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Lifestyle, sport & leisure

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  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2000
    £7.99 £6.39

    After his retirement from a career in medicine, Donald Macdonald turned his acute and wide-ranging mind to the study of the history and traditions of his native Lewis. Despite suffering from severe osteoarthritis, he was extremely active in the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 May 2007
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    John Wilson was an Inspector of Schools during the latter half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. His career in education spanned 50 years, during which time he inspected many schools in the Highlands and Islands,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
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    Beyond Fort William, on the road to the Isles, lies Morar, the ‘Highlands of the Highlands’ and centre of the ‘Rough Bounds’, that wild, desolate, but uniquely beautiful part of Scotland that was once the homeland of the Clan...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £8.99 £7.19

    Dugald Mitchell’s Tarbert Past and Present (written in the late 19th century!) is a marvellous account of a community at the height of the fishing boom. Written with love and affection it is a minor classic of local history. Far less well known is...

  • Hardback | Pub: 12 Sep 2019
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    Sue Lawrence has been on a personal odyssey – a trip round some of Scotland’s many islands speaking to producers and cooks, gleaning recipes along the way. From islands such as Mull, Raasay, Out Skerries and Luing she has amassed over 100...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Oct 2016
    £4.99 £3.99

    Marmalade is an iconic Scottish food, traditionally made every year in January and February when Seville oranges are available. Shirley Spear, whose multi-award-winning Three Chimneys restaurant on the Isle of Skye is a magnet for foodies, has...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Jul 2011
    £12.99 £10.39

    Samuel Johnson and James Boswell spent the autumn of 1773 touring through the Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland as far west as the islands of Skye, Raasay, Coll, Mull, Inchkenneth and Iona. Both kept detailed notes of their impressions, and later...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2019
    £14.99 £11.99

    Thomas Pennant’s first tour of Scotland started at Chester in 1769. Passing through Yorkshire and Durham he paid a brief visit to the Farne Islands in a coble – ‘a hazardous species of boat’ – entering Scotland at...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Aug 2020
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    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: 11 Apr 2019
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    Almost 300,000 people ‘officially’ complete the journey to Santiago each year – hundreds of thousands more travel at least part of the way. In this book, Richard Frazer discovers on his pilgrimage to the shrine of St James the Great  how a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Apr 2010
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    The stark, vast beauty of the remote Arctic Europe landscape has been the focus of human exploration for thousands of years. In this striking blend of travel writing, history and mythology, Gavin Francis offers a unique portrait of the northern...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Oct 2016
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    Gathered in this book are over twenty islands that have decidedly human origins, whether they are the products of imagination, deception or simply human error. They are phantoms, fakes and legends: an archipelago of ex-isles and forgotten...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Jun 2016
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    Upper Clydesdale, the rural part of South Lanarkshire, is one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Its main centres of population include Carluke, Carnwath, Lanark, New Lanark, Biggar, Lesmahagow, Douglas and Coulter, Abington, Crawford and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Apr 2008
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    All they wanted was land: land for crofting and land on which to build a house. In 1908, ten desperate men from the islands of Barra and Mingulay in the Western Isles were imprisoned for refusing to leave the island of Vatersay which they had...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
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    Paul Murton has long had a love of the Viking north – the island groups of Orkney and Shetland and the old counties of Caithness and Sutherland – which, for centuries, were part of the Nordic world as depicted in the great classic the Orkneyinga...

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 Nov 2015
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    This book is an oral history of life and work in the Scottish Borders village of Lilliesleaf, based on interviews recorded in 1991-4 with 24 of its oldest inhabitants. They include farm, forestry and sawmill workers, shopworkers and domestic...

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 Jul 2015
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    In this book Ian Crofton makes a journey on foot from Gretna Green in the southwest to Berwick in the northeast, following as close as possible the Anglo-Scottish Border as it has been fixed since the union of the crowns in 1603. Much of the line of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
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    In the 1980s and 1990s, Serie A was known as ‘Il campionato più bello del mondo’ – the most beautiful championship in the world – and had the highest match attendances in Europe. The stadiums were not only full of people, but full of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Sep 2018
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    Island whiskies have long held a fascination and a powerful emotional draw on whisky drinkers the world over. Their special combination of heritage, mystique, and remote location captures the imagination; their highly distinctive flavours are often...

  • Hardback | Pub: 17 Sep 2012
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    Wartime food rationing is bad enough, but when the whisky supplies run out on the Hebridean islands of Great and Little Todday, nothing seems to go right. Then the fifty-thousand-bottle cargo of the shipwrecked S. S. Cabinet Minister brings...