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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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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Calling Occupants… of Rum!

10 Aug ’23
Who knew?  The Isle of Rum has interplanetary significance On a planet far, far away, NASA’s Perseverance Rover is currently collecting rocks…
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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

    The Goldenacre scoops major award

    06 Sep ’23
    Phil Miller’s novel The Goldenacre has won the Shamus Award for the Best First P.I. Novel, in the Private Eye Writers of America Awards. This is an…
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