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Local interest, family history & nostalgia

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  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Jul 2018
    £14.99

    Ardkinglas is a 45,000-acre estate in Cairndow, a beautiful area of the Highlands at the head of Loch Fyne. Sir Andrew Noble, the author’s great-grandfather, bought the estate in 1905 and his family have run it ever since. The estate has become...

  • 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 May 2008
    £8.99

    ‘An incredible testament to one man’s determination’ – The Sunday Herald Calum MacLeod had lived on the northern point of Raasay since his birth in 1911. He tended the Rona lighthouse at the very tip of his little archipelago, until...

  • Paperback | Pub: 29 Aug 2007
    £12.99

    In the early 18th century, Edinburgh was a filthy backwater town synonymous with poverty and disease. Yet by century’s end, it had become the marvel of modern Europe, home to the finest minds of the day and their breathtaking innovations in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £9.99

    Polly Pullar tells the fascinating tale of one of the Hebrides unique thriving small communities through the colourful anecdotes of Lawrence MacEwen, whose family have owned the island since 1896. A wonderfully benevolent, and eccentric character,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Sep 2018
    £12.99

    When did thousands of people last crowd into Edinburgh’s High Street to witness an execution? Three brass bricks on the pavement mark the spot, but how many people notice them or know what they mean? As a fire engine roars along the road sirens...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 May 2023
    £12.99

    There is a story in the name of almost every street and district in Glasgow, with some tracing their origins to pagan times, long before Glasgow could even be called a city.  In this hugely informative and entertaining book, Carol Foreman not only...

  • Hardback | Pub: 28 Sep 2017
    £25.00

    The Haldanes have been in Scotland for over 800 years, and their story illustrates many of the defining themes of Scotland’s history. Haldanes played significant roles in the Bruce war of independence, the political upheavals which accompanied the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Sep 2018
    £16.99

    This is the classic book on the ancient customs, crafts and techniques of the Scottish Highlands. The past is evoked with a fascinating blend of historical narrative and detail, with descriptions of the fireplaces and furniture, the creels and cas...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Sep 2021
    £25.00

    Since the middle ages, Orkney has proved remarkable for the volume and the quality of its literary output. From the skalds and sagamen of the Viking age, through to the colourful folklorists, polemicists and translators of the Victorian era, and the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 May 2018
    £12.99

    Island Voices is a fascinating anthology of the tales and traditions of North Mull. The subjects throughout are timeless: local belief and superstition, pastimes, work, health and cures, tales and proverbs. Takes from a broad range of sources –...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 May 2018
    £10.99

    Knoydart – the northern edge of the ‘Rough Bounds’ is one of the most evocative names in Scotland. This text offers a history of Knoydart from the earliest times to the present day. A remote and desolate peninsula, its name derives from Viking...

  • 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: 19 Oct 2023
    £14.99

    East Lothian, a unitary authority area including the old county of Haddingtonshire, is one of Scotland’s most historic places – John Knox was born in Haddington in the early years of the sixteenth century; important links were forged...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Jul 2008
    £14.99

    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: 17 Oct 2016
    £12.99

    A remote, barren and ruggedly beautiful island lies at the southern end of the Outer Hebrides. Its people, loyal for centuries, have abandoned it but the beauty and history of Mingulay remain. The story of St Kilda, whose inhabitants were also...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Nov 2019
    £70.00

    The defeat of the Scots in the Battle of Flodden in 1513 left many of the leaders of Scottish society, including King James IV, lying dead on the battlefield. The long and complex minority of King James V which followed is explored in detail in this...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Jun 2018
    £12.99

    There must be very few corners left in the British Isles against whose picturesque and historical background so many dramas and epic tales have been played, but yet which so little has been documented. Such a place is Morvern – a roughly...