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Local History

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  • E-Book | Pub: 14 Jun 2018
    £6.99

    When Patrick Gillies graduated from the University of Edinburgh’s distinguished school of medicine with honours in 1890, a high profile career as a surgeon lay ahead of him. Any city across the world would have welcomed him, and his university...

  • E-Book | Pub: 20 Jan 2004
    £25.00

    Edinburgh’s reformation was one of the last of the great city reformations of the sixteenth century. It took on a highly distinctive shape due to the burgh’s social and economic problems and its position as a cockpit for English policy in...

  • 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...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Oct 2024
    £14.99

    From prehistory to the present day, the story of Edinburgh is packed with incident and drama. As Scotland’s capital since 1437, the city has witnessed many of the key events which have shaped the nation. But Edinburgh has always been much more...

  • Hardback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £35.00

    Maps can tell much about the story of a place that traditional histories fail to communicate. This is particularly true of Edinburgh, one of the most visually stunning cities in the world and a place rich in historical and cultural associations....

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Oct 2024
    £22.00

    From one of the earliest mentions of its name in the sixth century to the Covid lockdowns of the twenty-first, this is a magnificent portrait of one of the world’s great cities in its many iterations, from ‘Edinburgh, the sink of abomination’...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £9.99

    ‘A celebration of the city and its enduring love affair with music and musicians, venues and shops, one which will spark the remembrance of unique, high-octane experiences for all of us’ – Ian Rankin Discover Edinburgh’s hidden music...

  • Hardback | Pub: 25 Oct 2018
    £25.00

    Margaret Fay Shaw took her first photographs of the Hebrides in 1924 whilst travelling through the islands by bicycle. It was her photography which first brought her to the attention of folklorist John Lorne Campbell, and after their marriage in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Jun 2017
    £12.99

    During the 18th century, Edinburgh was the intellectual hub of the Western world. Adam Smith, David Hume, Dugald Stewart and Adam Ferguson delivered their diverse tomes on philosophy and political economy. Others such as James Hutton, Joseph Black,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £14.99

    This is the ideal guide to the whole route, so rich in history and natural beauty. Designed to be used by walkers on the Path or visitors to any point along it, it introduces a wealth of castles, churches, harbours, monuments and red-roofed...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Aug 2024
    £12.99

    Mairi Hedderwick embarks on a six-month-long journey to 40 islands from Arran to Lewis, recounting her pilgrimage around the archipelago of the Western Isles with which she has had a lifelong love affair. Filled with wit and wisdom that is matched...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Aug 2022
    £14.99

    During the Second World War the Royal Navy’s vitally important Anti-submarine Experimental Establishment was secretly moved from Portland in Dorset to the Ayrshire village of Fairlie, to escape German bombing on the south coast. For the next six...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jun 2022
    £20.00

    From humble beginnings at Fairlie, Ayrshire, in the early years of the nineteenth century, William Fife and Son grew to become one of Britain’s premier yacht-building yards, attracting commissions from as far afield as America, Canada and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £12.99

    Fife has always been one of Scotland’s most distinctive counties. Though never a ’kingdom’ in its own right, its geographical position as a peninsular county between the firths of Tay and Forth has helped maintain its self-contained identity...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £14.99

    At the time of its construction, the Forth Bridge was the largest bridge in the world, and to this day it remains a breathtaking monument to the vision and confidence of the Victorian age which created it. For seven years, thousands of men from all...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Mar 2024
    £12.99

    Shortlisted for the Lakeland Book of the Year Firths and estuaries are liminal places, where land meets sea and tides meet freshwater. Their unique ecosystems support a huge range of marine and other wildlife: human activity too is profoundly...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £8.99

    MacLellan’s reminiscences were first recorded in Gaelic in the early 1960s, and later transcribed and translated by John Lorne Campbell into this outstanding English language autobiography. Written in an unusual yet captivating prose style, this...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Sep 2021
    £25.00

    The Glasgow Enlightenment is widely regarded as the first book to explore the nature and accomplishments of the Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Glasgow in a comprehensive manner. In addition to a general introduction by the editors, there are...

  • 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Mar 2023
    £12.99

    Glasgow: The Autobiography tells the story of the fabled, former Second City of the British Empire from its origins as a bucolic village on the rivers Kelvin and Clyde, through the tumult of the Industrial Revolution to the third...