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Local History

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  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Sep 2018
    £14.99

    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: 12 Apr 2018
    £9.99

    In May 1933 Margaret Leigh took over the tenancy of Achnabo farm, in a beautiful corner of the West Highlands overlooking the isle of Skye. In this unsentimental yet exquisitely written book, she recounts a year of farming life there, from the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2019
    £8.99

    Ian Campbell Thomson relives his time as a young farmworker on a Stirlingshire farm after the Second World War. It is a touching coming-of-age tale as the author makes new friends and experiences romance while finding his own way in an ever-changing...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £7.99

    As one of the most remote corners of the British Isles, the island archipelago of St Kilda has long held a fascination for travellers from mainland Britain and beyond. The unique way of life and customs of its inhabitants has generated an enormous...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £12.99

    Duncan Williamson was the son, grandson and great grandson of nomadic tinsmiths, basket makers, pipers and storytellers. In this book, he describes his life as a traveller with verve, candour and intimacy, recounting a childhood spent on the shores...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £14.99

    Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is now Scotland’s youngest city, a vibrantly growing community and the main destination for all tourists who seek their Highland roots or that more elusive creature – Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster....

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Mar 2018
    £9.99

    Anne Cholawo was a typical 80s career girl working in a busy London advertising agency, when in 1989, holidaying in Skye, she noticed an advert for a property on the Isle of Soay – ‘Access by courtesy of fishing boat’. She had...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 May 2018
    £12.99

    The subjects throughout this book are timeless – local belief and superstition, pastimes, work, health and cures, tales and proverbs. They are taken from a wide range of sources and periods, from Martin Martin in the seventeenth century to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 25 May 2017
    £17.99

    This is the history of Islay up to the present day with a particular focus on the people of the island. Islay was originally part of Dal Riata, the early kingdom of the Scots, but was then colonised by Scandinavian settlers in the ninth century. It...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 May 2019
    £12.99

    Many travellers have had their imaginations captured by the beautiful Hebridean island of Islay and have been moved to write about it, among them the renowned Thomas Pennant and Martin Martin. But Ileachs – the natives of Islay – have...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £9.99

    The story of Islay, Jura and Colonsay is one of the most fascinating amongst all the Hebrides. They have had substantial human occupation since earliest times and man has left many relics across the islands, from tools and artefacts of mesolithic...

  • Paperback | Pub: 25 May 2017
    £9.99

    Thousands of visitors go to the Italian Chapel in Orkney every year, witnesses to a series of remarkable acts of transformation. Among these are the Churchill Barriers nearby, straddling the ocean to link a number of Orkney’s southernmost...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Dec 2003
    £20.00

    In its heyday Cellardyke was one of the major fishing ports on the east coast of Scotland and even today, almost sixty years after amalgamating with its neighbour Anstruther, the village retains much of its former character and individuality. The...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 May 2011
    £16.99

    The book describes a golden time in Scotland before many of the twentieth-century changes had taken full effect. It is based on the recollections of over thirty inhabitants of Kinross-shire: from the farmer who oversaw the introduction of tractors...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 May 2018
    £9.99

    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: 17 Jul 2008
    £12.99

    The Isle of Lewis, the largest and the most northerly of the islands of the Outer Hebrides, has had an eventful story from prehistoric times through to the present. Evidence of human occupation stretches back to 3000 BC, explicit in the iconic...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Oct 2011
    £12.99

    The Isle of Lewis, the largest and most populous of the islands of the Outer Hebrides, has had an eventful history which stretches back thousands of years. In this eagerly awaited second volume of Lewis in History and Legend, Bill Lawson deals with...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Jun 2015
    £9.99

    This island of Lismore boasts a remarkably rich heritage, both in terms of historic monuments and of an unbroken tradition of Gaelic culture. From their first sight of Tirefour Broch, dominating approaches from the mainland, visitors to the Isle of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Oct 2018
    £14.99

    Burroughs had the reputation of one of the most brutal of all Orkney landlords and, in a time of great economic change, the harshness of his actions made that change particularly traumatic. When the Royal Commission whose findings were to lead to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 30 May 2019
    £10.99

    Lochaber is a sparsely-populated area, remote but romantic, centred on Fort William. It contains no mediaeval burgh, no major monastic site, and for its size, not even many castles. However, it does include the highest mountain in Great Britain (Ben...