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  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £30.00

    During the century and a half of their power the Black Douglases earned fame as Scotland’s champions in the front line of war against England. On their shields they bore the bloody heart of Robert Bruce, the symbol of their claim to be the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 Oct 2021
    £35.00

    INCLUDES HUNDREDS OF NEW AND EXPANDED ENTRIES From ‘Aald Rock’ to ‘Zeenty-teenty’, A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable is an unputdownable gallimaufry of curious items embracing sayings, put-downs, insults, mottos, traditions, legends,...

  • 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...

  • | Pub: 07 Jul 2022
    £19.99

    The Forth Rail Bridge is one of the world’s great engineering feats, and one of its most well-known. When it opened in 1890, the cantilevered bridge had one of the world’s longest spans, at 541 metres. Its distinctive and innovative design marks...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Aug 2022
    £14.99

    Scotland is a land of many languages – including Gaelic, Pictish, Brythonic, Norse, Anglo-Saxon and Modern English among them. The result is an often bewildering series of overlapping layers of place-names, difficult at times to understand and...

  • 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: 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...

  • 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...

  • | Pub: 07 Jul 2022
    £19.99

    This unique and delightful map of mainland Scotland and the Hebrides, from the collection of the National Library of Scotland, is a magnificent pictorial map of Scotland. Not just annotated with beautiful calligraphy, it also includes dozens of...

  • 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: 02 Apr 2012
    £5.99

    Scottish Wild Flowers – Pocket Edition, is an ideal pocket-size guide to over 350 plant species found throughout Scotland. Packed full of information, is a convenient guide for both visitors and residents of Scotland who wish to learn about...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £40.00

    First published by the New York Public Library in 1946, Black’s The Surnames of Scotland has long established itself as one of the great classics of genealogy. Arranged alphabetically, each entry contains a concise history of the family in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Aug 2020
    £12.99

    This is a new edition of the bestselling guide to this increasingly popular pursuit. Scotland has the best-maintained records and facilities of any country in the world for undertaking family research, and now that the National Records of Scotland...