes has his daughter’s wedding to pay for – but where are all the fish? He and the crew of the Girl Maggie come to the conclusion that a new-fangled supersonic jet which...

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 Nov 2016
    £20.00

    Bobby Tulloch, known to his pals as ‘Tucker’, was the son of a crofter in the island of Yell. He’d started his working life as a baker and became, through his own extraordinary talents and a certain amount of good luck, a renowned...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2017
    £7.99

    Peaks and Troughs is the story of a naive young man who is initiated into adulthood through the harsh reality of having to survive in the material world.  Despite the hardships, he never loses his belief that there is an alternative way to farm...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Apr 2017
    £6.99

    The geology of the Cairngorms was created on a timeline that stretches back hundreds of millions of years. Much of the land is underlain by granite that formed deep within the Earth’s crust and ‘surfaced’ as the overlying layers of...

  • Hardback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £14.99

    Born in Edinburgh in 1932, James John Clyde, The Rt Hon. the Lord Clyde of Briglands, was a judge with a distinguished career who made a major contribution to the building of modern public law across the United Kingdom. This biography charts...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2019
    £25.00

    In the summer of 1772, Thomas Pennant, together with three travelling companions, set out on a five month journey through the north of England, mainland Scotland and the Western Isles. Pennant’s subsequent account of the tour, publishing in...

  • 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: 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: 11 Jul 2019
    £6.99

    The archipelagos of Orkney and Shetland are the products of some of the most dramatic events which have occurred in the Earth’s history. The Shetlands are the eroded roots of a vast mountain range that once soared to Himalayan heights and extended...

  • | Pub: 19 Sep 2019
    £17.99

    This unique jigsaw, featuring of the most famous maps from the collection of the National Library of Scotland, will appeal to jigsaw fans of all ages and abilities. The map has plenty of detail of the Scottish mainland and islands, and also includes...

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 Jul 2019
    £7.99

    Sir James MacMillan first burst into prominence in 1990 with The Confessions of Isobel Gowdie. A steady stream of works has followed, with commissions from many of the world’s major orchestras. A prominent part of his work is his religious...

  • Hardback | Pub: 25 Jul 2019
    £16.99

    To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose; it is summer in Scotland Street (as it always is) and for the habitués of Edinburgh’s favourite street some extraordinary adventures lie in waiting. For the impossibly vain Bruce...

  • Hardback | Pub: 08 Aug 2019
    £25.00

    Between the end of the Second World War and the collapse of Communism confrontation with the Soviet Union was an everyday reality. As part of Nato’s response, Scotland played a key role in the alliance’s forward maritime defence strategy, aimed...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
    £6.99

    Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2019 The rocks of northern Scotland tell of turbulent events involving continental collisions that unleashed cataclysmic forces, creating a chain of mountains, the remnants of which we see today on both sides...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Jun 2019
    £8.99

    Bestowed at birth with two gifts, an ivory flute and a bag of silver and gold coins, a young girl wanders through time. She is destined to pursue the dragon of war and before he consumes the world in flames, subdue him not with violence but music....

  • Board Book | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
    £6.99

    Kip the sheepdog lives on a farm, where he always has lots to do. He helps the farmer to bring the cow in for milking and unload the bales of hay, and rounds up the sheep. When the farmer takes the sheep to the market Kip goes too. But the naughty...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
    £8.99

    Iconic views of Glasgow in the latest of Birlinn’s series of colouring books, all featuring Eilidh Muldoon’s inimitable artwork. Includes: Glasgow Cathedral • Kelvingrove Museum • Riverside Museum • Gallery of Modern Art • Pollok...

  • Hardback | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
    £20.00

    The tiny diamond-shaped island of Pabay lies in Skye’s Inner Sound, just two and a half miles from the bustling village of Broadford. One of five Hebridean islands of that name, it derives from the Norse papa-ey, meaning ‘island of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Aug 2019
    £6.99

    Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2019 The School Ship Tobermory and its intrepid young crew are back in Hebridean waters. When a violent storm blows them off course to a remote island, they discover a fisherman’s journal written a hundred...

