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  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Apr 2023
    £12.99

    Arran is an archaeological and geological treasure trove of stunning scenic beauty. Its history stretches back to the great stone circles, more than 5,000 years old, whose remnants still decorate the plains of Machrie. Runic inscriptions tell of a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2024
    £14.99

    This is the story of a part of Scotland that has played a huge role in the nation’s history for thousands of years. The hunter-gatherers, who first discovered the bounty of the ancient Wildwood, the Celtic warlords, the Romans, the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Mar 2024
    £12.99

    The Caledonian Canal records the history of one of Scotland’s most massive engineering projects, from Thomas Telford’s first survey in 1801 into the twenty-first century. Telford’s plan, to connect Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy with each...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 May 2008
    £8.99

    ‘An incredible testament to one man’s determination’ – The Sunday Herald Calum MacLeod had lived on the northern point of Raasay since his birth in 1911. He tended the Rona lighthouse at the very tip of his little archipelago, until...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 Oct 2022
    £20.00

    In 1922 Winston Churchill prepared to defend his parliamentary seat of Dundee in the General Election. He had represented the city since 1908, enjoyed a majority of more than 15,000 and, after five previous victories, confidently described it as a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £12.99

    This is the true story of Winston Churchill and Scotland. In the popular imagination, Winston Churchill is the bulldog of 1940 – uncompromising and Conservative. But in 1922 he was the reforming, progressive Liberal MP for Dundee who, after five...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jun 2022
    £6.99

    Throughout the world there exists an enduring fascination with our ancestry – who we are and where we come from. Nowhere is this more evident than with the generations of Scots who over the centuries have left their native Scotland to create a new...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Jul 2024
    £10.99

    Known as ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut’, the Crinal Canal runs from Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne nine miles across the Kintyre peninsula to the west coast of Scotland. Designed by John Rennie after initial survey work by James Watt...

  • Hardback | Pub: 14 Sep 2023
    £30.00

    Hodges Figgis Book of the Year 2023 Maps are essential tools in finding our way around, but they also tell stories and are great depositories of information. Until the twentieth century and the arrival of aerial images, a map was the best way of...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Oct 2024
    £14.99

    From prehistory to the present day, the story of Edinburgh is packed with incident and drama. As Scotland’s capital since 1437, the city has witnessed many of the key events which have shaped the nation. But Edinburgh has always been much more...

  • Hardback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £35.00

    Maps can tell much about the story of a place that traditional histories fail to communicate. This is particularly true of Edinburgh, one of the most visually stunning cities in the world and a place rich in historical and cultural associations....

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £14.99

    This is the ideal guide to the whole route, so rich in history and natural beauty. Designed to be used by walkers on the Path or visitors to any point along it, it introduces a wealth of castles, churches, harbours, monuments and red-roofed...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Aug 2024
    £12.99

    Mairi Hedderwick embarks on a six-month-long journey to 40 islands from Arran to Lewis, recounting her pilgrimage around the archipelago of the Western Isles with which she has had a lifelong love affair. Filled with wit and wisdom that is matched...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £12.99

    Fife has always been one of Scotland’s most distinctive counties. Though never a ’kingdom’ in its own right, its geographical position as a peninsular county between the firths of Tay and Forth has helped maintain its self-contained identity...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Mar 2023
    £12.99

    Glasgow: The Autobiography tells the story of the fabled, former Second City of the British Empire from its origins as a bucolic village on the rivers Kelvin and Clyde, through the tumult of the Industrial Revolution to the third...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Sep 2023
    £12.99

    It is time to bin – once and for all – the nonsense that Gaelic was never spoken in Glasgow. In fact, Glasgow’s place-names tell us that Gaelic has been spoken in Glasgow for around a thousand years. Showcasing new research from the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £9.99

    Defining what is hidden in a city is not easy. In some cases, buildings are not open to public view, well off the beaten track, or are simply forgotten amidst the rapidly changing environment of a fast growing city. In other cases, we are looking at...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £18.99

    First published in four volumes in the early 1980s, Charles Smith’s Historic South Edinburgh has become a much sought-after and extremely rare classic. This completely new edition combines all four volumes into one, and has been completely revised...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Sep 2021
    £25.00

    Since the middle ages, Orkney has proved remarkable for the volume and the quality of its literary output. From the skalds and sagamen of the Viking age, through to the colourful folklorists, polemicists and translators of the Victorian era, and the...