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History

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  • Hardback | Pub: 15 Oct 2015
    £25.00

    Basil William Douglas, Lord Daer, was a remarkable man who left an indelible impression on those who knew him, including the poet Robert Burns and French intellectual and revolutionary the Marquis de Condorcet. Daer was a restless, energetic spirit...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Jun 2013
    £5.99

    Britain’s first flying machine was trailed in Perthshire in 1907 and ever since – whether at war or in peacetime – Scotland has been in the frontline of British military aviation. In Tartan Air Force Deborah Lake investigates...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Feb 2006
    £7.99

    This is the remarkable story of Donald Caskie, minister of the Scots Kirk in Paris at the time of the German invasion of France in 1940. Although he had several opportunities to flee, Caskie stayed behind to help establish a network of safe houses...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Aug 2019
    £12.99

    Trevor Royle examines Scotland’s role in the Second World War from a wide range of perspectives. The country’s geographical position gave it great strategic importance for importing war materiel and reinforcements, for conducting naval...

  • Hardback | Pub: 12 Jan 2017
    £25.00

    Tir a’Mhurain is a collection of photographs that reflects the impressions gathered by Paul Strand and his wife Hazel during their 3-month visit to the Hebrides in 1945. Juxtaposing people and landscape, Strand’s beautifully sequenced...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Jul 2011
    £12.99

    Samuel Johnson and James Boswell spent the autumn of 1773 touring through the Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland as far west as the islands of Skye, Raasay, Coll, Mull, Inchkenneth and Iona. Both kept detailed notes of their impressions, and later...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2019
    £14.99

    Thomas Pennant’s first tour of Scotland started at Chester in 1769. Passing through Yorkshire and Durham he paid a brief visit to the Farne Islands in a coble – ‘a hazardous species of boat’ – entering Scotland at...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2019
    £25.00

    In the summer of 1772, Thomas Pennant, together with three travelling companions, set out on a five month journey through the north of England, mainland Scotland and the Western Isles. Pennant’s subsequent account of the tour, publishing in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Aug 2020
    £12.99

    This is a new edition of the bestselling guide to this increasingly popular pursuit. Scotland has the best-maintained records and facilities of any country in the world for undertaking family research, and now that the National Records of Scotland...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £9.99

    In 1971 Alec Crawford is determined to make his fortune from ship salvage. Early attempts lead nowhere until he teams up with a new partner, Simon Martin. Diving in Hebridean waters, they explore remains of the Spanish Armada, and the wreck of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 13 Aug 2012
    £25.00

    This book first traces the rise of the Gordons from minor magnates in Berwickshire to major players in the north and nationally. They reached their zenith in the person of George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly, during the sixteenth century. The rest of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £12.99

    Few aspects of Scottish history inspire as fervent an interest as the wars with England. The exploits of not one, but two, national heroes – William Wallace and Robert Bruce – have excited the attention of a host of novelists, filmmakers,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Apr 2008
    £9.99

    All they wanted was land: land for crofting and land on which to build a house. In 1908, ten desperate men from the islands of Barra and Mingulay in the Western Isles were imprisoned for refusing to leave the island of Vatersay which they had...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Oct 2021
    £25.00

    Vienna is unique amongst world capitals in its consistent international importance over the centuries. From the ascent of the Habsburgs as Europe’s leading dynasty to the Congress of Vienna, which reordered Europe after Napoleon, to bridge-...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Nov 2015
    £25.00

    The Hebridean island of Islay is well-known for its whisky, its wildlife and its association with the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. There would seem to be little reason to dwell on its fate at the hands of marauding Northmen during the Viking Age....

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 Nov 2015
    £20.00

    This book is an oral history of life and work in the Scottish Borders village of Lilliesleaf, based on interviews recorded in 1991-4 with 24 of its oldest inhabitants. They include farm, forestry and sawmill workers, shopworkers and domestic...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Feb 2017
    £16.99

    This collection, based on interviews with 14 librarians and other library staff working in Scotland in the twentieth century, tells the stories of their working lives, explaining how libraries developed from the difficulties of the inter-war period...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Sep 2017
    £4.99

    Droving was once the lifeblood of Scotland’s rural economy, and for centuries Scotland’s glens and mountain passes were alive with thousands of cattle making their way to the market trysts of Crieff and Falkirk. With the Industrial Revolution,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Mar 2017
    £12.99

    Hadrian’s Wall is the largest, most spectacular and one of the most enigmatic historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches its vast scale: a land wall running 73 miles from east to west and a sea wall stretching at least 26 miles down...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Feb 2010
    £20.00

    Through his personality, ingenuity and ability, he initiated a resistance movement which ultimately secured the nation’s freedom and independence. Yet, Wallace was reviled, opposed and eventually betrayed by the nobility in his own day to...