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Society & social sciences

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  • Hardback | Pub: 16 Nov 2015
    £25.00

    This is the story of Hutchesons’ Grammar School from the time of its foundation in 1641 until recent days when it has become one of the largest and most successful academic schools in the country. Brothers George and Thomas Hutcheson were the...

  • 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: 08 Feb 2018
    £9.99

    Matt Hopwood set off with just a small bag and a walking stick, no possessions and an open mind to walk many hundreds of miles the length and breadth of the country. He relied entirely on the generosity of strangers for shelter and asked people to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2016
    £9.99

    In the 1940s, the eminent British botanist John Heslop Harrison proposed a controversial theory: that vegetation on the islands off the west coast of Scotland had survived the last Ice Age. His premise flew in the face of what most botanists...

  • Paperback | Pub: 28 Apr 2003
    £8.99

    These are the memoirs of a teacher from England who became headmaster of Garrynemonie School in South Uist in the 1890s. At that time, the Hebrides were as remote and forbidding to mainlanders as the Antarctic is in the late-1990s. In the 1890s this...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
    £25.00

    Scotland has played an immense role in European high culture through the centuries, and among its cultural links none have been greater than those with France. This book shows that the links with France stretch back deep into the Middle Ages, and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £8.99

    A unique look at Orkney through a poet’s eye, An Orkney Tapestry is a celebration of its people, language and place. It is not written as a continuous historical narrative but as a pattern of history, legend and folklore. Beautifully illustrated...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2016
    £7.99

    As 8,000 Scottish soldiers, most of them spearmen, faced 18,000 English infantrymen, archers and mounted knights in June 1314 near the Bannock Burn, many would have thought that the result a foregone conclusion. But two days later, the English were...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £6.99

    They may be coated in layers of myth and pious anecdote but dig deep enough and the pioneering leaders of Celtic Christianity are revealed as reassuringly human individuals, responding to their faith by deliberately living on the edges of...

  • 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...

  • Hardback | Pub: 13 Dec 2010
    £25.00

    This book provides the first detailed account of the course of Scottish politics in the reign of Charles II. It focuses on the years from 1667 to 1673, when, for the only time in the Restoration era, Scottish political leaders were able to make...

  • Digital Download | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £8.99

    From prison cell to the political limelight, and back again, there is no doubt that Tommy Sheridan – tanned, handsome and armed with a soundbite for every occasion – was one of the most colourful figures in the drab, dusty world of party...

  • Hardback | Pub: 19 Sep 2019
    £45.00

    Dumfries and Galloway is one of the least-known regions of Scotland. Despite memories and traditions to match those of Gaelic-speaking Scotland, it has been seriously understudied. This innovative, ground-breaking study looks mainly at the everyday...

  • Digital Download | Pub: 04 Apr 2013
    £9.99

    On 10 May 1941, Rudolf Hess, Deputy Fuhrer of the Third Reich, entered Scottish airspace in an ill-fated attempt to discuss peace with the Duke of Hamilton. For the Nazis, Hess was the victim of ‘tragic hallucinations’. But how far had...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Nov 2017
    £16.99

    On 21 March 1918 Germany initiated one of the most ferocious and offensives of the First World War. During the so-called Kaiserschlacht, German troops advanced on allied positions in a series of ferocious attacks which caused massive casualties,...

  • Digital Download | Pub: 04 Jul 2013
    £6.95

    Flodden is regarded as one of Scotland’s most ignominious military defeats. This work considers Flodden against the patterns of Scotland and England’s traditional military rivalry and the personal animosity that existed between James IV...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Oct 2019
    £25.00

    Francis Hutcheson (1694–1745) has traditionally been celebrated for his moral philosophy, which greatly influenced David Hume and other thinkers of the Enlightenment. But he was also the founder of modern philosophical aesthetics, the source of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Apr 2019
    £9.99

    In 1969, among Harlem’s Rabelaisian cast of characters are bandleader King Curtis, soul singers Aretha Franklin and Donny Hathaway, and drug peddler Jimmy ‘Goldfinger’ Terrell. In February a raid on tenements across New York leads to the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 May 2018
    £12.99

    The subjects throughout this book are timeless – local belief and superstition, pastimes, work, health and cures, tales and proverbs. They are taken from a wide range of sources and periods, from Martin Martin in the seventeenth century to...