  • Paperback | Pub: 30 May 2019
    £10.99

    Lochaber is a sparsely-populated area, remote but romantic, centred on Fort William. It contains no mediaeval burgh, no major monastic site, and for its size, not even many castles. However, it does include the highest mountain in Great Britain (Ben...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
    £9.99

    From the winner of the 2018 Writers’ Guild Award Vanish to a different land with Sissy Olikara. Sissy is twelve years old, living with her parents and baby brother on a school campus outside Lusaka. It is 1978, and the political situation in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 May 2019
    £8.99

    ‘Give me three years and we’ll be millionaires,’ Nick challenged his long-suffering family in 1980, when cash was king. ‘I’ve got an idea that’s going to take us to the top.’ Tinkering with alchemy in an old stable he shared with a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 May 2019
    £12.99

    Approaching old age need not be a thing to be feared. It can and should be a time of freedom and spiritual contentment. Our biblically allotted lifespan is ‘three score year and ten, or eighty if we are strong’. Even today, this is probably...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 May 2019
    £9.99

    The lives of the Scottish queens, both those who ruled in their own right, and also the consorts, have largely been neglected in conventional history books. One of the earliest known Scottish queens was none other than the notorious Lady MacBeth....

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £8.99

    Winner of an Eric Gregory Award, 2020  Winner of a Somerset Maugham Award, 2020 ‘The old Shetland fishermen still speak with something like reverence of the forgotten art of steering by the moder dy (mother wave), the name given to an underswell...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
    £8.99

    This sticker atlas is a stimulating and fun way to introduce children to the various regions of Scotland and introduce the immense variety of the country’s landscape, flora and fauna, and places of cultural significance. Ben Blathwayt is renowned...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
    £8.99

    ‘The Starberths die of broken necks’ goes the legend in the village of Chatterham . . . The Starberth family governed the now-abandoned Chatterham prison for many years, and each male heir must spend the night of his twenty-fifth birthday there,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
    £7.19

    Rita Wainwright’s love affair with Barry Sullivan is flamboyant enough to deserve a dramatic ending, so that when the pair of them vanish over a cliff one rainy night, leaving a farewell note for Rita’s husband, no one doubts for a moment that...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2019
    £9.99

    Alone in his kayak, Brian Wilson sets off from the Solway Firth on a 2000-mile odyssey around Scotland’s extraordinarily varied coastline of cliffscapes, unspoiled shorelines, treacherous sea passages and beautiful Hebridean islands. Adventure is...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2019
    £25.00

    During the Second World War thousands of women served with the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) or the Timber Corps. In this book 19 Scotswomen who served in the war...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
    £8.99

    A single phone call from halfway across the world is all it takes to bring her home . . . ‘Ellie, something bad has happened.’ Desperate to escape her ‘kid from the scrapyard’ reputation, Ellie Rook has forged a new life for herself abroad,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Jul 2019
    £16.99

    Vegan recipe developer Jackie Jones provides a huge selection of recipes for deliciously vegan versions of classic Scottish as well as newly designed dishes using healthy ingredients and cooking techniques, including braising, sprouting and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
    £9.99

    Chiang Yee was, in his own words, ‘dazzled’ by the Scottish capital. From the Meadows to Princes Street, from Arthur’s Seat to Calton Hill and Edinburgh Castle, he paints an unforgettable picture of the city and its people in the 1940s....

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
    £8.99

    LONGLISTED FOR THE MCILVANNEY PRIZE 2019 From the pen of the biggest selling crime writer published in Scotland… When the luxury cruiser, hastily renamed Great Britain, berths in Kinloch harbour, the pressure is on DCI Jim Daley. The UK...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Mar 2019
    £8.99

    LONGLISTED FOR THE MCILVANNEY PRIZE 2019 When reporter Rebecca Connolly is told of Roddie Drummond’s return to the island of Stoirm she senses a story. Fifteen years before he was charged with the murder of his lover, Mhairi. When he was found Not...

  • 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...

  • 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: 06 Jun 2019
    £8.99

    After the death of leading haematologist Professor Anstruther, antiquarian book dealer Anthony Sparrow is tasked with clearing out his mansion of its books and papers. He soon begins to question the real circumstances of the old man’s death: was...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
    £14.99

    Packed with over almost 100 images and countless stories, it brings to life the fascinating communities and the characters along the route in whose footsteps modern pilgrims are treading. Setting off with Celtic saints from Culross and North...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2019
    £12.99

    Walking Through Shadows describes a winter walk in memory of the author’s friend, Clive Dennier, a popular Inverness journalist, who died in Knoydart in March 2013 but whose body was found only some weeks later. The journey begins at Whiten Head...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
    £9.99

    The Shepherd and the Morning Star is a remarkable double biography and autobiography. In the course of it the life of the son, Willie Orr, gradually emerges from under the shadow of that of his father, Lawrence Orr (PB), leading Ulster Unionist...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Feb 2019
    £8.99

