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Local History

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  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Sep 2019
    £7.99

    “The place where the German U-boat sank the British battleship Royal Oak was none other than the middle of Scapa Flow, Britain’s greatest naval base! It sounds incredible…” – William L Shirer, journalist, 18 October...

  • 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Jul 2018
    £10.99

    Argyll is well known for its magnificent scenery, breathtaking coastline and picturesque villages. But hidden among its beautiful hills and glens and on its islands is evidence of an extraordinary industrial past. Minerals have been mined in Argyll...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £8.99

    In this book he 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 families of Skye and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Jul 2015
    £9.99

    First published in 1932, Iain C. Lees’s book On Foot through Clydesdale is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the history, folklore, traditions and landscape of Lanarkshire – a county often assumed to have been blighted by...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Mar 2015
    £9.99

    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: 04 Feb 2021
    £8.99

    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...

  • Hardback | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
    £20.00

    The tiny diamond-shaped island of Pabay lies in Skye’s Inner Sound, just two and a half miles from the bustling village of Broadford. One of five Hebridean islands of that name, it derives from the Norse papa-ey, meaning ‘island of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Aug 2006
    £8.99

    In “A Strange and Wild Place”, Sandra MacPherson recorded her extraordinary life as a Highland chieftain’s wife on Glentruim estate, weaving her own story with tales of infamous Macphersons of old. In her latest book, she broadens...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Sep 2020
    £20.00

    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: 08 Nov 2018
    £9.99

    Reay Clarke’s family were sheep-farmers at in the far north of Scotland for over two centuries. In this book he tells the story of the Clarkes of Eriboll and a way of life that has now vanished forever. Seen through his own family’s experience,...

  • 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: 20 Jun 2016
    £9.99

    In the 1940s, the eminent British botanist John Heslop Harrison proposed a controversial theory: that vegetation on the islands off the west coast of Scotland had survived the last Ice Age. His premise flew in the face of what most botanists...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Sep 2001
    £9.99

    SCAPA FLOW, ONE of the greatest naval bases in history, resonates through the annals of the Royal Navy during the two great wars of the twentieth century. It was from there that the Grand Fleet sailed to Jutland in 1916; from there that Russian...

  • Paperback | Pub: 28 Apr 2003
    £8.99

    These are the memoirs of a teacher from England who became headmaster of Garrynemonie School in South Uist in the 1890s. At that time, the Hebrides were as remote and forbidding to mainlanders as the Antarctic is in the late-1990s. In the 1890s this...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2016
    £9.99

    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: 19 Sep 2011
    £8.99

    In September 1939, groups of horsemen in battledress cantered down a broad, grassy plain on the western edge of Europe. The young men of the Western Isles were going to war again. They included a tall, shy 24-year-old called Angus MacPhee (1916-97)....

  • 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: 12 Apr 2018
    £9.99

    This is the first book ever to be written on the collective history of the little group of islands between Ardnamurchan and Skye. As some of the best known Hebridean islands, Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck have a long and varied history, but are also...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Nov 2005
    £9.99

    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...