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Local History

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  • 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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 25 Mar 2022
    £20.00

    Like all the Hebrides, North Uist has a fascinating history and a landscape scattered with historic sites, from Neolithic burial chambers, Iron Age forts and medieval churches to battle-sites and townships forged in the days of kelp trade and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £8.99

    In this book William Mackenzie records a world of local legend, folklore and superstition, and charts the changes he saw in his lifetime in agriculture, education, the Church and, of course, emigration. He recounts the history of the leading...

  • E-Book | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £9.99

    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
    £10.99

    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: 03 Jun 2021
    £12.99

    First published in 1969, An Orkney Tapestry, George Mackay Brown’s seminal work, is a unique look at Orkney through the eye of a poet. Originally commissioned by his publisher as an introduction to the Orkney Islands, Brown approached the...

  • 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: 07 Mar 2024
    £8.99

    Early on a wartime winter’s morning in 1941, the 8,000-ton cargo ship SS Politician ran aground in the beautiful but treacherous seas of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Among its cargo were 260,000 bottles of whisky destined for the American...

  • E-Book | Pub: 24 Sep 2020
    £18.99

    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: 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: 03 Aug 2023
    £9.99

    This is the extraordinary story of how salt fish from Shetland became one of the staple foods of Europe, powered an economic boom and inspired artists, writers and musicians. It ranges from the wild waters of the North Atlantic, the ice-filled...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Sep 2001
    £14.99

    Scapa Flow was one of the world’s great naval bases and the scene of many of the major events of twentieth-century naval history. During both World Wars, the Royal Navy made Scapa the home for its capital ships, and thousands of servicemen and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2022
    £9.99

    In 1889 Frederick Rea arrived from the Midlands to teach in South Uist, at that time one of the poorest places in the Outer Hebrides. Roads were often no more than rough tracks across the mountain moorland or over the storm-swept machair, and his...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £20.00

    The infamous ‘Beeching Axe’ swept away virtually every Scottish branch line in the 1960s. Conventional wisdom viewed these losses as regrettable yet inevitable in an era of growing affluence and rising car ownership. This ground-breaking study...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Sep 2024
    £10.99

    Nestling in an exquisite glen just seven miles from the centre of Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel is one of the world’s most extraordinary places. Ever since it was built in the mid fifteenth century it has cast a mesmerising spell over all who have...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 Aug 2024
    £14.99

    In this evocative book Iain and Anne Fraser take the reader, both visitor and resident, on a personal journey through the centre of one of the world’s most unforgettable cities. Working with four talented local artists (Irina Cucu, Cat Outram,...

  • 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: 05 May 2022
    £7.99

    The Small Isles comprise the Inner Hebridean islands of Rum, Eigg, Canna and Muck. The landscapes, rocks and fossils of these beautiful, remote islands tells of a drama involving erupting volcanoes, an ancient ecosystem that included dinosaurs and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Jul 2024
    £10.99

    In 1918, as the First World War was drawing to a close, the eminent liberal industrial Lord Leverhulme bought – lock, stock and barrel – the Hebridean island of Lewis. His intention was to revolutionise the lives and environments of its...