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  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £9.99

    After giving up a hectic life as a journalist in Europe and Hollywood in the late 1960s to return to his boyhood love of nature, Mike Tomkies moved to Eilean Shona, a remote island off the west coast of Scotland. There he rebuilt an abandoned croft...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Sep 2019
    £9.99

    Busy and deeply absorbed in all the complexity of life, Ruth Scott’s packed diary suddenly had to be cleared when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. She said, ‘Discovering that life might be shorter than expected or hoped for...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2019
    £9.99

    Alone in his kayak, Brian Wilson sets off from the Solway Firth on a 2000-mile odyssey around Scotland’s extraordinarily varied coastline of cliffscapes, unspoiled shorelines, treacherous sea passages and beautiful Hebridean islands. Adventure is...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Oct 2021
    £12.99

    ‘a beguiling mixture of poetry, moving prose and magical realism’ – Stephen McGinty, The Sunday Times Jeda is a girl on the cusp of adulthood, living in Edinburgh; with a white father and a black mother, she feels self-conscious...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Sep 2022
    £20.00

    Scotland is famed for its rugged coastlines, pristine beaches, endless rivers and deep lochs. From the Highlands to the Islands, from the east coast to the west coast, the whole country is an unreported mecca for wild water sports. Mollie Hughes has...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £4.99

    In Delete This At Your Peril, Neil Forsyth introduced the fictional character Bob Servant to the UK and North America and his creation quickly gained a critically-led cult following. Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh picked Delete This At Your Peril...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Sep 2017
    £7.99

    Bere is the native barley of Orkney. In the past it was an important multi-use crop and a staple of the Scottish diet, though its use declined as more easily-processed crops were introduced. Bere is still grown on Orkney farms by an agricultural...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Jul 2018
    £14.99

    This is the story of the border: a place of beginnings and endings, of differences and similarities. It is the story of England and Scotland, told not from the remoteness of London or Edinburgh or in the tired terms of national histories, but up...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Nov 2019
    £9.99

    In an epic narrative, sometimes moving, sometimes astonishing, always revealing, Moffat writes an entirely new history of Britain. Instead of the usual parade of the usual suspects – kings, queens, saints, warriors and the notorious – this is a...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Oct 2016
    £25.00

    This is the second volume of Kenneth Roy’s magisterial trilogy on the history of Scotland since the Second World War. The first volume, The Invisible Spirit: A Life of Post-War Scotland 1945-75, was met with immediate acclaim. This new volume...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Oct 2014
    £10.99

    In a boarding house in West Port, an old army pensioner dies of natural causes. He owes the landlord rent. Instead of burying the body, the landlord, William Hare, and his friend, William Burke, fill the coffin with bark and sell the corpse to Dr....

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 May 2014
    £9.99

    Cairngorms: A Secret History is a series of journeys exploring barely known human and natural stories of the Cairngorm Mountains. It looks at a unique British landscape, its last great wilderness, with new eyes. History combines with travelogue in a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Nov 2005
    £9.99

    Telford’s plan, to connect Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy with each other and the sea, was a huge undertaking which brought civil engineering to the Highlands on a heroic scale. Deep in the Highlands, far from the canal network of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 May 2008
    £7.99

    ‘An incredible testament to one man’s determination’ – The Sunday Herald Calum MacLeod had lived on the northern point of Raasay since his birth in 1911. He tended the Rona lighthouse at the very tip of his little archipelago, until...

  • Paperback | Pub: 29 Aug 2007
    £12.99

    In the early 18th century, Edinburgh was a filthy backwater town synonymous with poverty and disease. Yet by century’s end, it had become the marvel of modern Europe, home to the finest minds of the day and their breathtaking innovations in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £7.99

    They may be coated in layers of myth and pious anecdote but dig deep enough and the pioneering leaders of Celtic Christianity are revealed as reassuringly human individuals, responding to their faith by deliberately living on the edges of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2016
    £14.99

    This authoritative and handsomely illustrated book is aimed at the general reader who wants to know about the mysteriouspeople who inhabited Scotland from the Bronze Age onwards. They created wonderful works of art in gold and silver and theirbrochs...

  • 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: 10 May 2018
    £8.99

    As an outstanding exponent of Art Nouveau and leader of the ‘Glasgow Style’, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s buildings, designs and paintings are known the world over. In this book Eilidh Muldoon shares her passion for one of the...