GET READY TO TRAVEL

While the whole country has been locked down there’s been a plethora of TV travelogue shows that have brought us open spaces and new horizons. Joanna Lumley, Darcey Bussell, Susan Calman, and our very own Paul Murton have all been exploring right on Scotland’s doorstep. If they’ve inspired you to plan a trip, or piqued your interest in hidden places, this collection will help you on your way.

From the culinary delights of our island communities in A Taste of Scotland’s Islands, to adventures into Scotland’s long-lost past in The Unremembered Places, to glorious photographic journeys, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Top Tips for Top Travellers!

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Aug 2017
    £17.99

    Paul Murton has spent half-a lifetime exploring some of the most beautiful islands in the world – the Hebrides. He has travelled the length and breadth of the Scotland’s rugged, six-thousand-mile coast line, and sailed to over eighty islands. In…

  • Hardback | Pub: 12 Sep 2019
    £20.00

    Sue Lawrence has been on a personal odyssey – a trip round some of Scotland’s many islands speaking to producers and cooks, gleaning recipes along the way. From islands such as Mull, Raasay, Out Skerries and Luing she has amassed over 100…

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 Aug 2018
    £14.39

    This is the essential guide to the north of Scotland, on a route which begins in Inverness, weaves westwards to Applecross and then northwards towards Torridon. From Ullapool it leads to the most northerly points in Britain, passing by Caithness and…

  • Hardback | Pub: 20 Oct 2016
    £30.00

    As miniature worlds, beautiful locations and homes to communities seemingly distant from the stresses of modern life, Scotland’s many islands have an extraordinary fascination on countless people, not least on the hundreds of thousands of…

Hunting Down History

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
    £9.99

    Shortlisted for the The Great Outdoors Awards – Outdoor Book of the Year 2020 Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature 2020 There are strange relics hidden across Scotland’s landscape: forgotten places that are…

  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Aug 2015
    £9.99

    The Highland Line is the most profound internal boundary in Britain. First recognised by Agricola in the first century AD (parts of its most northerly portion mark the furthest north the Romans got) it divides the country both geologically and…

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Nov 2020
    £12.99

    Gathered in this book are over twenty islands that have decidedly human origins, whether they are the products of imagination, deception or simply human error. They are phantoms, fakes and legends: an archipelago of ex-isles and forgotten…

  • Hardback | Pub: 08 Oct 2020
    £20.00

    Longlisted for The Highland Book Prize 2020 Fourteen centuries ago, Irish saints brought the Word of God to the Hebrides and Scotland’s Atlantic shore. These ‘white martyrs’ sought solitude, remoteness, even harshness, in places apart from the…

JOURNEYS OF DISCOVERY

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2019
    £12.99

    Walking Through Shadows describes a winter walk in memory of the author’s friend, Clive Dennier, a popular Inverness journalist, who died in Knoydart in March 2013 but whose body was found only some weeks later. The journey begins at Whiten Head…

  • 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: 22 Mar 2018
    £12.99

    The islands of the Outer Hebrides are home to some of the most remote and spectacular scenery in the world. They host an astonishing range of mysterious structures – stone circles, beehive dwellings, holy wells and ‘temples’ from…

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2016
    £8.99

    ‘Sixty Degrees North is a story that we tell, both to ourselves and to others. It is a story about where – and perhaps also who – we are.’The sixtieth parallel marks a kind of borderland. It wraps itself around the lower…

  • 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…

TALES FROM THE ISLANDS

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £17.99

    Paul Murton has long had a love of the Viking north – the island groups of Orkney and Shetland and the old counties of Caithness and Sutherland – which, for centuries, were part of the Nordic world as depicted in the great classic the Orkneyinga…

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 May 2015
    £8.99

    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: 28 Sep 2010
    £4.99

    Seumas MacInnes, one of Scotland’s premier restaurateurs and owner of the iconic Cafe Gandolfi in Glasgow, is not afraid to take issue with the national bard over the sobriquet ‘Great chieftain o’ the puddin race’. Without…

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £12.99

    Mairi Hedderwick embarks on a six-month-long journey to 40 islands from Arran to Lewis, recounting her pilgrimage around the archipelago of the Western Isles with which she has had a lifelong love affair. Filled with wit and wisdom that is matched…

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
    £9.99

    When Mike Tomkies moved to a remote cottage on the shores of Loch Shiel in the West Highlands of Scotland, he found a place which was to provide him with the most profound wilderness experience of his life. Accessible only by boat, the cottage he…

  • 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: 23 May 2019
    £12.99

    In July 1935, Robert Atkinson and John Ainslie set out on an ornithological search for the rare Leach’s Fork-tailed Petrel. Their quest was to last for twelve years and took them from their Oxford base to many of the remote and often deserted…

  • Hardback | Pub: 15 Feb 2016
    £20.00

    This is a book for anyone interested in wildlife, for art lovers, for tourists wanting a memento of their holiday, for everyone who loves the west coast of Scotland. It depicts a year in the life of Oronsay, a remote island that is farmed by the…