New Releases

  • Hardback | Pub: 16 Jun 2022
    £25.00

    The Long Golden Afternoon tells the story of the transformative generation of golf that followed the rise of Young Tom Morris – an era of sweeping change that saw Scotland’s national pastime become one of the rare games played around…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jun 2022
    £9.99

    ‘An outstanding mystery thriller… Noir fans won’t want to miss it’ – Publishers Weekly (Starred) ‘A riveting, brutal journey into the high stakes world of legacy art and inherited wealth’ – Denise Mina,…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jun 2022
    £12.99

    Is There a Pigeon in the Room? is a deeply personal book about Cameron Wyllie’s remarkable four-decade career in teaching. It’s a tapestry of anecdotes and reflections on topics like drugs, parenting and sex education, laced with stories about…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jun 2022
    £8.99

    The ghosts of the past will not be silenced. Glasgow, 1983, and a beat constable walks away from a bar where he knows a crime is about to be committed. It is a decision that will haunt him for the rest of his life. In the present, an old fisherman…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jun 2022
    £20.00

    From humble beginnings at Fairlie, Ayrshire, in the early years of the nineteenth century, William Fife and Son grew to become one of Britain’s premier yacht-building yards, attracting commissions from as far afield as America, Canada and…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jun 2022
    £14.99

    The Moray Way consists of all or part of three previously existing routes: the Moray Coast Trail, the Speyside Way and the Dava Way. Together they cover a huge and varied range of landscapes.This book is the ideal guide to much of what this…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jun 2022
    £6.99

    Throughout the world there exists an enduring fascination with our ancestry – who we are and where we come from. Nowhere is this more evident than with the generations of Scots who over the centuries have left their native Scotland to create a new…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jun 2022
    £9.99

    Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2021 One of The Times 50 Best Sports Books of 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…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jun 2022
    £12.99

    First published in 2010 to mark the centenary of Norman MacCaig’s birth, The Many Days aims to strike a balance between representing the much-loved poems that any reader would expect to find in a selected MacCaig, and other less familiar…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jun 2022
    £14.99 £11.99

    ‘At what feels like a pivotal moment, Carrie’s forensic research and depth of knowledge make her the perfect person to guide us through the constantly changing landscape of women’s football’ – Kelly Cates, TV…

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Jun 2022
    £14.99

    Three huge iron chests lay locked in the office of a law firm, their ancient mechanisms jealously guarding secrets of Scotland’s past. No one had seen inside the chests for over a century or knew what they contained. When the bolts were finally…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £8.99

    ‘A gripping high-octane masterpiece’ – Andrew Child To make the perfect Spanish whodunnit cocktail, take one dead gangster, mix in six shifty expats, add one ruthless baddie and garnish with a suspicious police officer . . . Daniella…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £7.99

    At the age of 10, Rowena Farre left the security of her parents’ home in India and was sent to live with her aunt on a lonely croft in the wild and remote Highlands of Scotland. During her stay in Sutherland, she drew strength from the…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £7.99

    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: 05 May 2022
    £7.99

    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
    £7.99

    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
    £9.99

    Every year, ten men from Ness, at the northern tip of the Isle of Lewis, sail north-east for some forty miles to a remote rock called Sulasgeir. Their mission is to catch and harvest the guga; the almost fully grown gannet chicks nesting on the two…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £17.99 £14.39

    The British, who are rightly proud of their sporting traditions, are now having to come to terms with the dark, unacknowledged, past of racism in sport – until now the truth that dare not speak its name. Conscious and unconscious racism have for…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £8.99

    A small inheritance and a letter from his grandfather mark the beginnings of a journey that leads Peter Angus Gillies from his mundane job in Canada to Ardnish, the land of his forebears, on the rugged and remote west coast of Scotland. As Peter…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £8.99

    ‘Beautifully written … a unique tale told in a unique voice’ – S.G. Maclean Summer, 1522. In a wave of pomp, Henry VIII’s court welcomes the Imperial emperor, Charles V. Anthony Blanke, the son of the king’s late ‘black…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £8.99

    Three hundred years ago, Scotland struck an extraordinary bargain with its English neighbour. Like all the best deals it involved giving away little – nominal sovereignty – in exchange for major gains: economic, political and cultural. Control…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £14.99

    A dance was devised in eighteenth-century Skye. An exhilarating dance. A dance, a visitor reports, ‘the emigration from Skye has occasioned’. The visitor asks for the dance’s name. ‘They call it America,’ he’s told. In his introduction…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £25.00

    For many people, Tyninghame on the beautiful East Lothian coast means beaches, sea birds and salt marshes. But this place on the southern boundary of the Firth of Forth was once an important monastic site, the burial place of St Baldred and later a…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £14.99 £11.99

    ‘EIGHT YEARS WITH RANGERS, MORE THAN 300 GAMES, INCREDIBLE HIGHS, PAINFUL LOWS – AND IT ALL CAME DOWN TO ONE NIGHT IN THE NOU CAMP’ 24 May 1972. The biggest night in the history of Rangers. Having overcome the might of Italian giants…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 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…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £14.99

    ‘A memoir which is also a work of art’ – Allan Massie, The Scotsman The story begins with Campbell, aged 14, in a police cell in Glasgow. He’s been charged with stealing books – five Mickey Spillane novels and a copy of Peyton…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £6.99

    Being a doctor is a privilege; it is also very demanding and can be stressful, and to be able to look after others, we need to look after ourselves. We offer you this little book of poetry, Tools of the Trade, as a friend to provide inspiration,…

  • Calendar | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £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: 05 May 2022
    £12.99

    An island can be a source of escape or return, of solace or threat. In this anthology rich depictions of island flora and fauna sit alongside sightings of croft dwellers and ferry-lowpers. Expressions of affection and accounts of imprisonment and…

  • Calendar | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £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,…