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History

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  • Hardback | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
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    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: 08 Nov 2018
    £9.99 £7.99

    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,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 Nov 2020
    £25.00 £20.00

    When Jacobite enthusiast Michael Nevin successfully bid for a handwritten letter and memorandum by Bonnie Prince Charlie at an auction, little did he realise he had come into possession of material that would change our view of history. Written in...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
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    It started and ended with a financial catastrophe. The Darien disaster of 1700 drove Scotland into union with England, but spawned the institutions which transformed Edinburgh into a global financial centre. The crash of 2008 wrecked the city’s...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Mar 2019
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    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 £24.00

    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: 06 Feb 2020
    £12.99 £10.39

    Scotland’s history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. This book takes a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life, as experienced by women down the centuries. From the saintly but severe...

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 May 2016
    £20.00 £16.00

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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: 13 Aug 2020
    £8.99 £7.19

    Sarah Sutherland wanted to be an archaeologist but now she is struggling to cope with the demands of work and caring for her elderly father, who has his own secret troubles. Her fascination with the past still remains, and she feels a special...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Aug 2019
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    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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Aug 2020
    £12.99 £10.39

    This is a new edition of the bestselling guide to this increasingly popular pursuit. Scotland has the best-maintained records and facilities of any country in the world for undertaking family research, and now that the National Archives of Scotland...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
    £9.99

    Shortlisted for the The Great Outdoors Awards – Outdoor Book of the Year 2020 Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature 2020 There are strange relics hidden across Scotland’s landscape: forgotten places that are...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2019
    £25.00 £20.00

    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 £13.59

    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 £7.19

    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 £7.19

    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,...