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: 16 Aug 2018
    £17.99

    ‘Brigid writes with warmth and appreciation of communities that she knows and loves, and she inspires us to explore them’ – Rick Stein ‘Whenever I am talking to customers about the NC500, I always recommend your book for the…

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…

  • 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: 27 May 2008
    £8.99

    ‘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: 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: 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…