    Annette Somerville, a young single mother, earns her living in a high-class Glasgow sauna parlour, scrupulously keeping her respectable home life separate from her professional activities. During a series of murders in the city, seemingly...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Apr 2019
    £10.39

    Almost 300,000 people ‘officially’ complete the journey to Santiago each year – hundreds of thousands more travel at least part of the way. In this book, Richard Frazer discovers on his pilgrimage to the shrine of St James the Great  how a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £14.99

    Some years ago a revolution took place in Early Medieval history in Scotland. The Pictish heartland of Fortriu, previously thought to be centred on Perthshire and the Tay found itself relocated through the forensic work of Alex Woolf to the shores...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Apr 2019
    £14.99

    Jane Haining was undoubtedly one of Scotland’s heroines. A farmer’s daughter from Galloway in south-west Scotland, Jane went to work at the Scottish Jewish Mission School in Budapest in 1932, where she was a boarding school matron in charge of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Mar 2019
    £9.99

    Compassion, nurturing and pain are at the heart of everyone’s story of mothers and motherhood.  In this book, Matt Hopwood presents a selection of deep, powerful stories of and by mothers which were told openly and bravely to him. Women, men,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 23 Aug 2018
    £9.99

    Judith McClure is known to many in Scotland and indeed in the wider world as an innovative  and outward-looking educationalist. But what many people do not know – and that applies to her countless friends in all walks of life – is that...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Feb 2019
    £14.99

    An anthology of 33 talks, articles, lectures and sermons by one of the most outstanding theologians of her generation. 
Elizabeth Templeton’s accessible and passionate writing is both refreshing and thought-provoking, exploring ideas that...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Nov 2018
    £20.00

    The Scottish landscape is justly famed for its beauty and diversity, and Scots law provides good opportunities for people to enjoy access to this land. This book aims to provide a user-friendly guide to the law of access in Scotland. It explains how...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Nov 2018
    £30.00

    Very little is known about the battle of Carham, fought between the Scots and Northumbrians in 1018. The leaders were probably Máel Coluim II, king of Scotland, and Uhtred of Bamburgh, earl or ealdorman in Northumbria. The outcome of the battle was...

  • Hardback | Pub: 09 May 2019
    £14.99

    Paul Stewart has returned to Scotland to continue his successful career. His agent and girlfriend, Gloria, has arranged for him to write The Philosophy of Food in Six Easy Chapters, a project he relishes but that will have to be delivered in six...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Jul 2018
    £4.99

    In November 2017 Ali Smith gave the annual Muriel Spark Lecture to kick off the Muriel Spark centenary celebrations. Those lucky enough to get tickets were treated to an invigorating, joyous call-and-response between two of our best writers, both...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Oct 2018
    £6.99

    A young girl and her mother settle in the woods for a night’s sleep, after a long and tiring journey. But who will keep them safe from harm? A wee bird is watching from the trees. And he knows just what to do. A vividly illustrated telling of a...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
    £30.00

    Manchester is one the world’s most iconic cities. Not only was it the first industrial city, it can claim to be the first post-industrial city. This book uses historic maps and unpublished and original plans to chart the dramatic growth and...

  • Hardback | Pub: 11 Oct 2018
    £30.00

    Scotland has had a uniquely important military history over the last five centuries. Conflict with England in the 16th century, Jacobite rebellions in the 18th century, 20th-century defences and the two world wars, as well as the Cold War, all...

  • Hardback | Pub: 18 Oct 2018
    £14.99

    Whether you love prosecco, cava, cremant or champagne, the UK’s love for all drinks sparkling and fizzy shows no sign of abating! Sparkling wine sales have increased by 76% in the last 5 years, and whatever your tipple, a delicious glass of fizz...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 Oct 2018
    £8.99

    Jan-Philipp Sendker has visited Myanmar (Burma) for over twenty years and, while doing research for his novels The Art of Hearing Heartbeats and A Well-Tempered Heart, he encountered numerous folktales and fables. These stories reveal the rich...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
    £8.99

    In 1920s Scotland a foreign dignitary on a secret visit has been abducted by men who plan to murder him. Veteran adventurer Richard Hannay must recruit three of his oldest friends to prevent a catastrophe that could plunge Europe into another war....

