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Local interest, family history & nostalgia

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  • Paperback | Pub: 25 Oct 2018
    £9.99

    Mull and Iona are two of the most visited islands in Scotland, and have played a central role in the history of the country. As the cradle of Christianity in Scotland, Iona has been a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,500 years and was a beacon of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £20.00

    For much of its history, Orkney had its own language, culture and institutions. The prehistoric inhabitants created monuments which are unmatched anywhere in Europe, and the medieval period saw the magnificent earldom that expressed itself through...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £40.00

    This collection of innovative essays celebrates the New Town of Edinburgh over the 250 years since its original creation. The contributing authors discuss the intellectual, economic and political contexts which provided the impetus for the city of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Nov 2001
    £8.99

    SINCE ITS FIRST PUBLICATION in 1984, Night Falls in Ardnamurchan has become a classic account of the life and death of a Highland community. The author weaves his own humorous and perceptive account of crofting with extracts from his father’s...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Sep 2018
    £20.00

    A stranger, upon landing at Lochmaddy – the principal harbour of North Uist – is apt to receive an unfavourable impression from the vast expanse of bogs occupying its east side, which is also absolutely treeless and relieved only by a few hills...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £20.00

    In April 1820, a series of dramatic events exploded around Glasgow, central Scotland and Ayrshire. Demanding political reform and better living and working conditions, 60,000 weavers and other workers went on strike. Revolution was in the air. It...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Mar 2015
    £9.99

    Orkney lies only 20 miles north of mainland Scotland, yet for many centuries its culture was more Scandanavian than Scottish. Strong westerly winds account for the scarcity of trees on Orkney and also for the tradition of well-constructed stone...

  • 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 24 Sep 2020
    £20.00

    In the 1890s, the people of north-west Scotland grew tired of Government Commissions sent to consider a railway to Ullapool.  Despite rock-solid arguments in favour of such a railway, neither government nor the big railway companies lifted a finger...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Nov 2018
    £9.99

    Reay Clarke’s family were sheep-farmers at in the far north of Scotland for over two centuries. In this book he tells the story of the Clarkes of Eriboll and a way of life that has now vanished forever. Seen through his own family’s experience,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £25.00

    It started and ended with a financial catastrophe. The Darien disaster of 1700 drove Scotland into union with England, but spawned the institutions which transformed Edinburgh into a global financial centre. The crash of 2008 wrecked the city’s...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £17.99

    This is an account of Rum, one of the Hebrides and the people who contributed to its story. The site of some of the earliest settlements in Scotland, Rum’s history extends back to the Mesolithic period. It was also an isolated haven for the early...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Sep 2018
    £8.99

    This is a fabulous treasury of legend and wonder; tales of monsters who dwell in lakes, of small people who trap humans in earthen mounds where time stands still; of dark, shape- shifting spirits whose cloak of human form is betrayed by the sand and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Apr 2018
    £9.99

    This is the first book ever to be written on the collective history of the little group of islands between Ardnamurchan and Skye. As some of the best known Hebridean islands, Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck have a long and varied history, but are also...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 May 2018
    £7.99

    One of very few books available on Moidart in the north-west of Scotland, it evokes the enchanted, magical beauty of this much-loved area of the country. Margaret Leigh was already a successful author when her longing for freedom and independence...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £9.99

    This is an extraordinary collection of tales from one of the very greatest Gaelic storytellers, Angus MacLellan, and translated by one of Scotland’s finest Celtic Scholars, John Lorne Campbell. The stories in the book include every type of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2000
    £7.99

    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: 23 May 2019
    £9.99

    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

    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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2019
    £14.99

    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...