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  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jul 2023

    Written before the Jacobite rebellions irrevocably changed the face of Highland society, Martin Martin’s A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland and A Late Voyage to St Kilda paint a fascinating picture of the Hebrides at a crucial...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2022

    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: 18 Jul 2011

    Samuel Johnson’s Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and James Boswell’s Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides are widely regarded as among the best pieces of travel writing ever produced. Johnson and Boswell spent the autumn of 1773 touring...

  • Hardback | Pub: 20 Jul 2023

    Around the year 1885, Alfred Barnard was secretary of Harper’s Weekly Gazette, a journal which featured facets of the wine and spirit trade. In order to provide his readers with the history and detailed descriptions of the whisky-making...