Forthcoming

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £75.00

    Drawing together the evidence of archaeology, palaeoecology, climate history and the historical record, this first environmental history of Scotland explores the interaction of human populations with the land, waters, forests and wildlife. This…

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £4.99

    Acclaimed cookery writer Sue Lawrence celebrates the enormous range of Scottish soups in this imaginative and practical collection of recipes, ideal for cooks of all abilities. Some soups make ideal starters, others are a complete meal in…

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £4.99

    Seumas MacInnes, one of Scotland’s premier restaurateurs and owner of the iconic Cafe Gandolfi in Glasgow, is not afraid to take issue with the national bard over the sobriquet ‘Great chieftain o’ the puddin race’. Without…

  • Calendar | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £10.99

    Following the continued success of the 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 earliest…

  • Calendar | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £10.99

    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,…

  • Diary | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £8.99

    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…

  • Diary | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £14.99

    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…

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £4.99

    Scotland’s National dish is the source of endless jokes and horror stories, yet continues to provoke curiosity around the world. With an ancient history and an eight-verse tribute penned by Robert Burns, haggis is a Scottish cultural icon. So…

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £20.00

    The infamous ‘Beeching Axe’ swept away virtually every Scottish branch line in the 1960s. Conventional wisdom viewed these losses as regrettable yet inevitable in an era of growing affluence and rising car ownership. This ground-breaking study…

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £14.99

    Tommo has just moved to a prestigious boarding school. A product of the middle class, and with new-found independence thrust upon him, he finds himself invited into fading crumbling country houses. It’s the early nineties and the elite he is now…

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £14.99

    Twenty-three long years, 276 tortous months, 1,196 despairing weeks – it’s a long time in the wilderness . . .  After a string of household names failed to deliver, the Tartan Army’s foot soliders finally found a leader who could…

  • Diary | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £8.99

    This 112-pp week-to-view diary features 33 stunning illustrations from wildlife artist Jane Smith including, birds, animals and plants set against magnificent scenery.

  • Diary | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £14.99

    This 112pp week-to-view diary features 33 stunning illustrations from wildlife artist Jane Smith including, birds, animals and plants set against magnificent scenery.

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £12.99

    This is the true story of Winston Churchill and Scotland. In the popular imagination, Winston Churchill is the bulldog of 1940 – uncompromising and Conservative. But in 1922 he was the reforming, progressive Liberal MP for Dundee who, after five…

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £25.00

    Alistair Moffat tells the extraordinary story of the Highlands in the most detailed book ever written about this remarkable part of Scotland. This is the story of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland as it has never been told before. From the…

  • | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £9.99

    This notebook features a stunning cover with artwork by acclaimed nature artist Jane Smith. It contains lined paper, a head and-tail band, a ribbon marker and band to keep it securely fastened. This is one of a range of Birlinn nature notebooks with…

  • | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £9.99

    This notebook features a stunning cover with artwork by acclaimed nature artist Jane Smith. It contains lined paper, a head and-tail band, a ribbon marker and band to keep it securely fastened. This is one of a range of Birlinn nature notebooks with…

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £9.99

    Richard Hannay Returns. JULY, 1942. Once again veteran adventurer Richard Hannay is called into action on a mission that will test him as never before. At stake is the fate of the beleaguered island of Malta where Hannay’s son is stationed as a…

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £4.99

    Scottish produce is celebrated the world over. The demand for game, for example, far exceeds what can be supplied, and Scottish cheeses surpass many from mainland Europe. In this book Claire Macdonald celebrates the very best of home-grown…

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2024
    £10.99

    This island of Lismore boasts a remarkably rich heritage, both in terms of historic monuments and of an unbroken tradition of Gaelic culture. From their first sight of Tirefour Broch, dominating approaches from the mainland, visitors to the Isle of…

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2024
    £20.00

    In the eighteenth century, Glasgow and its outports became the dominant force in the highly lucrative tobacco commerce from the Americas to Europe. This prize-winning book explains why such remarkable success came about against fierce international…

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2024
    £9.99

    Shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award 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…

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2024
    £6.99

    Everyone has a dark side. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde follows the story of respectable Dr Jekyll’s strange association with the ‘damnable young man’ Edward Hyde. Dr Jekyll has discovered the ultimate drug: a chemical…

  • Board Book | Pub: 04 Jul 2024
    £6.99

    Find out what happens when Captain Kit welcomes his passengers aboard his ferry in this charming board book. Benedict Blathwayt’s award-winning illustrations are full of detail which are guaranteed to stimulate the interest of very young children…

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2024
    £7.99

    This is a true story about a real place. A place hidden behind the waves. The Vikings saw it in their dreams, and sometimes sea birds call its name. It’s a dot on a map. The blink of an eye. The beat of a wing. Storms and songs and stickleback…

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2024
    £9.99

    Two lonely strangers. One chance encounter. Six winning numbers. Bucket List is a feel-good, life-affirming story about the power of friendship, community and lemon drizzle cake. Dot is a pensioner who lives her days alone. Max is a young offender…

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2024
    £7.99

    This is a beautifully conceived picture flat in which Debi Gliori describes and illustrates all kinds of things you might see over the course of a single day in the Hebrides. Inspired by the landscape, seascape, weather, animals and birds, this is…

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2024
    £10.99

    In 2014, marine biologist Dr Natalie Sanders joined the crew of the research vessel Silurian to seek out Britain’s West Coast Community of orca and study them before we lose them forever. Though this orca pod has delighted scientists and whale…

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2024
    £14.99

    Paul Murton has spent half-a lifetime exploring some of the most beautiful islands in the world – the Hebrides. He has travelled the length and breadth of the Scotland’s rugged, six-thousand-mile coast line, and sailed to over eighty islands. In…

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2024
    £7.99

    Skye is a dinosaur who loves playing with her friends. When a gang of four big, bullying dinosaurs spoil the fun and chase her into the woods, Skye outwits them one by one. All except the meanest, fiercest dinosaur of all who follows her right to…