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Society & culture: general

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  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £8.99

    In this book he records a world of local legend, folklore and superstition, and charts the changes he saw in his lifetime in agriculture, education, the Church and, of course, emigration. He recounts the history of the leading families of Skye and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Apr 2010
    £12.99

    In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts – once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland – were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of Scotland were forced from...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Feb 2021
    £8.99

    First published in 1969, An Orkney Tapestry, George Mackay Brown’s seminal work, is a unique look at Orkney through the eye of a poet. Originally commissioned by his publisher as an introduction to the Orkney Islands, Brown approached the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Feb 2002
    £7.99

    The sequel to the perennially popular Yellow on the Broom, Red Rowans and Wild Honey follows Betsy’s story to the end of the Second World War. She recounts in vivid detail the heady years of her adolescence, her courtship and her mother’s...

  • 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: 03 May 2016
    £14.99

    Who was Merlin? Is the famous wizard of Arthurian legend based on a real person? In this book, Merlin’s origins are traced back to the story of Lailoken, a mysterious ‘wild man’ who is said to have lived in the Scottish Lowlands in...

  • Hardback | Pub: 01 Dec 2000
    £25.00

    This project of the European Ethnological Research Centre is planned in 13 volumes. Their overall aim is to examine the interlocking strands of history, language and traditional culture, in their international setting, that go into the making of a...

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 Nov 2005
    £30.00

    In The Individual and Community Life this has been achieved in four parts. In Part One the notable stages of the life cycle ? birth, death, childhood and maturity ? are considered. However, there are many external, independent and varied influences...

  • Paperback | Pub: 31 May 2018
    £12.99

    All over the world traditional tales used to be told at the fireseide until their place came to be taken by books, newspapers, radio and television. This is an entertaining collection from Scotland, recorded and collected by researchers from the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2016
    £9.99

    Nestling in an exquisite glen just seven miles from the centre of Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel is one of the world’s most extraordinary places. Ever since it was built in the mid fifteenth century it has cast a mesmerising spell over all who have...

  • 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: 10 May 2018
    £7.99

    The Coddy was one of the most renowned storytellers and characters of the Western Isles at the turn of the nineteenth into the twentieth and beyond, and was the inspiration for Compton MacKenzie’s Whisky Galore. His warmth and personality shine...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Sep 2008
    £8.99

    Tales from the Tent continues Jess Smith’s story from the first book in the series, Jessie’s Journey. Jess has left school, and after a miserable spell working in a paper-mill, she abandons the settled life and takes to the roads once...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Sep 2017
    £7.99

    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: 02 Oct 2015
    £9.99

    TV programmes like My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, books like Gypsy Boy and the recent disturbances at Dale Farm have created enormous interest in the history and lifestyle of gypsies. Scottish gypsies, known as travellers, have wandered Scotland’s...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2014
    £20.00

    Along the coast of Fife, in villages like Culross and Pittenweem, history records that some women were executed as witches. Nevertheless, the reality of what happened the night that Janet Cornfoot was lynched at Pittenweem is hard to grasp as one...