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The Winter’s Trail

14 Feb ’24
Spring might be on its way in Scotland but it’s still February and still seasonally cold. The crisp chill makes it one of the favourite times of…
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Extract from SHAKE IT UP, BABY!

02 Feb ’24
Shake It Up, Baby! tells the story of how The Beatles rose to fame in 1963, through exclusive eye-witness accounts from those who were there:…
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A Library of One’s Own

09 Nov ’19
‘From the moment I first ventured into a library I wanted one of my own.’ Famously, Virginia Woolf said that a woman must have money and a room of…
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Christmas Gift Guide: Poetry

13 Dec ’23
Poetry makes for a lovely thoughtful gift, and we are proud to publish a vibrant selection of beautiful poetry collections from some of the best…
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Saltire Celebrations

26 Oct ’23
Huge and sincere congratulations to our shortlistees for the Saltire National Book Awards 2023 (announced today). The members of the Birlinn team are…
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    Ian Buxton

    ‘Ian Buxton tackles the drink that used to be called “Mother’s Ruin” in a book that’s newly revised and updated to take into account the new kids on the block. …You’ll find Buxton’s learned take on products such as Harris Gin and Achroos and don’t think your choice of tonic water is any less open to innovation and variety’ – Herald on Sunday

    Ian is a best-selling author on Gin, Rum and Whisky. See the full range HERE