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SOCIAL SCIENCE

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  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £12.99

    The Outer Hebrides lie 40 miles to the west of mainland Scotland, forming a barrier to the North Atlantic. Culturally distinct from early prehistory, the islands contain a wealth of historical and archaeological monuments, including the standing...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Nov 2022
    £22.00

    The story of the Bamburgh Sword – one of the finest swords ever forged. In 2000, archaeologist Paul Gething rediscovered a sword. An unprepossessing length of rusty metal, it had been left in a suitcase for thirty years. But Paul had a suspicion...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Nov 2022
    £22.00

    Shortlisted for the EAA Book Prize and the Current Archaeology Book of the Year Award The Picts have fascinated for centuries. They emerged c. ad 300 to defy the might of the Roman empire only to disappear at the end of the first millennium ad, yet...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Mar 2024
    £17.99

    Early historic Scotland – from the fifth to the tenth century AD – was home to a variety of diverse peoples and cultures, all competing for land and supremacy. Yet by the eleventh century it had become a single, unified kingdom, known as...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £6.99

    Pip lives on island and is the captain of his boat Puffin, which he sails to the mainland to collect the things that the islanders need. One beautiful morning Pip and his crew set off as usual, but when they reach the mainland they learn that the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £5.99

    In a life stranger than any fiction, Grace O’Malley, daughter of a clan chief in the far west of Ireland, went from marriage at fifteen to piracy on the high seas. She soon had a fleet of galleys under her commander, but her three decades of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £10.99

    Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize In 1995 the National Trust for Scotland acquired Mar Lodge Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms. Home to over 5,000 species, this vast expanse of Caledonian woodlands, subarctic mountains, bogs, moors, roaring...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Sep 2023
    £20.00

    Salt is a vital commodity. For many centuries it sustained life for Scots as seasoning for a diet dominated by grains (mainly oats), and for preservation of fish and cheese. Sea-salt manufacturing is one of Scotland’s oldest industries, dating to...

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

    This collection of essays presents historical approaches to the links which have existed for over 800 years between Scotland and one of the areas of continental Europe closest to her: the Low Countries. Topics include: Flemish settlers in...

  • 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 May 2024
    £6.99

    Scotland has one of the richest traditions of folklore in the world, and the nation’s greatest writers have been influenced by the country’s abundance of customs, superstitions, ghost stories and folktales. Robert Burns, Walter Scott, James Hogg...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Nov 2023
    £25.00

    Scotland has some of the best seafood in the world, so we why don’t we eat more of it? Why don’t we highlight the bounty of our seas and the people who fish, produce, sell, preserve and cook it? Acclaimed cooker writer Ghillie Basan embarks on a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Sep 2024
    £10.99

    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 16 Jun 2015
    £7.99

    The People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI) is an Iranian opposition movement in exile and the key component of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. Regarded as a terrorist organization in the EU until 2009, and in the USA and Canada until...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jul 2023
    £14.99

    Winner of Saltire Scottish History Book of the Year They would be better dead, they said, than set adrift upon the world. But set adrift they were – thousands of them, their communities destroyed, their homes demolished and burned. Such were...

  • E-Book | Pub: 23 Oct 2006
    £25.00

    She is but a Woman, the first in-depth study of medieval Scottish queens, investigates the relationship between gender and power in the medieval Scottish court by exploring the art of queenship as practised by Joan Beaufort and Mary of Guelders,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2024
    £10.99

    Shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award Red kites were once Britain’s most common bird of prey. By the early 1900s they’d been wiped out in Scotland and England following centuries of ruthless persecution. When some...