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  • Paperback | Pub: 29 Jul 2013
    £25.00

    The publication of ‘An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology’ sees the completion of the fourteen-volume Scottish Life and Society series, originally conceived by the eminent ethnologist Professor Alexander Fenton. The series explores the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 18 Jun 2012
    £60.00

    The law comes from, and runs through, society at all levels. It regulates human interactions and touches individuals at key moments in their lives. This volume provides an easily comprehensible account of the law in Scotland, beginning with its...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Dec 2008
    £40.00

    The movement of people from a rural to an urban environment is one of the most striking features of Scotland’s past. This movement was the result of a shift in the general pattern of work from agricultural to industrial in the eighteenth and...

  • Hardback | Pub: 08 Jun 2009
    £50.00

    The movement of people, goods, services, ideas and information has dictated the nature of everyday life in Scotland since the earliest times, and has helped to determine the boundaries and character of the nation itself. This multi-author volume...

  • | Pub: 19 Sep 2019
    £17.99

    This unique jigsaw, featuring of the most famous maps from the collection of the National Library of Scotland, will appeal to jigsaw fans of all ages and abilities. The map has plenty of detail of the Scottish mainland and islands, and also includes...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2011
    £20.00

    This book, the result of twenty years’ meticulous research, remains the only comprehensive and systematic study of Scottish place-names. From names which date from the dawn of time – such as the river names Tay and Avon – to more modern...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 May 2019
    £9.99

    The lives of the Scottish queens, both those who ruled in their own right, and also the consorts, have largely been neglected in conventional history books. One of the earliest known Scottish queens was none other than the notorious Lady MacBeth....

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Sep 2009
    £7.99

    This is the remarkable story of one of the Second World War’s most unusual animal heroes – a 14-stone St Bernard dog who became global mascot for the Royal Norwegian Forces and a symbol of freedom and inspiration for Allied troops...

  • Paperback | Pub: 29 May 2008
    £9.99

    Alistair Moffat’s journey, from the Scottish islands and Scotland, to the English coast, Wales, Cornwall and Ireland, ignores national boundaries to reveal the rich fabric of culture and history of Celtic Britain which still survives...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Aug 2021
    £30.00

    The archipelagic kingdoms of Man and the Isles that flourished from the last quarter of the eleventh century down to the middle of the thirteenth century represent two forgotten kingdoms of the medieval British Isles. They were ruled by powerful...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Aug 2016
    £14.99

    They would be better dead, they said, than set adrift upon the world. But set adrift they were – thousands of them, their communities destroyed, their homes demolished and burned. Such were the Sutherland Clearances, an extraordinary episode,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Feb 2007
    £9.99

    The Siege of Vienna in 1683 was one of the turning points in European history. It was the last serious threat to Western Christendom and so great was its impact that countries normally jealous and hostile sank their differences to throw back the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
    £14.99

    This is the true story of Sikkim, a tiny Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas that survived the end of the British Empire only to be annexed by India in 1975.It tells the remarkable tale of Thondup Namgyal, the last King of Sikkim, and his American...

  • Hardback | Pub: 26 Oct 2016
    £25.00

    This is an astonishing true tale of espionage, journeys in disguise, secret messages, double agents, assassinations and sexual intrigue. Alexander Burnes was one of the most accomplished spies Britain ever produced and the main antagonist of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Aug 2017
    £17.99

    This is an astonishing true tale of espionage, journeys in disguise, secret messages, double agents, assassinations and sexual intrigue. Alexander Burnes was one of the most accomplished spies Britain ever produced and the main antagonist of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Sep 2018
    £8.99

    This is a fabulous treasury of legend and wonder; tales of monsters who dwell in lakes, of small people who trap humans in earthen mounds where time stands still; of dark, shape- shifting spirits whose cloak of human form is betrayed by the sand and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Nov 2005
    £9.99

    In 1918, as the First World War was drawing to a close, the eminent liberal industrial Lord Leverhulme bought – lock, stock and barrel – the Hebridean island of Lewis. His intention was to revolutionise the lives and environments of its...

  • Paperback | Pub: 13 Feb 2008
    £16.99

    Through most of eight hundred years, Somerled of Argyll has been variously denounced as an intractable rebel against his rightful king and esteemed as the honoured ancestor of the later medieval Lord of the Isles, but he can be recognised now as a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Aug 2012
    £25.00

    For almost a century the islands of Orkney and Shetland were under the rule of the Stewart earls, father and son, a rule remarkable for its infamous reputation in island history. Robert Stewart was an illegitimate son of James V, king of Scots, who...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Jun 2008
    £8.99

    This title is now a major Hollywood film starring Robert Carlyle and Billy Boyd. Ian Robertson Hamilton was an unknown law student at Glasgow University until Christmas Eve 1950. On that night, assisted by Alan Stewart, Gavin Vernon and Kay...