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History

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  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2011
    £25.00

    First published in 1926, this book remains the best and most comprehensive guide to the Celtic place-names of Scotland and is essential reading for anyone interested in Scottish history and the derivations of place-names the length and breadth of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2016
    £14.99

    This authoritative and handsomely illustrated book is aimed at the general reader who wants to know about the mysteriouspeople who inhabited Scotland from the Bronze Age onwards. They created wonderful works of art in gold and silver and theirbrochs...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Feb 2010
    £20.00

    Social and economic changes included an increase in production of food and raw materials, in turn sustaining the remarkable growth of towns and cities over this period. However, in the folk memory of Scotland the social and cultural costs of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Apr 2019
    £9.99

    Who was St Columba? How did this Irish aristocrat become the most important figure in early Scottish Christianity? This book examines the different roles played by the saint in life and death, tracing his career in Ireland and Scotland, where we...

  • Hardback | Pub: 24 Oct 2017
    £16.99

    Many decisions which have had enormous historical consequences have been made over the dinner table, and have been accompanied (and perhaps in influenced) by copious amounts of food and wine. In The Course of History Struan Stevenson brings to life...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Sep 2015
    £25.00

    From the mid eighteenth century, many medical students from across the world made their way to Edinburgh, drawn by the reputation of the faculty and the quality and nature of its teaching. Chemistry, in particular, had star performers, notably...

  • Hardback | Pub: 20 Feb 2017
    £30.00

    Changes in funeral practice provide a lens through which to inspect changes in wider social identity, values and religious beliefs. This book reveals how, in Scotland, as in other societies, death ways and funeral arrangements are closely related to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Nov 2007
    £25.00

    This book examines the role of religion in the story of Oliver Cromwell’s invasion and subsequent occupation of Scotland. Analysis of the printed propaganda produced by the Scots and the English makes it clear that both nations defined their...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2003
    £14.99

    In the thirty years after the end of the Second World War, the construction schemes of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electic Board changed the face of the Highlands and brought electricity to almost the whole of the country north of the Highland Line....

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Mar 2018
    £12.99

    The Company of Scotland and its attempts to establish the colony of Caledonia on the inhospitable isthmus of Panama in the late seventeenth century is one of the most tragic moments of Scottish history. Devised by William Paterson, the stratagem was...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 Feb 2020
    £80.00

    David I was never expected to become king, but on succeeding to the Scottish throne in 1124 he quickly demonstrated that he had the skills, ruthlessness and ambition to become one of the kingdom’s greatest rulers. Drawing on the experiences and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Mar 2020
    £9.99

    The Declaration of Arbroath, 6 April, 1320, is one of the most remarkable documents to have been produced anywhere in medieval Europe. Signed by 51 Scottish nobles, it confirms Scotland’s status as an independent sovereign state with the right to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 25 May 2018
    £9.99

    One of the greatest travellers in Scotland, Martin Martin was also a native Gaelic speaker. This text offers his narrative of his journey around the Western Isles, and a mine of information on custom, tradition and life. Martin Martin’s wrote...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £9.99

    One of the great classics of Scottish history, The Drove Roads of Scotland interweaves folklore, social comment and economic history in a fascinating account of Scotland’s droving trade and the routes by which cattle and sheep were brought from...

  • Paperback | Pub: 25 Jan 2018
    £9.99

    WINNER OF THE SALTIRE SOCIETY HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 Next morning at about 6 o’clock my mother wakened us to say there had been a shipwreck and bodies were being washed ashore. My father had gone with others to look for survivors … I...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Aug 2007
    £25.00

    The Stewart Dynasty in Scotland series aims to bring the rich political heritage of late medieval and early modern Scotland before as wide a reading public as possible, with specialist authors writing for the general reader as well as the student...

  • Hardback | Pub: 08 Aug 2019
    £25.00

    Between the end of the Second World War and the collapse of Communism confrontation with the Soviet Union was an everyday reality. As part of Nato’s response, Scotland played a key role in the alliance’s forward maritime defence strategy, aimed...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 May 2011
    £9.99

    Modern communications have driven motorways and pylons through the countryside, dwarfed us with TV and telephone masts and drastically altered the way in which we move around, see and understand Scotland. Recent politics and logistics have...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Jun 2018
    £14.99

    The popular Arthurian legends, such as the grail quests of Perceval and Galahad, and the love of Lancelot for Queen Guenevere, have largely overshadowed Scotland’s own Arthurian romance. The story of Fergus, one of King Arthur’s knights, was...

  • Paperback | Pub: 13 Jun 2019
    £9.99

    Trains and stagecoaches stuck in the snow, wild storms driving sailing ships off course, traffic pile-ups on so-called ‘killer’ highways – stories abound about the horrors of travel in the Highlands and Islands, and have done for...