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  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £9.99

    After giving up a hectic life as a journalist in Europe and Hollywood in the late 1960s to return to his boyhood love of nature, Mike Tomkies moved to Eilean Shona, a remote island off the west coast of Scotland. There he rebuilt an abandoned croft...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £9.99

    One of the Daily Telegraph‘s 20 Books Perfect for Travel Scotland has its rugged Hebrides; Ireland its cliff-girt Arans; Wales its Island of Twenty Thousand Saints. And what has England got? The isles of Canvey, Sheppey, Wight and Dogs,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £30.00

    John Gregorson Campbell (1834–91) was one of the most outstanding folklorists working in Scotland during the nineteenth century. Based on materials which he had gathered in the 1850s and 1860s, his Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Jun 2019
    £8.99

    Greenvoe, the tight-knit community on the Orcadian island of Hellya, has existed unchanged for generations, but Operation Black Star requires the island for unspecified purposes and threatens the islanders’ way of life. A whole host of characters...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Oct 2022
    £18.99

    Shortlisted for the Scottish Nature Photography Book Awards Washed by the surging waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the island chain of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides lies at the very edge of Europe. From white shell sands, peaty moors and gnarly...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £10.99

    The story of Islay, Jura and Colonsay is one of the most fascinating amongst all the Hebrides. They have had substantial human occupation since earliest times and man has left many relics across the islands, from tools and artefacts of mesolithic...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2008
    £25.00

    This study explores the history of the western seaboard of Scotland (the Hebrides, Argyll and the Isle of Man) in a formative but often neglected era: the central middle ages, from the mightly Somerled to his descendant John MacDonald, the first...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £9.99

    In 1938 John Lorne Campbell bought the Hebridean isle of Canna. He wanted to prevent it becoming a rich man’s playground (like so many other islands and Highland estates), to preserve a part of traditional Gaelic culture and show that...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £20.00

    In 1697 Martin Martin, a Gaelic-speaking scholar from Skye, travelled to St Kilda to study the island’s flora and fauna and to learn about the now extinct great auk. Much of the information that he gathered during this expedition was relayed to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £17.99

    From Masterchef: The Professionals quarter-finalist Carla Lamont. This book shares the sensual beauty and bounty of the Isle of Mull through the eyes of restauranteur and MasterChef: The Professionals 2020 quarter-finalist Carla Lamont and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £8.99

    In this book William Mackenzie records a world of local legend, folklore and superstition, and charts the changes he saw in his lifetime in agriculture, education, the Church and, of course, emigration. He recounts the history of the leading...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £12.99

    An island can be a source of escape or return, of solace or threat. In this anthology rich depictions of island flora and fauna sit alongside sightings of croft dwellers and ferry-lowpers. Expressions of affection and accounts of imprisonment and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £12.99

    The Outer Hebrides lie 40 miles to the west of mainland Scotland, forming a barrier to the North Atlantic. Culturally distinct from early prehistory, the islands contain a wealth of historical and archaeological monuments, including the standing...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Apr 2023
    £9.99

    Discover the critically acclaimed Rebecca Connolly thrillers today. From the dark shores of the island of Stoirm to the stunning Scottish Highlands, to the streets of Glasgow and the moors of Culloden, join investigative reporter Rebecca Connolly as...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2022
    £9.99

    In 1889 Frederick Rea arrived from the Midlands to teach in South Uist, at that time one of the poorest places in the Outer Hebrides. Roads were often no more than rough tracks across the mountain moorland or over the storm-swept machair, and his...

  • 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: 07 Mar 2019
    £9.99

    LONGLISTED FOR THE MCILVANNEY PRIZE When reporter Rebecca Connolly is told of Roddie Drummond’s return to the island of Stoirm she senses a story. Fifteen years before he was charged with the murder of his lover, Mhairi. When he was found Not...

  • 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...