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Local History

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  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Jun 2023
    £25.00

    Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year Award Badenoch today is a landscape of empty glens and ruined settlements, but it was not always so. This book examines the transformative events that shaped the region’s destiny:...

  • 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Apr 2023
    £12.99

    Arran is an archaeological and geological treasure trove of stunning scenic beauty. Its history stretches back to the great stone circles, more than 5,000 years old, whose remnants still decorate the plains of Machrie. Runic inscriptions tell of a...

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 Oct 2023
    £15.99

    In 1918 Lord Leverhulme bought the island of Lewis with ambitious plans to massively expand its fishing industry and increase its population. In 1923, when his plans had failed, he offered it free of charge to the islanders in two parts. One part,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Apr 2018
    £9.99

    Black Friday is the astonishing true story of a coastal community that lost 189 men in a single afternoon. Britain’s worst fishing disaster decimated the coastal community of Eyemouth, yet is an almost forgotten part of the past. One hundred...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Mar 2023
    £16.99

    People are drawn to the harbours and boats of Scotland whether they have a seafaring background or not. Why do boats take on different shapes as you follow the complex shorelines of islands and mainland? And why do the sails they carry appear to be...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Oct 2023
    £9.99

    The Book of St Andrews juxtaposes poems, stories and memoirs with scant regard to chronological order, but in the confidence that each contribution, lively in its own right, may also enhance the others. The anthology, like the town, contains...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2024
    £14.99

    This is the story of a part of Scotland that has played a huge role in the nation’s history for thousands of years. The hunter-gatherers, who first discovered the bounty of the ancient Wildwood, the Celtic warlords, the Romans, the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 May 2014
    £10.99

    Cairngorms: A Secret History is a series of journeys exploring barely known human and natural stories of the Cairngorm Mountains. It looks at a unique British landscape, its last great wilderness, with new eyes. History combines with travelogue in a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Mar 2024
    £12.99

    The Caledonian Canal records the history of one of Scotland’s most massive engineering projects, from Thomas Telford’s first survey in 1801 into the twenty-first century. Telford’s plan, to connect Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy with each...

  • 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: 05 May 2022
    £7.99

    The written history and archaeological records of Central Scotland takes us back to Pictish times some 5,000 years ago. The geology of the area stretches back a further 400 million years. The oldest rocks are found near Lesmahagow and in the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Apr 2024
    £14.99

    St Columba is one of the most important figures in the early history of the British Isles. A native of Donegal and a nobleman of royal ancestry, his outstanding religious career spanned both sides of the Irish Sea. On the Scottish island of Iona he...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Jul 2024
    £10.99

    Known as ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut’, the Crinal Canal runs from Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne nine miles across the Kintyre peninsula to the west coast of Scotland. Designed by John Rennie after initial survey work by James Watt...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Oct 2024
    £9.99

    This is Glasgow journalist Cliff Hanley’s sparkling, unsentimental and uproariously funny account of growing up in the Gallowgate and then Shettleston in the 1920s and 1930s and his working life as a radio broadcaster and journalist in the 1940s...

  • 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: 21 Mar 2024
    £10.99

    WINNER OF THE SALTIRE SOCIETY HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR Next morning at about 6 o’clock my mother wakened us to say there had been a shipwreck and bodies were being washed ashore. My father had gone with others to look for survivors … I...

  • Hardback | Pub: 14 Sep 2023
    £30.00

    Hodges Figgis Book of the Year 2023 Maps are essential tools in finding our way around, but they also tell stories and are great depositories of information. Until the twentieth century and the arrival of aerial images, a map was the best way of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 24 Nov 2003
    £25.00

    This is a study of what was Britain’s leading whaling port. Today, Dundee captains and the city’s whaling fleet have a permanent place in the geography of the world. Cape Adams, Cape Milne, Artic Bay and Eclipse Sound recall an era when...