New Releases

  • 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: 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: 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…

  • | 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
    £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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 soldiers finally found a leader who could…

  • 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
    £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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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: 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…

  • 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: 02 May 2024
    £20.00

    ‘Brigid writes with warmth and appreciation of communities that she knows and loves, and she inspires us to explore them’ – Rick Stein ‘Whenever I am talking to customers about the NC500, I always recommend your book for the…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 May 2024
    £9.99

    ‘[A] warm and witty exploration of our hidden vulnerabilities’ – Catherine Simpson Ellis’s life has crumbled without warning. Her boyfriend has fallen in love with someone else, her job’s insecure, her bank account’s empty…

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 May 2024
    £12.00

    Shakespeare fed us the myth of the Macbeths as murderous conspirators. But now Val McDermid drags the truth out of the shadows, exposing the patriarchal prejudices of history. Expect the unexpected . . . A thousand years ago in an ancient Scottish…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 May 2024
    £9.99

    ‘The Hollow Mountain is possibly the best yet’ – S.G. MacLean The Tunnel Tigers were an elite group of construction workers who specialised in a lucrative but hazardous profession – blasting tunnels through mountains and under…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 May 2024
    £8.99

    New from bestselling illustrator Eilidh Muldoon. Gardening is one of the most popular hobbies in the country. This book includes lots of garden-themed illustrations by bestselling artist Eilidh Muldoon to colour in. From gardening tools, ponds,…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 May 2024
    £4.99

    Young children will love these colouring books featuring simple illustrations of a variety of Scottish animals.  Contents feature: Puffin * Ducks * Garden birds * Hedgehog * Hare * Owls * Capercaillie * Wildcat *Geese * Eagle * Scottie Dog * Pine…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 May 2024
    £4.99

    Young children will love these colouring books featuring simple illustrations of a variety of Scottish themes. Contents feature: Castles * Unicorns * Scottish Country Dancers * Bagpipes * Loch Ness Monster * Seashore * Farmyard * Boats and trains *…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 May 2024
    £6.99

    Scotland has one of the richest traditions of folklore in the world, and the nation’s greatest writers have been influenced by the country’s abundance of customs, superstitions, ghost stories and folktales. Robert Burns, Walter Scott, James Hogg…