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  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Jul 2008
    £12.99

    The Isle of Lewis, the largest and the most northerly of the islands of the Outer Hebrides, has had an eventful story from prehistoric times through to the present. Evidence of human occupation stretches back to 3000 BC, explicit in the iconic...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £14.99

    In Life in La Liga, football writer Rab MacWilliam delves to the heart of one of Europe’s most historically and politically complex nations to explore its rich football history, examining its deep-rooted rivalries and internecine vendettas, and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Jun 2015
    £9.99

    This island of Lismore boasts a remarkably rich heritage, both in terms of historic monuments and of an unbroken tradition of Gaelic culture. From their first sight of Tirefour Broch, dominating approaches from the mainland, visitors to the Isle of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Sep 2018
    £4.99

    Bleeters come and bleeters go, they never, never stay – if it’s not raining now more rain is on the way. It’s widely reported that Eskimos have over 50 words for snow. Given the equivalent ubiquity of rain in Britain’s northern climes, it is...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Oct 2018
    £14.99

    Burroughs had the reputation of one of the most brutal of all Orkney landlords and, in a time of great economic change, the harshness of his actions made that change particularly traumatic. When the Royal Commission whose findings were to lead to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £14.99

    Little Wonder tells the epic, and until now largely unchronicled, story of Lottie Dod, the first great heroine in women’s sports. Dod was a champion tennis player, golfer, hockey player, tobogannist, skater, mountaineer, and archer. She was also a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 30 May 2019
    £10.99

    Lochaber is a sparsely-populated area, remote but romantic, centred on Fort William. It contains no mediaeval burgh, no major monastic site, and for its size, not even many castles. However, it does include the highest mountain in Great Britain (Ben...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Aug 2019
    £14.99

    The initial chapters are an odyssey through the early town, from the Green to the Gallowgate, charting the disappearance of the irreplaceable medieval townscape. Moving on to more modern times she traces the evolution and gradual erosion of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £14.99

    In Lost Argyll, Marian Pallister looks not only at the lost architectural heritage of Argyll but also at its lost industries, ferries, roads, bridges and archaeological monuments. Poltalloch House, for example, built in the 1840s as a monument to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £12.99

    Over the centuries, countless buildings have been built and demolished throughout the county of Ayrshire. This informative and beautifully illustrated book looks at a wide selection of these, from castles that have been destroyed or replaced by...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £14.99

    Lost Dundee brings the second city of renaissance Scotland back to life showing, through previously undiscovered photographs and drawings, the life and the maritime quarter of this great port. It illustrates Dundee’s transformation into a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Jul 2008
    £12.99

    What happened to Edinburgh’s once notorious but picturesque Tolbooth Prison? Where was the Black Turnpike, once a dominant building in the town? Why has one of the New Town designer’s major layouts been all but obliterated? What else has...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £12.99

    In this informative and beautifully illustrated book, Carol Foreman traces Glasgow’s history through buildings which have been demolished, but which once played a central part in the life of the city. Beginning with the medieval age, she goes on...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £14.99

    Lost Inverness, using many images which have never before been published, explores the lost architectural heritage of the capital of the Highlands. The list of vanished buildings and streets is a long one. The medieval town was gutted by our...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £12.99

    In Lost Perthshire, Ann Lindsay takes us on a fascinating journey through the lost architectural, geographical, industrial, and archaeological heritage of Perthshire. Perthshire has been the centre to a wide range of industries that flourished and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Dec 2012
    £4.99

    Scotland’s National dish is the source of endless jokes and horror stories, yet continues to provoke curiosity around the world. With an ancient history and an eight-verse tribute penned by Robert Burns, haggis is a Scottish cultural icon. So...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jun 2020
    £14.99

    The 2018/19 Premier League season was a historic one for African players in English football. More than 130 years after Arthur Wharton became the first, Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah shared the Golden Boot with Arsenal’s Gabon striker...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2019
    £9.99

    First published by Gollancz, then by Balnain, Maxwell’s Ghost is a classic account of the life and achievements of Gavin Maxwell, whose work and beliefs have attained an almost mythical status. Maxwell’s Ghost caused a stir when it was...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 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...