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  • E-Book | Pub: 18 Oct 2018
    £9.99

    The definitive guide to champagne and other sparkling wines. Champagne is delicious; we love its flavour, we love its fizz. Champagne’s association with success, partying and fun are as ingrained in the wine as the bubbles themselves. As the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 13 Aug 2015
    £9.99

    We’re in the middle of a Gin Craze. Scarcely a day goes by without an established brand offering a fresh take on their established styles or, more likely, a new boutique distillery opening its doors – where gin is de rigueur. From Adnams to...

  • 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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 20 Jun 2011
    £25.00

    First published in 1926, this book remains the best and most comprehensive guide to the Celtic place-names of Scotland and is essential reading for anyone interested in Scottish history and the derivations of place-names the length and breadth of...

  • 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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Dec 2015
    £12.99

    Galloglas were mercenary warriors from the Hebrides and West Highlands who settled in Ireland in the later 13th century and achieved an extraordinary prominence on Irish battlefields throughout the three hundred years following. Fighting as heavy...

  • | Pub: 06 Jul 2023
    £19.99

    Iona is one of the most beautiful of all the Scottish Hebrides, and full of historical associations. It was here that St Columba came by boat in 563 from Ireland, bringing Christianity to Scotland and establishing a monastery that became one of the...

  • | Pub: 06 Jul 2023
    £19.99

    The isle of Skye is one of the most dramatically beautiful of all the Hebridean islands. At fifty miles long, it is also the largest of the Inner Hebrides and boasts a rich history and a huge range of wildlife. It is also a top destination for...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Aug 2022
    £12.99

    Placenames are a constant source of debate. Who was Edwin, whose name is said to live on in that of Scotland’s capital city? Are the ‘drum’ and ‘chapel’ still to be found in Drumchapel? And which ‘king’ had...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Jul 2020
    £9.99

    New edition of the bestselling guide to whisky. 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...

  • 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: 02 Feb 2023
    £14.99

    This new 2023 edition includes an audio download link. Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks has been written both as a self-tuition course for beginners and also for use within the classroom. You may want to learn Gaelic because of a general interest in...

  • | 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: 02 May 2024
    £6.99

    The Scots have always had a reputation for clarity of thought and also for the vigour with which it is put into words. This collection spans the entire gamut of a nation’s recorded thought and experience from Roman Scotland to the present day....

  • 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Nov 2022
    £15.99

    The ultimate guide to Scotch whisky. Why does Scotch whisky taste as it does? Where do the flavours come from? How might they have changed over the years? The flavour of Scotch whisky is as much influenced by history, craft and tradition as it is by...