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Sep 2018
    £12.99

    Mary Contini and Pru Irvine provide over 60 recipes guaranteed to tickle the tastebuds, featuring a huge range of recipes, including a selection from other countries, not just Britain. Including clear instructions and information about the basics of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Oct 2018
    £8.99

    A verse novella by Glasgow Laureate Jim Carruth, Killochries tracks the relationship of two very different men working a remote farm over the course of twelve months. A young man is sent to work at Killochries, a farm belonging to a relative, after...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £12.99

    In Lost Perthshire, Ann Lindsay takes us on a fascinating journey through the lost architectural, geographical, industrial, and archaeological heritage of Perthshire. Perthshire has been the centre to a wide range of industries that flourished and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £14.99

    In Lost Argyll, Marian Pallister looks not only at the lost architectural heritage of Argyll but also at its lost industries, ferries, roads, bridges and archaeological monuments. Poltalloch House, for example, built in the 1840s as a monument to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £7.99

    In this moving memoir of an unusual childhood, John Muir recalls his younger days in East Lothian with a startling clarity, depicting a wild boy whose quiet individuality and determination were already emerging. Born in mid nineteenth-century...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Sep 2018
    £4.99

    Bleeters come and bleeters go, they never, never stay – if it’s not raining now more rain is on the way. It’s widely reported that Eskimos have over 50 words for snow. Given the equivalent ubiquity of rain in Britain’s northern climes, it is...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Mar 2019
    £20.00

    The Flemish are among the most important if under-appreciated immigrant groups to have shaped the history of medieval and early modern Scotland.  Originating in Flanders, Northern Europe’s economic powerhouse (now roughly Belgium and the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Sep 2018
    £12.99

    The peatlands of the Outer Hebrides are half land, half water. Their surface is a glorious tweed woven from tiny, living sphagnums rich in wildlife, but underneath is layer upon layer of dead mosses transforming into the peat. One can, with care,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Nov 2018
    £9.99

    Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, has long been portrayed as one of history’s romantically tragic figures. Devious, naïve, beautiful and sexually voracious, often highly principled, she secured the Scottish throne and bolstered the position of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Oct 2018
    £12.99

    From 1988 to 2017 David Ross was the Highland Correspondent of The Herald. His patch stretched from the Mull of Kintyre in the south to the Shetland island of Unst in the north; and from St Kilda, in the West, to the whisky country of Speyside in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
    £14.99

    In the 1980s and 1990s, Serie A was known as ‘Il campionato più bello del mondo’ – the most beautiful championship in the world – and had the highest match attendances in Europe. The stadiums were not only full of people, but full of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Sep 2018
    £8.99

    This new book, The Witch in the Word Machine, is a collection that underpins Jenni Fagan’s entire approach to words. Her spell poems are portraits of people, lovers and cities: Paris, New York, Edinburgh, Detroit, LA, and San Francisco. The...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 May 2018
    £6.99

    Riddle’s Court is a unique survival: an A-listed 16th-century courtyard house set behind the Royal Mile close to Edinburgh Castle. Over the centuries it has been a merchant’s house, aristocratic apartments, overcrowded tenements, a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Sep 2018
    £9.99

    How do you start a new life when the person you love is about to die? At the age of thirty-six, Gordon Darroch’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a devastating blow just as he, and their two children with autism, were preparing to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Apr 2019
    £9.99

    In 1969, among Harlem’s Rabelaisian cast of characters are bandleader King Curtis, soul singers Aretha Franklin and Donny Hathaway, and drug peddler Jimmy ‘Goldfinger’ Terrell. In February a raid on tenements across New York leads to the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Nov 2018
    £9.99

    Reay Clarke’s family were sheep-farmers at in the far north of Scotland for over two centuries. In this book he tells the story of the Clarkes of Eriboll and a way of life that has now vanished forever. Seen through his own family’s experience,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 25 Oct 2018
    £25.00

    Margaret Fay Shaw took her first photographs of the Hebrides in 1924 whilst travelling through the islands by bicycle. It was her photography which first brought her to the attention of folklorist John Lorne Campbell, and after their marriage in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 25 Oct 2018
    £9.99

    Mull and Iona are two of the most visited islands in Scotland, and have played a central role in the history of the country. As the cradle of Christianity in Scotland, Iona has been a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,500 years and was a beacon of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
    £8.99

    SHORTLISED FOR THE MCILVANNEY SCOTTISH CRIME DEBUT PRIZE 2019 All over Britain, POW camps are filling up with defeated German soldiers. Every day, thousands more pour in on ships from France. But only the most dangerous are sent to Camp 21 –...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Jul 2018
    £9.99

    ‘Two Men at Once’ is one of Norman MacCaig best known poems. He was indeed two men at once: Edinburgh, the city where he was born and lived as a teacher and poet, was his home, but no other place shaped his poetry more than Assynt in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Jul 2018