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NATURE

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  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £9.99

    After giving up a hectic life as a journalist in Europe and Hollywood in the late 1960s to return to his boyhood love of nature, Mike Tomkies moved to Eilean Shona, a remote island off the west coast of Scotland. There he rebuilt an abandoned croft...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Oct 2021
    £35.00

    This authoritative, entertaining and eminently browsable reference book, arranged in easily accessible A-Z format, is an absorbing and imaginative feast of Scottish lore, language, history and culture, from the mythical origins of the Scots in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Jul 2021
    £20.00

    Angus Watson’s Essential Gaelic-English and English-Gaelic dictionaries are well-established as one of the leading dictionaries of the Gaelic language. This combined dictionary is ideal for learners of Gaelic at all levels, and its generous...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Sep 2020
    £25.00

    Firths and estuaries are liminal places, where land meets sea and tides meet freshwater. Their unique ecosystems support a huge range of marine and other wildlife: human activity too is profoundly influenced by their waters and shores. The Solway...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £20.00

    Scotland has its rugged Hebrides; Ireland its cliff-girt Arans; Wales its Island of Twenty Thousand Saints. And what has England got? The isles of Canvey, Sheppey, Wight and Dogs, Mersea, Brownsea, Foulness and Rat. But there are also wilder,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Aug 2021
    £17.99

    Paul Murton journeys the length and breadth of the spectacularly beautiful Scottish Highlands. In addition to bringing a fresh eye to popular destinations such as Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Loch Ness and the Cairngorms, he also visits some remote and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Sep 2018
    £12.99

    The peatlands of the Outer Hebrides are half land, half water. Their surface is a glorious tweed woven from tiny, living sphagnums rich in wildlife, but underneath is layer upon layer of dead mosses transforming into the peat. One can, with care,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Jul 2010
    £9.99

    In 1743, according to legend, the last wolf in Scotland was killed by a huntsman near Inverness. At the time the extinction of wolves in Scotland was celebrated. But since then deer have multiplied in the Highlands, destroying the vegetation on...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £5.99

    Whether resident or tourist, no-one is spared from the bloodlust of Scotland’s most savage insect . . . The midge does not like sunlight and thrives in the wet, so the Scottish summertime brings perfect climatic conditions for this ruthless wee...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2011
    £4.99

    The first edition of this book rapidly topped the list of bestsellers and has continued to sell well, turning up in places as far away as German schlosses, Brisbane bedsides and Canadian log cabins! This latest edition brings the story of biting...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Jul 2020
    £8.99

    The ever-expanding world of whisky can be a daunting one, with a deluge of new brands, distilleries and literature on the subject making it all but impossible for the amateur whisky drinker to find their way.  Blair Bowman provides a compact and...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £14.99

    ‘Deserves to sell like hot cakes’ – Allan Massie, The Scotsman From the Indian Mutiny to the London Blitz, offering a ‘nice cup of tea’ has been a stock British response to a crisis.  But tea itself has a dramatic, and often...

  • Hardback | Pub: 09 Oct 2015
    £35.00

    The rich diversity of Scotland’s railway network has never before been the subject of a specialist atlas. This book showcases 181 topographical and railway maps, telling the story of the country’s railways from the early nineteenth...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
    £8.99

    Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2019 When Les and Chris Humphreys moved to Ardnamurchan 15 years ago, little did they realise they would be sharing their home with some of Britain’s most elusive and misunderstood mustelids. Amongst all the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 13 Aug 2020
    £9.99

    Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2021 for Writing on Global Conservation Climate change is the greatest challenge to humankind today. While the coronavirus sheds a light on the vulnerability of our interconnected world, the effects of global...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Mar 2021
    £8.99

    Stretching for almost 10,000 miles (including numerous islands), the coastline of Scotland is one of the most varied in the world, from beautiful sandy beaches and flower-laden machair to dramatic cliffs and sea stacks. In this book Eilidh Muldoon...

  • Calendar | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £4.50

    Following the continued success of the 2020 Scottish Maps Calendar, Birlinn is once again proud to collaborate with the National Library of Scotland. This new calendar features more of the most beautiful maps of Scotland ever made. From the very...

  • Calendar | Pub: 27 May 2021
    £9.99

    Following the continued success of the 2021 Scottish Maps Calendar, Birlinn is once again proud to collaborate with the National Library of Scotland. This new calendar features more of the most beautiful maps of Scotland ever made. From the very...

  • 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: 18 Jul 2011
    £9.99

    Packed full of information, Scottish Wild Flowers is an ideal guide for both visitors and residents of Scotland who wish to learn about the fascinating wealth of wild flowers that can be found there. Each species is illustrated in full colour with a...