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  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Apr 2024
    £12.99

    On 31 December 1918, His Majesty’s Yacht Iolaire sailed from Kyle of Lochalsh for Stornoway, bearing home to the Hebrides nearly 300 naval veterans of the Great War. She never made it. At two in the morning, the ship ran aground by the mouth...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Jun 2023
    £25.00

    Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year Award Badenoch today is a landscape of empty glens and ruined settlements, but it was not always so. This book examines the transformative events that shaped the region’s destiny:...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Nov 2022
    £100.00

    The 1820 Scottish Rising has been increasingly studied in recent decades. This collection of essays looks especially at local players on the ground across multiple regional centres in the west of Scotland, as well as the wider political...

  • E-Book | Pub: 11 Aug 2016
    £5.99

    Over the centuries countless Scots have travelled to every conceivable corner of the globe – some to start a new life, others asentrepreneurs, explorers, missionaries, colonial administrators, soldiers and in a multitude of other contexts....

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £20.00

    The eighteenth century is often described as the age of reason. This book argues that it should also be considered the age of the passions. Eighteenth-century writers recognised the passions as the springs of human life and actions. They began to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Apr 2023
    £30.00

    Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year Presiding over an age of relative peace and prosperity, Alexander III represented the zenith of Scottish medieval kingship.  The events which followed his early and unexpected death...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Apr 2023
    £19.99

    Uncover the story of Scotland with Alistair Moffat’s history collection. From the Ice Age to the modern day, this bundle leaves no stone unturned. Journey through the long-lost kingdoms of Roman times and the Dark Ages, uncover the bloodshed...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £9.99

    Robin Lloyd-Jones has been exploring the west coast and islands of Scotland in his sea kayak for more than forty years. In this book he recalls many a memorable expedition to wild and beautiful shores. Amongst magnificent scenery and ever-changing...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Apr 2023
    £12.99

    Arran is an archaeological and geological treasure trove of stunning scenic beauty. Its history stretches back to the great stone circles, more than 5,000 years old, whose remnants still decorate the plains of Machrie. Runic inscriptions tell of a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2016
    £7.99

    The Isle of Arran dominates the Firth of Clyde. A favourite haunt of holidaymakers, it is also a place of fascination for the geologist, offering a huge variety of rocks that represent a massive slice through geological time. From the ancient bent...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 May 2008
    £35.00

    This study examines the political ambitions and influences of the Balliol dynasty in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries in Scotland, England and France. The generally accepted opinion in previous historiography was that John (II), king of Scots...

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 Oct 2023
    £15.99

    In 1918 Lord Leverhulme bought the island of Lewis with ambitious plans to massively expand its fishing industry and increase its population. In 1923, when his plans had failed, he offered it free of charge to the islanders in two parts. One part,...

  • 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: 24 Nov 2003
    £30.00

    Feuding had an effect on the history of most of Europe. Scotland provides a fascinating focus for the study of the bloodfeud because feuding survived until remarkably late there, and thus is much better documented than in other European societies....

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Mar 2023
    £16.99

    People are drawn to the harbours and boats of Scotland whether they have a seafaring background or not. Why do boats take on different shapes as you follow the complex shorelines of islands and mainland? And why do the sails they carry appear to be...

  • E-Book | Pub: 04 Mar 2008
    £20.00

    Scottish military offensives against England from 1369 were largely the product of government policy, were launched with careful timing and, in the reign of Robert II, involved close co-operation with France. They succeeded militarily, encouraging...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Nov 2022
    £12.00

    A Scotland on Sunday Sports Book of the Year Take a hilarious romp through the best and worst of Scottish footballing history. The Scot who won England the World Cup. Macaroon bars and Bovril. When Dixie Deans met Bob Marley. When Davie Robb met...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2021
    £25.00

    Academic writing in Britain and Ireland has tended to treat the histories of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as discrete subjects of study. This approach is understandable but it does lead to the creation of artificial boundaries within the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 17 Oct 2024
    £80.00

    Why did Scots in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries know so little about their past and even less about those who controlled their history? Is the historical narrative the only legitimate medium through which the past can be made known? Are...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Mar 2024
    £12.99

    The Caledonian Canal records the history of one of Scotland’s most massive engineering projects, from Thomas Telford’s first survey in 1801 into the twenty-first century. Telford’s plan, to connect Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy with each...