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  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Apr 2023
    £12.99

    In 1830, the little Hebridean island of Lismore was one of the granaries of the West Highlands, with every possible scrap of land producing bere barley or oats. The population had reached its peak of 1500, but by 1910, numbers had dwindled to 400...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Feb 2024
    £10.99

    ‘A delicious trip through the geography, history and culture of the region’ – Sunday Telegraph Ever since the days of the Grand Tour, Tuscany has cast its magic spell on foreign vistiors. Attracted by the perfect combination of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 May 2018
    £10.99

    Knoydart – the northern edge of the ‘Rough Bounds’ is one of the most evocative names in Scotland. This text offers a history of Knoydart from the earliest times to the present day. A remote and desolate peninsula, its name derives from Viking...

  • 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: 19 Oct 2023
    £14.99

    East Lothian, a unitary authority area including the old county of Haddingtonshire, is one of Scotland’s most historic places – John Knox was born in Haddington in the early years of the sixteenth century; important links were forged...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
    £30.00

    Manchester is one the world’s most iconic cities. Not only was it the first industrial city, it can claim to be the first post-industrial city. This book uses historic maps and unpublished and original plans to chart the dramatic growth and...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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £9.99

    In April 1820, a series of dramatic events exploded around Glasgow, central Scotland and Ayrshire. Demanding political reform and better living and working conditions, 60,000 weavers and other workers went on strike. Revolution was in the air. It...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Aug 2022
    £12.99

    Placenames are a constant source of debate. Who was Edwin, whose name is said to live on in that of Scotland’s capital city? Are the ‘drum’ and ‘chapel’ still to be found in Drumchapel? And which ‘king’ had...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Sep 2023
    £20.00

    Salt is a vital commodity. For many centuries it sustained life for Scots as seasoning for a diet dominated by grains (mainly oats), and for preservation of fish and cheese. Sea-salt manufacturing is one of Scotland’s oldest industries, dating to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £20.00

    The infamous ‘Beeching Axe’ swept away virtually every Scottish branch line in the 1960s. Conventional wisdom viewed these losses as regrettable yet inevitable in an era of growing affluence and rising car ownership. This ground-breaking study...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Sep 2024
    £10.99

    Nestling in an exquisite glen just seven miles from the centre of Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel is one of the world’s most extraordinary places. Ever since it was built in the mid fifteenth century it has cast a mesmerising spell over all who have...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2024
    £14.99

    In this evocative book Iain and Anne Fraser take the reader, both visitor and resident, on a personal journey through the centre of one of the world’s most unforgettable cities. Working with four talented local artists (Irina, Cat, Keli and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Jul 2024
    £10.99

    In 1918, as the First World War was drawing to a close, the eminent liberal industrial Lord Leverhulme bought – lock, stock and barrel – the Hebridean island of Lewis. His intention was to revolutionise the lives and environments of its...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Aug 2022
    £12.99

    St Andrews is without doubt one of Scotland’s most historic and beautiful cities. Once the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland, it played a prominent role in the nation’s political life until the seventeenth century. In addition, it is also home...

  • E-Book | Pub: 11 Aug 2016
    £7.99

    The war memorial in the Scottish village of Bridge of Weir lists 72 men who died during the First World War. Their deaths occurred in almost every theatre of the war. They were awarded very few medals and their military careers were not remarkable...

  • 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £10.99

    This book is an account of the people of Fife and their villages and hamlets, from medieval times to the present day. At one time or another, these habitations were the core of the country’s community life, and their individual stories provide...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £12.99

    This revised and updated edition of Aileen Smart’s best-selling book paints a fascinating picture of those villages north of the Clyde that helped forge Glasgow into one of Britain’s most energetic and vibrant cities. Although now...