New Releases

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £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…

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £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…

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £12.99

    “A few years ago, I asked Tom Petty how his songs had been influenced by his life. As a rule, songwriters aren’t keen on unpicking their work, and Petty was no exception. He didn’t want to get into specifics. ‘Life is so difficult,’ he…

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £30.00

    In this ground-breaking study of the medieval parliament, Roland Tanner gives the Scottish Parliament a human face by examining the actions and motives of those who attended. In the past, the Scottish Parliament was seen as a weak and ineffective…

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £9.99

    In 1938 John Lorne Campbell bought the Hebridean isle of Canna. He wanted to prevent it becoming a rich man’s playground (like so many other islands and Highland estates), to preserve a part of traditional Gaelic culture and show that…

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £8.99

    ‘An immersive and entertaining read’ – Alistair Mabbot, The Herald The year is 1317, and young squire Benedict Russell has joined the English-held garrison of Berwick-upon-Tweed after the spectacular Scottish victory at Bannockburn…

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £9.99

    Since its first publication in 1984, Night Falls in Ardnamurchan has become a classic account of the life and death of a Highland community. The author weaves his own humorous and perceptive account of crofting with extracts from his father’s…

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £30.00

    Challenging the conventional interpretation of Mary of Guise as the defender of Catholicism whose regime climaxed with the Reformation Rebellion, Pamela Ritchie shows that Mary was, on the contrary, a shrewd and effective politique, whose own…

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £20.00

    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…

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £8.99

    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: 07 Apr 2022
    £8.99

    16 million dead. Two struggling survivors. A past no-one can escape. Set in a Britain of the near future, haunted by its past in which the traces of genocide lay just below the surface, two survivors, Thea and Dom, are on a journey to uncover the…

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £9.99

    ‘A celebration of the city and its enduring love affair with music and musicians, venues and shops, one which will spark the remembrance of unique, high-octane experiences for all of us’ – Ian Rankin Discover Edinburgh’s hidden music…

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £9.99

    Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2021 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,…

  • 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
    £9.99

    Based on personal memories of his life in Ireland and Scotland in the early 1900s, this was Patrick MacGill’s first novel. It tells the story of Dermod Flynn an independent and feisty youth who earns a meagre living as an itinerant farm hand in…

  • Paperback | Pub: 24 Mar 2022
    £10.00

    This is an exclusive limited edition with a preface by Liz Lochhead and a new introduction by Ali Smith. Liz Lochhead is one of the leading poets writing in Britain today. This, her debut collection, published in 1972, was a landmark publication….

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £10.99

    From Hannah Lavery, Edinburgh’s Makar. ‘Speaks to and for the conflicted conscience of Scotland … with a power and authenticity like perhaps no other’ – The Scotsman In a moment that is demanding you to constantly choose your…

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £10.00

    FROM GRANTA BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELIST JENNI FAGAN COMES AN AMBITIOUS AND POWERFULLY POIGNANT TALE OF ONE OF THE MOST TURBULENT MOMENTS IN SCOTLAND’S HISTORY, THE NORTH BERWICK WITCH TRIALS. ‘This series has already produced two…

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £10.00

    FROM GRANTA BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELIST JENNI FAGAN COMES AN AMBITIOUS AND POWERFULLY POIGNANT TALE OF ONE OF THE MOST TURBULENT MOMENTS IN SCOTLAND’S HISTORY, THE NORTH BERWICK WITCH TRIALS. ‘This series has already produced two…

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £30.00

    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…

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £8.99

    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…

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £12.99

    ‘A gripping, heart-breaking account of the famine winter of 1847’ – Rosemary Goring, The Herald Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize When Scotland’s 1846 potato crop was wiped out by blight, the country was plunged into…

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £9.99

    ‘An enthralling mystery, family saga and Sunset Song-esque ode to the land’ – The Herald, 25 Summer Reads Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2021 Winner of the Bookmark Book Festival Book of the Year 2021 After Highland…

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £8.99

    Pressure for independence remains a major force in Scotland, but the case for it has changed substantially since the referendum of 2014. In the 2016 Brexit referendum, 60 per cent of the Scottish electorate voted to remain part of the European…

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £12.99

    Few aspects of Scottish history inspire as fervent an interest as the wars with England. The exploits of not one, but two, national heroes – William Wallace and Robert Bruce – have excited the attention of a host of novelists, filmmakers,…

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £25.00

    In 1944, Glasgow received one of the greatest gifts ever made to any city in the world: a collection of over 6,000 artworks of many types spanning centuries and civilisations. The benefactors were Glasgow-born shipping magnate Sir William Burrell…

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £40.00

    First published by the New York Public Library in 1946, Black’s The Surnames of Scotland has long established itself as one of the great classics of genealogy. Arranged alphabetically, each entry contains a concise history of the family in…

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Feb 2022
    £12.99

    Pipers takes the reader inside the world of the performer community of Scottish piping, introducing the instrument itself and the various different repertories. It also discusses piping techniques as well as information on some of the great piping…

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Feb 2022
    £7.99

    ‘a tour de force work of art’ – The Wall Street Journal, Best Books of the Year Longlisted for the 2022 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award It’s Saturday evening, 9 March 1566, and Mary, Queen of Scots, is six months pregnant….

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Feb 2022
    £8.99

    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…