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Local History

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  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2016
    £9.99

    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: 06 Jun 2000
    £7.99

    After his retirement from a career in medicine, Donald Macdonald turned his acute and wide-ranging mind to the study of the history and traditions of his native Lewis. Despite suffering from severe osteoarthritis, he was extremely active in the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 May 2007
    £7.99

    John Wilson was an Inspector of Schools during the latter half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. His career in education spanned 50 years, during which time he inspected many schools in the Highlands and Islands,...

  • 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: 13 Feb 2020
    £7.99

    The Braes of Glenlivet lie on the eastern edge of the Grampian mountains, in one of Scotland’s most active whisky-producing areas. This collection of stories and memories spans a century of life on farms and around Chapeltown and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £9.99

    Beyond Fort William, on the road to the Isles, lies Morar, the ‘Highlands of the Highlands’ and centre of the ‘Rough Bounds’, that wild, desolate, but uniquely beautiful part of Scotland that was once the homeland of the Clan...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £8.99

    Dugald Mitchell’s Tarbert Past and Present (written in the late 19th century!) is a marvellous account of a community at the height of the fishing boom. Written with love and affection it is a minor classic of local history. Far less well known is...

  • 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: 21 Jun 2016
    £12.99

    Upper Clydesdale, the rural part of South Lanarkshire, is one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Its main centres of population include Carluke, Carnwath, Lanark, New Lanark, Biggar, Lesmahagow, Douglas and Coulter, Abington, Crawford and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Apr 2008
    £9.99

    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 for refusing to leave the island of Vatersay which they had...

  • 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: 16 Nov 2015
    £20.00

    This book is an oral history of life and work in the Scottish Borders village of Lilliesleaf, based on interviews recorded in 1991-4 with 24 of its oldest inhabitants. They include farm, forestry and sawmill workers, shopworkers and domestic...

  • 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: 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...