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History

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  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Mar 2019
    £20.00

    The Flemish are among the most important if under-appreciated immigrant groups to have shaped the history of medieval and early modern Scotland.  Originating in Flanders, Northern Europe’s economic powerhouse (now roughly Belgium and the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 11 Oct 2018
    £30.00

    Scotland has had a uniquely important military history over the last five centuries. Conflict with England in the 16th century, Jacobite rebellions in the 18th century, 20th-century defences and the two world wars, as well as the Cold War, all...

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 May 2016
    £20.00

    Scottish Arctic Whaling brings to light a previously little-known but important Scottish industry. The author’s extensive use of original sources such as log-books and diaries shows that hundreds of whaling vessels, sailing variously from...

  • Calendar | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £9.99

    Following the continued success of the 2020 Scottish Maps Calendar, Birlinn is once again proud to collaborate with the National Library of Scotland. This new calendar features more of the most beautiful maps of Scotland ever made. From the very...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 May 2019
    £9.99

    The lives of the Scottish queens, both those who ruled in their own right, and also the consorts, have largely been neglected in conventional history books. One of the earliest known Scottish queens was none other than the notorious Lady MacBeth....

  • Paperback | Pub: 31 May 2018
    £12.99

    All over the world traditional tales used to be told at the fireseide until their place came to be taken by books, newspapers, radio and television. This is an entertaining collection from Scotland, recorded and collected by researchers from the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Aug 2020
    £8.99

    1648. Alie Gowdie marries Richard Webster during a turbulent time in Scotland’s history. Charles I is about to lose his head, and little does Alie know that she too will meet a grisly end within the year. 2019. Sarah Sutherland is struggling to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Aug 2019
    £12.99

    Trevor Royle examines Scotland’s role in the Second World War from a wide range of perspectives. The country’s geographical position gave it great strategic importance for importing war materiel and reinforcements, for conducting naval...

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 May 2020
    £14.99

    There are strange relics hidden across Scotland’s landscape: forgotten places that are touchstones to incredible stories and past lives which still resonate today. Yet why are so many of these ‘wild histories’ unnoticed and overlooked? And...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2019
    £25.00

    During the Second World War thousands of women served with the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) or the Timber Corps. In this book 19 Scotswomen who served in the war...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Feb 2017
    £16.99

    This collection, based on interviews with 14 librarians and other library staff working in Scotland in the twentieth century, tells the stories of their working lives, explaining how libraries developed from the difficulties of the inter-war period...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Jul 2018
    £8.99

    After joining the the Lovat Scouts at the outbreak of the Second World War Donald Angus Gillies is sent on a mission to the Alps, where he meets Francoise, a young French Canadian SOE agent. The pair immediately form a close bond, but when Francoise...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jul 2020
    £8.99

    The origins of the Scottish clans go back over a thousand years, and for centuries these extended networks of families dominated life in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. The warriors of the clan, fiercely loyal to each other and to their chief,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Mar 2018
    £9.99

    When the Clyde Ran Red paints a vivid picture of the heady days when revolution was in the air on Clydeside. Through the bitter strike at the huge Singer Sewing machine plant in Clydebank in 1911, Bloody Friday in Glasgow’s George Square in 1919,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 Jul 2018
    £9.99

    This is – in the opinion of many whisky writers and experts – the finest whisky book ever written. It is certainly the first written from the point of view of the consumer and is thus historically significant. But more than that, poetic and...