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  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Mar 2024
    £10.99

    WINNER OF THE SALTIRE SOCIETY HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR Next morning at about 6 o’clock my mother wakened us to say there had been a shipwreck and bodies were being washed ashore. My father had gone with others to look for survivors … I...

  • 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...

  • Hardback | Pub: 18 Nov 2021
    £40.00

    As an archaeologist, Steven Mithen has worked on the Hebridean island of Islay over a period of many years. In this book he introduces the sites and monuments and tells the story of the island’s people from the earliest stone age hunter-gatherers...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Mar 2024
    £8.99

    Early on a wartime winter’s morning in 1941, the 8,000-ton cargo ship SS Politician ran aground in the beautiful but treacherous seas of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Among its cargo were 260,000 bottles of whisky destined for the American...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £14.99

    ‘Deserves to sell like hot cakes’ – Allan Massie, The Scotsman Shortlisted for the Saltire Society History Book of the Year From the Indian Mutiny to the London Blitz, offering a ‘nice cup of tea’ has been a stock British...

  • 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....

  • Hardback | Pub: 20 Jul 2023
    £40.00

    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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Nov 2022
    £15.99

    The ultimate guide to Scotch whisky. Why does Scotch whisky taste as it does? Where do the flavours come from? How might they have changed over the years? The flavour of Scotch whisky is as much influenced by history, craft and tradition as it is by...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Jul 2024
    £15.99

    The ultimate guide to Scotch whisky. Why does Scotch whisky taste as it does? Where do the flavours come from? How might they have changed over the years? The flavour of Scotch whisky is as much influenced by history, craft and tradition as it is by...