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Local History

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  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Oct 2024
    £25.00

    When the last 36 inhabitants of St Kilda, 40 miles west of the Scottish Hebrides, were evacuated in 1930, the archipelago at ‘the edge of the world’ lost its permanent population after five millennia. It has long been accepted that the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £9.99

    Every year, ten men from Ness, at the northern tip of the Isle of Lewis, sail north-east for some forty miles to a remote rock called Sulasgeir. Their mission is to catch and harvest the guga; the almost fully grown gannet chicks nesting on the two...

  • 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: 15 Aug 2024
    £12.99

    Occupying the southernmost part of the largest of the Western Isles, Harris boasts some of the most ruggedly beautiful and unspoilt landscape in Scotland. In this book, Bill Lawson, who has lived on Harris for many years, not only introduces the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £12.99

    The Gaelic pharmacy was rich, the sources of which lay almost entirely in nature and were subject to the minimum of preparation. Much of the rich store of material comes from the great legacy of medieval Gaelic manuscripts. In more recent times,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Oct 2010
    £30.00

    The Hebrides of Scotland – around 500 diverse islands – form the north-western Atlantic fringe of Europe. This book surveys the cultural landscape of this dramatically beautiful, complex and conflicted area, with emphasis on what may be...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £9.99

    Defining what is hidden in a city is not easy. In some cases, buildings are not open to public view, well off the beaten track, or are simply forgotten amidst the rapidly changing environment of a fast growing city. In other cases, we are looking at...

  • 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: 19 Oct 2023
    £18.99

    First published in four volumes in the early 1980s, Charles Smith’s Historic South Edinburgh has become a much sought-after and extremely rare classic. This completely new edition combines all four volumes into one, and has been completely revised...

  • 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: 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: 06 Apr 2023
    £12.99

    In 1830, the little Hebridean island of Lismore was one of the granaries of the West Highlands, with every possible scrap of land producing bere barley or oats. The population had reached its peak of 1500, but by 1910, numbers had dwindled to 400...

  • 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

    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: 23 May 2019
    £10.99

    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: 01 Feb 2024
    £10.99

    ‘A delicious trip through the geography, history and culture of the region’ – Sunday Telegraph Ever since the days of the Grand Tour, Tuscany has cast its magic spell on foreign vistiors. Attracted by the perfect combination of...

  • 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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 21 Dec 2000
    £30.00

    This book provides the first single overview of Labour’s electoral progress in Glasgow from its hesitant steps in the shadow of Liberalism to the moment it became the dominant party in the city in parliamentary and municipal politics. The...

  • Hardback | Pub: 18 Nov 2021
    £40.00

    As an archaeologist, Steven Mithen has worked on the Hebridean island of Islay over a period of many years. In this book he introduces the sites and monuments and tells the story of the island’s people from the earliest stone age hunter-gatherers...