New Releases

  • 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 Archives of Scotland…

  • Box Set | Pub: 23 Jul 2020
    £12.99 £10.39

    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…

  • Box Set | Pub: 23 Jul 2020
    £12.99 £10.39

    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…

  • Multiple-component | Pub: 23 Jul 2020
    £12.99 £10.39

    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: 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: 23 Jul 2020
    £7.99 £6.39

    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 £6.39

    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: 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…

  • 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…

  • 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: 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: 11 Jun 2020
    £8.99

    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: 04 Jun 2020
    £8.99

    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 wrecking, smuggling and barbaric cruelty. Now rich…

  • 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…

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 May 2020
    £14.99

    There are strange relics hidden across Scotland’s landscape: forgotten places that are touchstones to incredible stories and past lives which still resonate today. Yet why are so many of these ‘wild histories’ unnoticed and overlooked? And…

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 May 2020
    £20.00

    Scotland’s plants define its landscape – from the heather moorlands of its iconic habitats to the weeds and a garden plants of its towns and cities. Plants have shaped the country’s domestic economy and culture over centuries, providing…

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 May 2020
    £8.99

    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…

  • Calendar | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £9.99

    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,…

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £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: 07 May 2020
    £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: 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…

  • 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…

  • Calendar | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £9.99

    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…

  • 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: 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…

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 Apr 2020
    £4.99 £3.99

    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: 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…

  • Hardback | 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…

  • 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…