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Local History

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  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £7.99

    The south of Scotland has a long and turbulent geological past. Perhaps most notably, it marks the place where, 432 million years ago, an ocean, once as wide as the north Atlantic, was compressed by a convergence of ancient lands and then ceased to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Aug 2022
    £12.99

    St Andrews is without doubt one of Scotland’s most historic and beautiful cities. Once the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland, it played a prominent role in the nation’s political life until the seventeenth century. In addition, it is also home...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £12.99

    The small island archipelago of St Kilda, which rises majestically from the stormy waters of the North Atlantic, has a magic and allure which is both enduring and inexplicable. For centuries, St Kilda’s remoteness (it lies sixty miles west of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2016
    £12.99

    St Kilda is the most romantic and most romanticised group of islands in Europe. Soaring out of the North Atlantic Ocean like Atlantis come back to life, the islands have captured the imagination of the outside world for hundreds of years. Their...

  • E-Book | Pub: 11 Aug 2016
    £7.99

    The war memorial in the Scottish village of Bridge of Weir lists 72 men who died during the First World War. Their deaths occurred in almost every theatre of the war. They were awarded very few medals and their military careers were not remarkable...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2022
    £9.99

    For nearly forty years John Wilson travelled the length and breadth of Scotland as a school inspector. From orkney to campbeltown and Jura to Dundee, he visited hundreds of schools and met thousands of teachers and pupils. In these memoirs, first...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 May 2018
    £7.99

    The Coddy was one of the most renowned storytellers and characters of the Western Isles at the turn of the nineteenth into the twentieth and beyond, and was the inspiration for Compton MacKenzie’s Whisky Galore. His warmth and personality shine...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2024
    £20.00

    In the eighteenth century, Glasgow and its outports became the dominant force in the highly lucrative tobacco commerce from the Americas to Europe. This prize-winning book explains why such remarkable success came about against fierce international...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2019
    £9.99

    The Truth about St Kilda is a unique record of the isolated way of life on St Kilda in the early part of the twentieth century, based on seven handwritten notebooks written by the Rev. Donald Gillies, containing reminiscences of his childhood on...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Apr 2023
    £12.99

    All they wanted was land: land for crofting and land on which to build a house. In 1908, ten desperate men from the islands of Barra and Mingulay in the Western Isles were imprisoned in Edinburgh for refusing to leave the island of Vatersay, where...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Nov 2015
    £25.00

    The Hebridean island of Islay is well-known for its whisky, its wildlife and its association with the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. There would seem to be little reason to dwell on its fate at the hands of marauding Northmen during the Viking Age....

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £10.99

    This book is an account of the people of Fife and their villages and hamlets, from medieval times to the present day. At one time or another, these habitations were the core of the country’s community life, and their individual stories provide...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £12.99

    This revised and updated edition of Aileen Smart’s best-selling book paints a fascinating picture of those villages north of the Clyde that helped forge Glasgow into one of Britain’s most energetic and vibrant cities. Although now...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £12.99

    This revised and updated edition of Aileen Smart’s best-selling book paints a fascinating picture of those villages north of the Clyde that helped forge Glasgow into one of Britain’s most energetic and vibrant cities. Although now...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2016
    £12.99

    The island of Gigha is a small gem, the most southerly of the true Hebridean islands, lying just off Tayinloan on Scotland’s Kintyre peninsula. Gigha’s good harbours, fertile land, mild climate and strategically useful position have...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Apr 2024
    £12.99

    On 31 December 1918, His Majesty’s Yacht Iolaire sailed from Kyle of Lochalsh for Stornoway, bearing home to the Hebrides nearly 300 naval veterans of the Great War. She never made it. At two in the morning, the ship ran aground by the mouth...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Feb 2016
    £25.00

    This book tells the fascinating story of Badenoch, a forgotten region in accounts of Scottish history. Situated in the heart of the Highlands and with its own distinct historic and geographic identity, Badenoch was in the throes of dramatic change...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2014
    £20.00

    Along the coast of Fife, in villages like Culross and Pittenweem, history records that some women were executed as witches. Nevertheless, the reality of what happened the night that Janet Cornfoot was lynched at Pittenweem is hard to grasp as one...